Recently, Nintendo announced that the Wii will be discontinued in its home country of Japan. People have been wondering what this means for the console in the rest of the world. It looked like the discontinuation would be unique to Japan for now, but shortly after it was confirmed that the Wii is discontinued in Europe, as well. So what about the United States and the rest of North America?
A Nintendo of America representative recently told GameSpot that Wii availability in the United States will not be impacted.
The announcement that the Wii console has been discontinued is specific to Japan. There is no change in the status of Wii in the United States, and it is available for purchase this holiday season.
— Nintendo of America Representative
So it looks like the Wii will continue to be available in the United States for now, but the representative did not comment on availability in the rest of North America. If you’ve considered buying a Wii but haven’t gotten around to it yet, you can be fairly certain that this holiday season will show price cuts and sales like we’ve never seen before. So new Wiis may be extinct in Japan and Europe, but for the time being the system is still alive and well in the United States. Let us know what you think in the comments!