According to Eurogamer, Nintendo's Wii U is set to end production on Friday. The publication says that it has several sources that have confirmed the console, which debuted in 2012, is to cease production.

This news follows on the heels that the company will be unveiling details about its new console, Nintendo Switch, early next year. This would also make sense, given that Nintendo implied earlier this year that the Wii U would cease production in 2016.

[Source: Eurogamer]

 

Our Take
If this is true, it's certainly not that surprising. After its successful launch, the Wii U has struggled to maintain stellar sales numbers and consumers have seen hesitant to embrace the console thanks to a lack of solid third-party support. With a new console on the way, it does make sense for Nintendo to clean house.