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Nintendo Wii Ceases Production

by casterofdreams Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:08 am

Reports are coming in: http://kotaku.com/its-officially-over-t ... 1448945660

It has been a good run. Had fun with it till I lost it and all the games in Hurricane Sandy last year and just didn't get it replaced.

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Re: Nintendo Wii Ceases Production

by AppleQueso Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:44 am

Sounds about right. Nintendo was quick to kill off the Gamecube when the Wii launched as well, and I seem to recall something similar happening with N64.
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Re: Nintendo Wii Ceases Production

by ZenErik Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:09 am

PS3 has a legitimate shot at outselling the Wii eventually. Granted the PS4 will have been out for a few years by then and it won't even matter.
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Re: Nintendo Wii Ceases Production

by BoneSnapDeez Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:59 am

Farewell to the console that got me back into gaming. And to think I thought I was done after the SNES...
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Re: Nintendo Wii Ceases Production

by theclaw Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:29 am

AppleQueso wrote:Sounds about right. Nintendo was quick to kill off the Gamecube when the Wii launched as well, and I seem to recall something similar happening with N64.


To think they kept support after death going so long. Gamecube compatible systems were made for Japan until this month.
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Re: Nintendo Wii Ceases Production

by Retrogamer0001 Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:36 am

Well, hopefully now Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Kirby's Return to Dreamland will go down in price...
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Re: Nintendo Wii Ceases Production

by AppleQueso Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:37 am

Retrogamer0001 wrote:Well, hopefully now Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Kirby's Return to Dreamland will go down in price...

Wii U still plays Wii games...
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Re: Nintendo Wii Ceases Production

by BoringSupreez Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:18 am

Wii came out when I was 13 and it's just now going out of production. It's cool when a system lasts that long. There's no denying it's high time they stopped though.

So I wonder what the end sales numbers for the Wii Mini were?
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Re: Nintendo Wii Ceases Production

by casterofdreams Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:21 am

Totally forgot about the Wii mini. I'd say eliminate the Wii so that there isn't any confusion as to what a non gamer should buy. I heard that was a concern at first.

edit*: I mean confusion with the Wii U in retail places. Sorry bout that.
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Re: Nintendo Wii Ceases Production

by Retrogamer0001 Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:23 am

AppleQueso wrote:
Retrogamer0001 wrote:Well, hopefully now Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Kirby's Return to Dreamland will go down in price...

Wii U still plays Wii games...


I can dream though, I can dream...though it is pretty likely that prices will stay relatively high until SMG3 and another Kirby game come out.
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