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Having announced that it would soon come to an end, Nintendo of Japan now list that the Wii has been discontinued.

That means consumers will be left to either pick up a second-hand console once stock runs dry, or, as Nintendo may perhaps be hoping, instead opt to purchase the backwards-compatible Wii U.

Still, it’s the end of an era to a console that perhaps even Nintendo didn’t realise would become the global success that it did. And for that, it’s certainly earned its retirement.

[Thanks Engadget]

Alex Seedhouse

Alex Seedhouse

After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.