Production on new Wii U sets has ended, according to Nintendo’s Japanese website. A page detailing the models of the console that are currently in production indicates that the final two sets have been discontinued, officially marking the end of the system’s lifespan.
Following the release of its third quarter earnings financial report this morning, the company’s website updated to show that the remaining Wii U models have been discontinued in Japan. These include the 32 GB Splatoon bundle and the standard 32 GB Deluxe model.
Nintendo announced last November that it planned to cease production on the console by the end of the year. Rumors flew that Nintendo would stop making new Wii U units ahead of the Nintendo Switch’s full reveal, which came in October. The Wii U’s follow-up does away with many of its predecessor’s features, including the tablet controller’s second screen and the Miiverse social community.
The Wii U, which launched in 2012, suffered at retail throughout its lifespan. The console’s performance was a letdown to fans and Nintendo alike, as reflected by diminishing sales returns and game releases over the years.
The Switch will hit stores on March 3, giving retailers just enough time to clear out Wii U stock and make room on their shelves for Nintendo’s latest console.