Nintendo has confirmed that it will no longer be supplying Wii imports to Europe. The news comes after Nintendo Japan said they were discontinuing selling the console that set the world on fire in 2006. Those gamers in Europe that still wish to purchase a Wii can invest in the controversial Wii Mini, or purchase a Wii second-hand. Nintendo of America previously confirmed that they will continue to stock the console during the holiday season.
“Wii imports to Europe have been discontinued. However, there are still a variety of options for consumers to enjoy Wii games and the Wii gameplay experience.”
“Wii U, which is Nintendo’s latest home console, is backwards compatible with nearly all existing Wii games and accessories, so you can enjoy a vast library of disc-based and downloadable Wii games and Wii gameplay experiences when you switch to Wii Mode on Wii U.”
“Wii Mini is also now available across Europe offering Wii gameplay experiences at a great value. Wii Mini puts the focus squarely on games with over 1200 existing disc-based Wii titles to choose from.”
Nintendo is making me broke :(
Good thing i live in NA cuz They said it wont affect the NA. This is good and bad… Good cuz people will still get to buy the Wii, Bad cuz many will still be ignorant of the WiiU’s existence/info and wont benefit Nintendo by forcing consumers to know of the new WiiU. http://mynintendonews.com/2013/10/23/nintendo-says-wii-discontinuation-in-japan-wont-affect-availability-in-united-states/
RIP backward’s compatible Wii’s
only the first gen Wii consoles were backward compatible with Gamecube games, after 2011 they removed that BC
RIP Hinato’s brain.
Agree.Wii U Be Nintendo’s Last Console..
No it won’t.
Sickr is banning haters so maybe you want to go out for yourself. ;D
You’re ignorance is only matched by your foolishness!
First time that has happened in a while…
Fufufu~ Rukia chan, I’ve been waiting for you. You’re overdue for your monthly prostate exam. We’ll be using a scalpel to check you this time. FUFUFUFUFUFU~
They said that about the Nintendo 64 too. NIntendo has more money than the gaming divisions of Microsoft and Sony combined
Wait a sec.. You’re back?!?
Unless you hack it…which is really simple now.
Lol at all the fanboys damage controlling. Wake up guys if Wii U continues to do this bad its over for the system and will proly be Nintendo’s last home console. Bottom line if Wii U doesn’t make it out this year alive with NOTABLE sales increase and I’m talking consistent weeks of topping the sales chart then it’s over for Wii U
The Wii U can survive based on the 3DS profits alone.
Not for long. Wii sales are bringing Nintendo down hill. If they stopped supporting Wii U right now and went full 100% support on 3ds they would be doing even better than before. If Wii U continues to bring bad sales in they are going to at some point stop supporting and manufacturing Wii U and truthfully mario 3D world is the only hope for Wii U this holiday, one game alone isn’t going to save it when it’s going up against 3ds, xbone, Wii (im America) and ps4.
I think NoA is stupid. Discontinue it so people buy a Wii U instead.
Not Stupid…Smart. Do you know how many idiots are ignorant of the Wii U? Not just people but store companies too! This is partly Nintendo’s fault for not marketing well but It still doesn’t defeat the fact that this is smart and needed to happen for marketing.
No. He’s right. Stupid.
And they are stupid for producing and selling the Wii Mini. I honestly don’t think Nintendo could TRY to make the WiiU fail any harder.
Well.. i can understand you are angry but that doesn’t mean it’s stupid… in all sense this is a smart and typical company move. :)
Wow the damage controlling is serious. How’s that a smart move ? Its going to NEGATIVELY affect wii U sales!!!
just dont try….. they lack sense. so much damage control, the nintendo fanboys should just be renamed to damgecondrones.
I just said above why they did it…and if anything you trolls are the ones lacking sense. You are just completely closed mined to fans just because you passed your judgment that they are “damage controlling” or just “fanboys”.
Speaking truth isn’t trolling man. Continuing Wii sales here is going to affect the Wii U In a bad way. Now parents will be buying a cheap $70-$100 Wii with tons of games instead of buying a $300 Wii U with no games to buy and i mean exclusive 1st party.
*parent will buy a cheap 70-100 wii with tons of games*
How is nintendo losing here? The wii is even cheaper to manufacture now, they are actually making a profit off it, not to mention clueless consumers will buy it this year, and then it becomes obsolete by the next. In which the Wii will most definitely be discontinued by then, and support for it will be long gone.
How is that? :/
You guys, the Wii isn’t dead yet in Europe. Wii Mini is a Wii console. Just the original and family edition are dead.
This could therfore infact be the end for nintendo!
3ds says hi along with nearly 40,000,000 walking by
Probably the best move on Nintendo’s part. Most people won’t buy Wii U’s if there’s still the option of buying a Wii. The solution? Don’t give them the option…
Hey, Sickr? Is Katamari banned?
I’m not sure. I’ve banned a few people over the past couple of days.
Thanks for the reply. I was just wondering cause I haven’t seen him on here for awhile.
Did you ban Ben Sanders? I’ve been wondering why HE hasn’t been around?
Yeah, he was banned.
He was banned because of this:
you give me the rights to ban people and you’ll have yourself a troll-free community given i visit your site multiple times a day…
Thank you one again @sickr! :D Ive had enough of theses trolls.
I don’t think it’s fair that you ban people just because they don’t agree with the fanboys here and give a separate opinion related to Nintendo. Its one thing if they keep posting shit like, and im talking all the time like that’s all they say “Nintendo doomed haha, Wii U doomed,,” but if they post dislike towards Nintendo in a civil manner I don’t see the problem then
I see you as a troll…and not someone who just simply states their opinion. Though I’ve barley commented before I’ve seen your annoying posts before and they weren’t as calm or as civil as you say. But the people that sickr banned are the ones that just brought utter discomfort and even rage to users on this site. I understand people have the right to opinion but trolling is a whole ‘nother story.
Lol yea you see me as a troll because I don’t fanboy on Wii U like all the other people here. You just don’t know what trolling is, you only find my post annoying because it goes against Wii U and against what you like. Biased fanboy is biased.
Then go to a different site that likes criticism towards Nintendo…and i already said that im fine with any opinion but you are just a troll that fails to admit it.
I wonder why Nintendo is discontinuing the Wii in both Japan and Europe, but not in North America?
They’ll probably discontinue it here last.
Maybe before the 2013 holidays, specially Black Friday, which is pretty insane over here.
Black Friday is insane here where I live too. I went to Target just one time a few years ago on Black Friday, and I swore I never would again. Never have I seen more people in a store at one time than that day. It was a MADHOUSE!
WHAT?! NINTENDO!!! I have a hobby going to the store, and buying moar Wii’s. HOW AM I SUPPOSED CONTINUE MY HOBBY!!! OF GOING TO THE STORE!!!!!!!!!!! AND BUYYYING MOOOARR WEEEEEEEEEEZZZZZZZZ???!?!?!?!?! FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!
I wouldn’t be surprised…
I would be, Anubis! :o
You never know what altsssss-er….uh tricks he has up his sleeves aheheh.
In the end, Ice is such a nice guy.
*stands up and looks with anger*
WHERE IN THE WORLD DUMBTENDO PUT IWATA DIAPERS????? IWATA USES DIAPERS……………… MOARRRR… STUPID REGGIE!!!!!!!!!!! FIRE THAT GUY, GO BACK PIZZZZZA HUTTTTTTT….
*begins to rent, screaming*
MY WII U GETTING DUST NOW!!!!!!!!! WII U GET NO GAMES!!!!!!
*starts to scream louder*
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, DUNBTENDO, IWATA DIAPER MAN, GIMME THAT RARE GAMAZZZ, PLEAZZZEEEEEEEE UNDASTAND I NEED BANJOO KAZOOIE……!!!!!!!!!! MOARRRRRRRRRRRGHHGHGHGHG!!!!!
*look at us, and points the finger at us*
NNNNNNUTSSSSSS, YOU DISCOVERED MY ALT…. HAHAHAHAHAAAHHHGRGH!!!
Im starting to think you might be ice XD
Im kidding of course.
I’m not iceazmea. Though there’s no real way for me to prove that. I would hope that you gave me the benefit of the doubt. I have a Wii U. I was just expressing my concern or lack there of; for wii production. Seeing as no new awesome games will be coming out for it. I’m not a troll.
Relax, man. I just came up with that assumption since you wrote in such a similar way to Ice. That’s all.
Although he’s annoying sometimes, we all agree that he’s a cool guy and gives some sense of humor to the comments.
Oh, in time: he also loves Nintendo a lot – he even has a Wii U as well. But it seems that he prefers to complain about it rather playing it.
???…quiet!!! both of you!!! your just another alt i created…. however FIRE THAT PIZZA HUT LOVIN BASTARD!!! …he shouldnt work for nintendo…hahahahahaha you little nintensheep are waisting your time with the wiiu!!! that dust collector set my house on fire! i’m homeless thanks to it having no games………………..i hope that dust collecting toaster fails
lmfao!!! let’s just stop before we get banned xD
Very nice! XD
I got nervous about getting banned just by reading your comments. This place… It’s interesting. That’s probably why I come around so often. It would be strange though. If all of these comments were coming from the same person. O_O
Colorful characters make the world go around. Iceazeama was an ironic person. I was watching him. Just like I watch you erich80.
I’m not European by the way. Nor do I live in Europe.
Well? The Nintendo wii production lines in usa will most likely stop very soon, even though it doesn’t look that way!
Just like how the Stores had quit selling brand new nintendo dsi’s lol
Did Iceazeama finally leave this site?
Nah, he comes and goes very often. He also contributes a lot to the site and sends tips to sickr so I doubt hes banned.
GOOD now just cancel production of it in the USA and MAYBE people will FINALLY know Nintendo has a new home console out
They would have to advertise it first, though. :P
they should do that in america to!
HAHAHAA, another one on the list, reggie is so fucking dumb. fire him!! hes the worst noa president in history. facts, that tob o lard needs to go, noe gets it. that guy needs more reconition, oh wait nintengeeks dont like him because he doesnt have a shitty catch phrase but instead does good at his job.
“my body is ready for shitty games and decisions”
I guess not…
Lol welcome back iceazeama can’t have a funny thread without you in here. Too bad the other funny guys got banned (I think)
just wait till this blog turns into fanboy city, where fanboys can jump up and down with mario, mommies bottle with their little baggy diapers, and no more normal thinking people who dont mindlessly follow their dictator. poor things. sickr is going to have to baby sit quite often.
it would be a perfect place to bring my niece, she can crawl around and play with the fanboys!!! what a nice play date!! then i wont have to watch her.
The whole “kiddy” argument is old please change the channel and stop re-running your shows…They are no longer entertaining.
Lmao really. These fanboys here are really sad and don’t think openly about what the Wii U is becoming. They think 3D world ONE GAME is going to shift Wii U sales this holiday and that’s where the problem lies.
Wasn’t 3D land pretty much on its own against every thing and blew 3DS sales to the sky mario kart was there too. Mario kart is in spring sadly. We might get aleast half the effect that happen to 3DS during holidays. Sony and microsoft have nothing for the holidays besides their new plastic. Launch sells will be up while holiday sells will be lower. People go after deals during the holidays, if doesn’t offer a cheap deal most people won’t buy them this much this holiday. Next holiday they will have more deals and more sells. Even the wii u didn’t have that many deals last year during black friday. Nintendo needs to put advertisments everywhere this holiday, the wii u and its games. They need to work out deals for stores so they can sell wii u s on black friday
The more doubting words you speak the more words you’ll eat! XD
Dude…keep this act of yours up and you may be banned… :/
The NA territory is always last it these days it seems, just like most things overall…
Super Mario Galaxy 1 & 2
Metroid Prime 3
Metroid Other M
Zack and Wiki
The Last Story
Muramasa Demon blade
Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
No More Heroes 1 & 2
Red Steel 2
A Boy and His Blob
Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort
Donkey Kong Country Returns
Monster Hunter Tri
Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Mario Kart Wii
Rhythm Heaven Fever
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories
Little Kings Story
Kirby’s Epic Yarn
Sin and Punishment: Star Successor
Super Smash Bros Brawl
If anyone says that this console never had any good games, then they are not gamers in my eyes.
Those gamers in Europe that still wish to purchase a Wii can invest in the controversial Wii Mini, or purchase a Wii second-hand. Nintendo of … wminii.wordpress.com