Despite clams from solid sources, Nintendo officially denies that the Wii U is ending production this Fall. Kotaku reports the following comment from Nintendo.
Yesterday, Eurogamer reported that the production of Wii U consoles was ending this week. Today, Nintendo says this is “not true.” Eurogamer reported that multiple sources confirmed to the site that the final Wii U would roll off the production line this Friday. “Nintendo declined to comment when contacted about this article,” states Eurogamer’s original article.
Japanese site IT Media reports that a spokesperson for Nintendo said, “There is no change to our continuing [Wii U] production.” The spokesperson prefaced the denial by stating he or she didn’t know the particulars of the article, but clearly stated that the report that the Wii U was ending production “was not true.” “Even though the Nintendo Switch is slated to go on sale, [Wii U] production is scheduled to continue.” In this reply, IT Media added that there are also upcoming Wii U titles planned for release.
Considering the Wii U is getting titles from both Internal Teams (the released Paper Mario: Color Splash) and third parties (THQ Nordic’s Darksiders Warmastered Edition) it makes sense they would say this to help push more Wii U sales for the Holiday Season. Also worth pointing out is that Zelda: Breath of the Wild is still coming to the Nintendo Wii U despite also getting a Switch Version, so they want to sell a lot of copies of the game on Wii U as well.