Earlier this week Nintendo confirmed it had officially ceased production of the original Wii console in Japan. The company has now confirmed to MCV UK, that imports to Europe have been discontinued as well.
“However there are still a variety of options for consumers to enjoy Wii games and the Wii gameplay experience,” a Nintendo UK rep told MCV, in part. “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.”
The Wii Mini is not affected by this discontinuation in Europe, which is a cheaper version of the Wii supporting only disc-based Wii games. Nintendo of America also recently confirmed hat while production had ceased in Japan, there has been no change in the status of the console in the United States.