Wii-U game console. Image Credit: kotaku
Wii-U game console. Image Credit: kotaku

Last year, Japanese-based video game firm; Nintendo Co., Ltd. promised to put an end on the production of the Wii U consoles. This was seen by many as the inevitable end of the console as the company was preparing to officially debut the Nintendo Switch later this year.

Nintendo however on Tuesday on its official website announced the discontinuation of the Wii U game consoles.

The end of Wii U production may just be Nintendo’s way of giving its Switch console the spotlight.

In a Tweet by Wall Street Journal’s Takashi Mochizuki, Nintendo’s President, Tatsumi Kimishima said the firm plans to increase production of Switch, pre-oder status so far good.

The Switch won’t be competing against Microsoft’s Xbox Project Scorpio which is expected to launch later this year. In fact, Nintendo’s new console is actually not competing with any other new console thanks to its March release date.

source: International Business Times