After spending three-and-a-half years languishing at the bottom of the market, the Wii U is finally being put to rest. That’s according to a report published by Japan’s Nikkei on Tuesday, which claims that Nintendo will cease production of the ill-fated console before the end of 2016, perhaps in preparation for the rumored NX console.
Hours later, Nintendo responded to the report by denying it out of hand, saying that it wasn’t an official report from the company. According to Nintendo, “production is scheduled to continue” in the coming months.
But whether or not the report is completely accurate, it begs an interesting question about the future of the company: Is the next home console Nintendo’s last chance to compete with the PS4, Xbox One, PC and VR?