Nintendo to Discontinue Wii U Basic 8GB White Console in Japan, Adding New Premium White 32GB Console in June

on May 21, 2015 11:38 AM

After about 2.5 years on the market, Nintendo is set to refresh its Wii U stock slightly with recent reports indicating one of the console’s first iterations, the white 8GB “basic” Wii U set, will soon be no more in the coming weeks, at least in Japan.

Over on Nintendo’s official Japanese hardware page (translated via¬†Gematsu), the company announced that the basic 8GB white Wii U set will be discontinued and cease production in Japan, with a new “Premium” 32GB white Wii U bundle to be taking its place for 30,000 yen: the new console is set to hit stores in Japan starting in June.

No official confirmation has been provided yet if the Basic white 8GB Wii U set will be discontinued in other regions outside of Japan, but stay tuned for more details as news develops.

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