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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