While speculation on when production of the Wii U would end has run rampant since last fall, Nintendo has finally confirmed on January 31st that global production of the Wii U has ceased.
The announcement was first made on Nintendo of Japan’s website, stating that production had ended in Japan. Nintendo of America later released a statement confirming “Wii U production has ended globally”.
Between the impending release of the Nintendo Switch and the lackluster commercial performance of the Wii U, it’s no surprise that Nintendo is ending the production of the console so early. The Wii U’s predecessor, the Wii, was still in production a year into the Wii U’s lifespan. It should be noted, however, that the Wii was far more successful commercially than the Wii U.
Source: Nintendo Prime