It isn’t a secret that Nintendo’s Wii U hasn’t quite got the same market share as its predecessor the Wii, with Nintendo’s own figures confirming its latest home console as sold 12.6 million units worldwide since its launch in November 2012. That averages out at 4.2 million Wii Us sold per year. The Wii has sold 101.63 million units since it was first introduced. In fact to date the Wii U is one of Nintendo’s worst selling console, beaten by the N64, Gamecube, SNES and NES, Gameboy, DS, and 3DS.
Of course the others had been out longer but I doubt they’ve been selling in the droves over recent years. Now as Nintendo gets closer to revealing the NX Nikkei is reporting the the company will be halting production on new Wii U consoles by the end of 2016. This doesn’t necessarily mean that the NX will be out this year, though that is the expected result.
UPDATE: “That’s [Nikkei’s report] not an official announcement. We plan to continue production through the rest of the year,” said Nintendo.