Nintendo Runs Out Of Replacement Parts For Wii U, Ends Repair Service In Japan

Nintendo ends Wii U repair service in Japan due to running out of parts. Repairs were accepted until July 3, 2024.

: Nintendo has officially ended its repair service for the Wii U in Japan, citing a lack of replacement parts. The service stopped accepting repairs from July 3, 2024, affecting Wii U consoles and peripherals. This follows earlier shutdowns of online servers, marking the end of the Wii U era.

Nintendo has discontinued its repair service for the Wii U in Japan, effective from July 3, 2024. This announcement comes over a year after the company indicated it would cease repairs when existing parts ran out.

The discontinuation affects both the Wii U consoles and its peripherals, with the decision driven by the exhaustion of necessary replacement parts. Japan is now following other regions like North America where the service had already ended.

The Wii U, released in 2012, had sold just over 13 million units worldwide. Earlier this year, Nintendo also shut down the online servers for the Wii U and 3DS, officially closing the chapter on these gaming systems.