Nintendo have confirmed that they will continue supplying American retailers with Wii consoles, despite production of the console being ceased in Japan.

It was announced earlier this week that Wii consoles will begin to dry out in their native nation of Japan, however it has been revealed that in America the Wii will, for the time being, live on.

The move was confirmed by a Nintendo representative, who told Gamespot:

“The announcement that the Wii console has been discontinued is specific to Japan, there is no change in the status of Wii in the United States, and it is available for purchase this holiday season.”

This will mean that the veteran console will be heading into its eighth holiday season in the market, with sales figures worldwide now exceeding the 100 million mark.

Those in the U S of A that fancy picking themselves up a Nintendo Wii will allegedly be able to pick up a preowned unit for an incredible $50 (£30) this coming Black Friday.

Following this news it was confirmed that Nintendo of Europe will follow the example of their Japanese counterpart, as imports to the Continent set to be discontinued.

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