The Wii dries up in Europe

Nintendo has finally pulled the plug on its iconic console - with only the US left selling it

The firm says that with the U and the Mini, it's time to move on from the firm's groundbreaking original.

End of an era

It's already pulled the plug in Japan, and now Europe is next in line for the Wii to disapper, Nintendo has confirmed.

The move, which leaves the US as the only place still selling the console, comes as Nintendo pushes the Mini and the U - despite a lacklustre response from gamers.

“Wii imports to Europe have been discontinued,” a Nintendo UK rep told games bible MCV.

“However, there are still a variety of options for consumers to enjoy Wii games and the Wii gameplay experience."

Oddly, Nintendo US says there are no plans to stop selling the Wii.

"There is no change in the status of Wii in the United States, and it is available for purchase this holiday season," we were told - and with US retailers set to flog the console (preowned, admittedly) for $50, there may be some life left in the American market.

[Source: MCV]