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The Nintendo Wii is quite a machine – not only did it usher in a new era of motion-based gaming and turn millions of non-gamers into dedicated players (only for them to arguably drift away towards smart devices not long afterwards), it also sold a staggering 101.63 million units globally, making it Nintendo's most successful home console of all time.

However, all good things must come to an end, and Nintendo has confirmed that it will no longer offer repairs for the Wii in Japan, citing difficulty in sourcing the parts needed. Repairs for Wii peripherals will also close as soon as stock is exhausted.

So, the end of an era. If your Wii is playing up then you might want to get it sorted sooner rather than later as we imagine Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Europe will follow suit soon – although, with over 100 million consoles in the wild, you shouldn't have too much trouble picking up a spare.

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