Apparently, despite news of the launch of the Wii U in November (and December in Japan), Nintendo will continue to sell the Wii.
Well, with more than a month to go before launch (November 18th in the USA, 30th in Europe and December 8th in Japan), and Wii inventory still in the shops, that's not a huge surprise. However, Nintendo America president and CEO Reggie Fils-Aime appears to be indicating that the old Wii systems will continue to be sold after the launch of the new product.
Speaking at an investor Q&A at the New York launch of Wii U, Reggie said, "We will continue to sell the Wii. In the US, the Wii has sold about 40 million units. We believe that there continues to be an opportunity with the Wii.
"You can reach price points, you can reach consumers that, candidly, we won't be able to reach with the Wii U. That's gonna continue to be an opportunity."
Despite his responsibility for the Americas (and Canada) he's Reggie also has a word or two to say about the rest of the world, "On a global base, certainly there are markets in Eastern Europe. There are a number of other markets where if Wii has an attractive price point, it'll do well."