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Previously, Kotaku reported that after March 31, Nintendo would no longer be servicing first-gen Wiis in Japan. Nintendo has changed the cutoff date for RVL-001 Wii repairs in Japan to February 6. The company projects it will quickly run out of necessary parts. 

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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.

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