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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. 

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.


But that’s yesterday?