OH NO!! Nintendo Power to End Distribution in December

After being in print for more than 24 years, Nintendo Power is closing it’s doors. While at first this news was only a rumor, Nintendo confirmed this in a statement yesterday, saying:

“Nintendo can confirm that Future US will end the production of Nintendo Power magazine with the last issue slated for December 2012.”

To read more about this termination, continue to the full post. -Craig Skinner

Originally, Nintendo published the magazine internally, but contracted the publishing company Future Publishing to begin publishing late 2007. Nintendo, unfortunately was unable to renew their contract with Future Publishing and does not plan on returning to publishing Nintendo Power internally as they had done before contracting the magazine to Future.

Currently, no word has been announced about the number of remaining issues, only that circulation would end in December of this year. At the present time, Nintendo Power has a reader base of 475,000. Of course, this news comes at a time when the magazine industry as a whole has seen a decrease in circulation by 10 percent. On the other side, Game Informer is currently the 3rd most popular magazine in the United States, with a reader base of approximately 6 million.

We’re all sad to see Nintendo Power leave the newsstands after 24 years of publication. What is your most memorable moment in Nintendo Power history? How much will this affect your life as a Nintendo gamer?

Source: Ars Technica

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