Tuesday January 31, 2017

Nintendo Has Killed The Wii U

Out with the old, in with the newآ—especially if the old didn’t perform that well. I feel like it was just yesterday that I was pondering getting the Zelda: Wind Waker bundle, but I am pretty sure I will not bother at this point. The original story was that the Wii U was only terminated in its home county, but Gamespot got a spokesperson to admit that the system is being killed off globally. Nintendo is obviously shifting all their attention to the Switch, which is supposedly seeing a boost in production to meet pre-order demandsآ…

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آ…Nintendo confirmed last year that Wii U production would end soon in Japan. At the time, Nintendo also said that, as of November 2016, it had sent all of its Wii U shipments to North American retailers for the current fiscal year, which ends in March 2017. It's no secret that the Wii U has come up short. The system, which went on sale in November 2012, has sold 13.56 million units around the world as of December 31, 2016. This compares to more than 101 million units sold for the Wii. The Wii, of course, was a massive, global hit, and matching that success was always going to be a challenge for the Wii U.