NINTENDO IS KILLING OFF THE Wii U, because frankly what is the point of it anymore.
That is not the official reason, though we are not far off. Nintendo spilled the beans in an interview with Polygon, where the firm's America President Reggie Fils-Aime might have had too much caffeine and revealed that an upcoming game would be the final game on the console. Or if you like the final nail in the coffin, or the last bullet in the chamber.
These analogies are unnecessary. What is important is that a host of Mario, and, even more importantly Mario Kart titles are being put out to pastures. And we do not mean left to roam around in fields. Or Moo Moo Meadows.
"From a first-party standpoint, there's no new development coming after the launch of the legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild," he said. "We really are at the end of life for Wii U."
We thought about using the last breath analogy, that would have been perfect. Dammit. However, Nintendo knows a good thing and it knows how to milk it. So it is not dropping everything. Just the first party stuff that isn't working for it.
"From our standpoint, sunsetting is quite some time into the future," added Fils-Aime. "The ongoing activity from an online standpoint on [Mario] Kart and Splatoon is significant. We're going to continue to support that."
The Wii U came out in 2012, and Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was announced in 2013 but has been beset with problems. The Wii U has been struggling with the problem that no one seems to want to buy it.
Ignoring the Nintendo Switch, which some people might do, the Wii U is the most recently released of the Nintendo consoles and it had shipped around 13 million units by the Autumn of 2016. By comparison, the Wii, which came out six years earlier had moved over 100 million units.
The handheld 3DS, which has nothing to do with this really, came out in 2011 - it feels like yesterday - and had sold just shy of 60 million units in 2016. Even the GameGube sold over twenty million units. µ
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