Why Did The Wii U Fail?

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Was the Wii a failure?

The Wii Was a Failure. For all the buzz about motion controllers, the Wii Remote was often more a hindrance than a help for developers, and the tides of casual gamers who embraced the Wii at the outset dissipated once mobile gaming took hold.

What if the Wii U was a success?

If the WiiU was a success, there would be more RPG and RTS games playing with the gamepad. The Switch would still be made. The second the Wii U went into production, they were drawing up plans for the successor. The Switch was well under way even before they got to the point where they said the Wii U wasn’t doing well.

Good games: Wii Sports drove the system because it gave players a fun, light 10 minute game with closure. This was great for people who didn’t want to play for 3 hours at a clip.

Why was the Wii U discontinued?

Nintendo discontinued its production in November, 2016. Besides Smash, another reason for low supply of Wii U is that it was Nintendo’s worst-selling console. Today, Nintendo announced that the Switch has already outsold it after less than a year on the market.

What is replacing the Wii?

Nintendo’s next console, the Nintendo NX, will be a replacement for both the Wii U and the 3DS, according to a new report.

Can you still buy a Wii?

You can still buy new and used Nintendo Wii consoles at various stores. Depending on which version of the Wii you buy, you could still spend upwards of several hundred dollars for the console (some packages also include various controllers and games). Here is the current price for the Nintendo Wii.

Is Wii U dead?

Of course, as far as most people are concerned, the Wii U effectively died in 2017. That year, Nintendo stopped manufacturing the console and released The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, its last first-party title for the system.

How long did the Wii U last?

Wii U

A Wii U (right) and a Wii U GamePad (left)
GenerationEighth generation
Release dateNA: November 18, 2012 PAL: November 30, 2012 JP: December 8, 2012
Lifespan2012–2017
Introductory priceUS$299/¥26,250 (Basic Set) US$349/¥31,500 (Deluxe/Premium Set)

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How can I sell my Wii U?

Here are the best ways to trade in or sell your Wii U or 3DS.

Currently, GameStop is offering:

  • Nintendo Wii U 32GB: up to $120 trade credit.
  • Nintendo Wii U 32GB: up to $96 cash.
  • Nintendo 3DS XL: up to $110 trade credit.
  • Nintendo 3DS XL: up to $88 cash.
  • Nintendo 3DS: up to $90 trade credit.
  • Nintendo 3DS: up to $72 cash.

Can I play Wii Sports on Wii U?

Download version currently available from the Nintendo eShop. Also available from participating retailers starting July 25, 2014. Play your favorite Wii Sports™ games on the Wii U console! With Wii Sports Club, you can now take the competition online* with tennis, bowling, golf, baseball and boxing.

It’s 2019 and the Nintendo Wii still isn’t dead. The Nintendo Wii still has some play left in it. The console originally launched in 2006 is far from powerful, but its popularity with an unconventional crowd is bringing it staying power that its successor the Wii U apparently did not have.

Wii. On January 31, 2010 the Wii became the best-selling home video-game console produced by Nintendo, with sales of over 67 million units (surpassing those of the original Nintendo Entertainment System).