Why Is The Wii U Discontinued?


Has Wii U been discontinued?

Discontinuation. In June 2015, the basic Wii U was discontinued in Japan, and replaced by a 32 GB “Premium” set that includes white hardware and a Wii Remote Plus.

Do they still make Wii U games?

No, not even the Wii U – it’s coming the original Wii system that launched in 2006 bringing inexpensive motion controls to the world. Ubisoft may be the last big publisher to release a game on the venerable platform, but it’s fitting that it’s a Just Dance title.

Is the Wii U still supported?

Nintendo has said it is ending the production of Wii U hardware in Japan, and that it will not ship any more Wii U consoles to U.S. retailers during this fiscal year, which ends on March 31, 2017.

Why did the Wii U fail?

The Wii U was likely a failure because of a confluence of issues. Chief among them was the fact that Nintendo failed to truly delineate the Wii U from the Wii. When the Wii U launched in 2012, Nintendo had become convinced that anything bearing the Wii’s name would sell.

Is Wii U worth it?

But for $100 a Wii u isn’t a bad deal, you can play many of the games that are on switch for a cheaper price, and the Wii u also plays Wii games natively, and if you mod it, you can play Gamecube games on it as well. Also the Wii u has a remaster of Wind Waker, one of the few 1080p Wii u games.

Will Wii U servers shut down?

Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 servers will be shutdown before Wii U. Again, servers are separate. There won’t be one shut-down date, there will be many, for all of the consoles you’ve mentioned.

Can I still buy Wii U Virtual Console games?

You can still access a virtual console on the newer Wii U, but there’s an unfortunate trend here. While the Wii virtual console features nearly 400 titles, the Wii U has 140 fewer. So, there are a lot of games for older systems that you can’t purchase at all right now. The Wii U won’t last forever, either.

Can you play fortnite on Wii U?

Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like Epic Games nor Nintendo have any plans of bringing the battle royale game over to the Wii U. Fortnite on the Switch seems like the only way to play the game on any Nintendo console, so Wii U fans might be out of luck.

Which is better Wii U or switch?

The Switch is roughly as powerful as the Wii U — a little speedier, sure, but they’re not in different galaxies. Both systems are also built around 6.2-inch touchscreens. Again, the Switch’s is better, but the concept is similar. So why is the Switch doing well while the Wii U flopped?

What is the rarest Wii U game?

10 Rare & Valuable Wii U Games

  • Hello Kitty Kruisers.
  • Super Smash Bros Wii U Controller Bundle.
  • Zelda Wind Waker HD Limited Edition.
  • Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
  • Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Special Edition.
  • Wii Sports Club.
  • Bayonetta 2.
  • Xenoblade Chronicles X Special Edition.

Is Wii still sold?

The Wii’s successor, the Wii U, was released on November 18, 2012. On October 20, 2013, Nintendo confirmed it had discontinued production of the Wii in Japan and Europe.

Is a Wii U worth it 2020?

Should I get a Wii U in 2020? Yes the Wii U is a amazing console. But if you know what you want from the console and there’s enough value in it for you to enjoy for the price, then go for it, it’s a great system. The system has some great games, many of which can be picked up quite inexpensively.

How much are Wii U worth?

Wii U “Buy” Prices (What you can expect to pay as of 4/1/2020)

Wii U 8GB (Basic)Wii U 32GB (Deluxe)
Amazon Current Price @ Amazon$196$220
eBay Current Price @ eBay$78$106
Decluttr Current Price @ Decluttr$181