Why Was The Wii U Discontinued?

Another reason that many developers shied away from creating games for the Wii is its lack of horsepower.

When Nintendo first released the Wii, acclaimed game developer Shigeru Miyamoto — the man who created Mario — famously stated: “Too many powerful consoles can’t coexist.

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.

Why was the Wii discontinued?

Nintendo (OTC:NTDOY) recently announced that it had discontinued production of the original Wii, which started a revolution in motion-controlled video games. More than 100 million Wii units were sold during its lifetime, penetrating a previously untapped market of casual mainstream gamers.

Is the Wii U obsolete?

Nintendo has ceased production of Wii U less than five years after its launch. In late January it was announced that Nintendo had ceased production of the Wii U console. The follow-up machine to the hugely successful Wii had sold fewer than 15m units worldwide since its launch in 2012.

Is the Wii U still supported?

In fact, it’s unlikely that actual Wii U hardware will even be on shelves to purchase by the time Zelda is out. 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.