Game over for the Nintendo Wii U

Posted on January 21, 2017

In a chat to Polygon, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has confirmed that they will not release any further games for the Wii U.  Fils-Aime explained that the Wii U lifespan has run its course, saying “From a first-party standpoint, there’s no new development coming after the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.”

Don’t worry if you’re one of the millions of Wii U loyalists, it looks as though the online services are set to be up and running for some time.

“From our standpoint, sunsetting is quite some time into the future. The ongoing activity from an online standpoint on Mario Kart and Splatoon is significant. We’re going to continue to support that” Fils-Aime added.

Nintendo have said that they will continue to have Wii U games sold in retail stores, and still have their online storefront too, just not any new first-party titles.

This could definitely sway the influence for some people in their decision on whether or not to purchase a Wii U instead of the Nintendo Switch for the launch of Breath of the Wild. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be released on Nintendo Wii U and Nintendo Switch on March 3.

“We really are at the end of life for Wii U.”