Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s President confirmed in an interview for Polygon, that Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, will be the last first-party video game to be released for the beloved Wii U.
Here is the official statement he made for our friends at Polygon:
“From a first-party standpoint, there’s no new development coming after the launch of the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. We really are at the end of life for Wii U.”
Do observe that Reggie Fils-Aime refers to first-party games only.
Discontinuing Nintendo Wii U Games Is The End?
No, definitely not, so don’t throw away your Nintendo Wii U, because you will still be able to play a lot of games on it.
As Reggie Fils-Aime confirmed, Nintendo will continue to support their games including two of the most important Wii U titles:
“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.”
Furthermore, you will still be able to purchase Nintendo Wii U games from your local retailers or from Nintendo eShop.
The online services will continue to work as normal, so you can enjoy your online sessions.
Nintendo Wii U Life in Numbers
Nintendo stopped the production of Wii U in November 2016, and according to the company’s official statement, there were around 13.36 million units sold.
While this may look like an impressive number, it is relatively small compared to the Wii which sold 101 million units, and even to the N64 which sold 32 million units.
Keep in mind though that Microsoft is “one console behind” Sony, and their Project Scorpio is still a mystery.
These number should give you an idea how well Nintendo Wii U performed during its relatively short life. The console released November 18, 2012.
So, are you going to keep your Nintendo Wii U, or sell it? Tell us in the comments section below.