Nintendo hints at ending Wii U games after over 4 years of launch
BBC – Nintendo has signalled the “end of life” for its Wii U games console, which was first released in 2012.
Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo America, told Polygon that Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild would be the company’s final game for the device.
“We really are at the end of life for Wii U,” he said.
The Wii U struggled to match the success of the original Wii device. It will be succeeded by the Nintendo Switch console in March.
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – the latest instalment in one of the best-selling game franchises of all time – was first announced in 2013.
But the game has faced multiple delays and will now be released on the Wii U and Nintendo Switch simultaneously.
Nintendo has previously indicated that the production of Wii U hardware was due to end.
However, Mr Fils-Aime said that the company would continue to provide online services for Wii U players, and that third-party publishers may still decide to release software.
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