The Nintendo Wii U might be ending soon, it’s quite unfortunate too as I quite enjoyed the fun little console. In November of 2012, the Wii U launched in American markets, and it was met with mild to lukewarm reviews, while many praised one of the launch titles for the console ‘Nintendo Land’ for the game’s ability to showcase the new features of the console, others bore criticism against the console itself, calling it almost incomplete as a console as well as the hardware. This would be the argument for many to come about Nintendo’s intriguing console, and it has still stuck around to this day. However, in what may be a last ditch attempt to prove the Wii U could hold up in the 8th generation of consoles, Nintendo released a teaser for their newest Zelda title: Breath of the Wild. The trailer boasted what was most likely at the time, superior graphics quality than any other Wii U game seen at the time. This one trailer had boosted the Wii U’s life cycle however, it may have been all for naught.
Earlier in March of 2016, rumors surfaced that Nintendo would be ending the production of the Wii U around the end of 2016. This rumor was met by much skepticism, as the Wii U was a colossal flop for the company, it was still considered by far and away the successor to the Wii that was here to stay. However, as of this morning, several sources had confirmed to the news site, Eurogamer, that the production of Wii U consoles will be ending this Friday, November 4, 2016. Nintendo has announced that the last day for retailers to order their shipments of Wii U consoles would be October 31, 2016, and only a small handful of retailers have taken the opportunity to place those orders.
Only time will be able to tell how far their old console will fly into the future, it’s life cycle past the end of production may last for a long time, it may only last a few short weeks to months. One thing is for certain however, the world is eagerly anticipating the launch of the Nintendo Switch.