UPDATE: Nintendo has denied any claims of stopping the Wii U’s production, and will continue to manufacture them.
After announcing the Nintendo Switch, a console that looks to bridge the gap between handheld and console gaming, rumour has it that the gaming company has made the decision to stop the production of the Wii U on Friday, November 3rd.
The Wii U was never a very popular console, only amassing 13 million sales after its launch in November 2012. Some gamers swear by their Wii U console, but many people thought that the Wii U was doomed from launch, and it looks like they were right. The Wii U was plagued by user complaints of including its price, lack of third party support, no internal hard drive and underperforming specs, and confusing nature of the gamepad. Despite many popular games like Mario Kart 8, Super Mario Maker, and Super Smash Bros., a small game library led to a huge rift between casual and hardcore gamers. With the Nintendo Switch’s announcement, will Nintendo listen to consumers this time? With a debut trailer showing third party support, maybe Nintendo will have a hit on their hands this time.
Did you own a Wii U? What did you think of it? Will you still keep yours or upgrade to a Switch?