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Nintendo quietly abandoning console we never truly deserved

Nintendo quietly abandoning console we never truly deserved


One of Nintendo's most-underrated consoles is finally gone for good, and will no longer be supported in any way, shape or form.

While the Nintendo Switch is Nintendo’s main console at the moment, the company has almost always provided some sort of support for whatever console came before it, mostly through selling left over stock and accepting repairs of said console.

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However Nintendo’s console prior to the Switch, the Nintendo Wii U, is officially dead in the water as the company announces it’ll no longer fix them when they break.

It comes at a pretty bad time too as I’ve seen several accounts online of people saying their Wii U consoles, especially the black variants, suddenly stopped working after a prolonged time switched off, so maybe check on yours to make sure it still works.

Why are Nintendo no longer fixing them? Simple, they’ve ran out of the parts needed, and obviously they’re not going to manufacture any more for a console that’s not sold anymore.

Earlier this year, Nintendo also killed the console’s eShop as well as online player for a variety of titles, most notably Splatoon.

While the Wii U sold quite poorly, only selling a little more than the Nintendo GameCube, it’s still a shame to see the system become a thing of the past.

It produced several fantastic titles, including several Mario games, Nintendo Land, and of course, The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild.

The Wii U also gave us HD remasters of Zelda: Twilight Princess and Zelda: Wind Waker, two games that fans desperately want to see ported to the Switch like several other Wii U titles have been.

Despite its low sales, the Wii U still had a good run, so if you’re one of the people who still own one take good care of it, as some could argue we never deserved it in the first place.

Featured Image Credit: Nintendo

Topics: Nintendo, Nintendo Switch