Is the Wii U dead?

  • Is the Wii U dead? 3

    1. Yes (2) 67%
    2. No (1) 33%

    Ever since the release of the switch console and Breath of the Wild for both platforms, there has been some online debate regarding the status of the Wii U.

    The same console that people were loud about Nintendo flopping and how they should abandon ship is now often talked around on how Nintendo better not pull the plug on it just yet or how by comparison the Switch doesn't offer much to jump on it.

    Nintendo has ceased production of the console, however there are a few games still being cross released for it, but it feels like Nintendo has decided to focus
    their efforts on the Switch and 3DS. The Wii U is on its way out, but at what point will you consider it dead? Is it when the switch was released? Is it when iy stops beimg manufacyured? Will it be after the last game (even ports) being released for it?

    Some people feel like the Wii U, despite its low-comings was given a fair timeframe and it is a good thing to move on while other people feel unfairly left behind just when the console was passing the struggles and getting the good stuff - like :BotW:, the game that many Wii U owners waited through the years and compelled more than a few of them to adopt the system early on.

    So who decides when a console is dead: the fans or the company?

    How do you feel about this situation?

  • I knew it was dead as soon as Mario 3D world came out. It was a placeholder console until the Switch arrived. It's over dead now. People like to pretend it's not, like the Wii U was soooo underrated. I think it was justly rated. I'm glad it's dead. The Switch is the true comeback for Nintendo.

  • I still use the Wii U (I even use it to play Wii games!) but I do think that for marketing purposes the Wii U cycle has concluded. Nintendo is not making more games nor consoles, so it is pretty clear they have moved on and Switch is their main goal, with 3DS right behind. To be honest, with the whole hybrid concept I am surprised they are going so strong with the 3DS. I mean, those few games released recently are original and pretty interesting.

    Gotta agree with Link that using it to stream Netflix is highly convenient. I actually enjoy having them both, Wii U and switch on because I can use the main screen for one and the portable for the other. The wii U did alright. The Zelda remakes were pretty neat and it saw interesting games and concepts. I know I am in the minority but I enjoyed a lot Star Fox Zero.

    That game right there was Nintendo taking risks but people complained simultaneously about the things that were the same as the past games and the 'unnecessary' changes so by the end of the cycle Nintendo was playing it safe with simple games to boost sales, like doing crossover with Zelda iconic stuff in Sonic, Yoshi, Mario Kart, Dynasty Warriors ... made uninspired and underwhelming games to give people with Amiibos something to do with them and overall felt like a misdirected cannonball with game ideas that on their own might be interested but instead were shoehorned into well known ones, such as Metroid with that federation Force game. The 3DS had a lot more to keep it going but Wii U, unfortunately, didn't fare as lucky without that third-party support. At least they learned from it by trying to make the switch easy to develop and port games for.