Death of the Wii U
As I started hearing about the Death of the Wii U, I stumbled upon an article today that said Nintendo has let the signal go that the….Wii U is officially dead!!
This means that The Legend of Zelda, Breath of the Wild will be the final game coming out for the system.
Everyone believes that the Wii U was an extreme failure. Me myself, it’s been the best console out to date, if you are just looking for fun games.
So what really went wrong? Why didn’t it sell?
Why did the Wii U Die?
I’ve read tons of articles, listened to podcasts on it, I own one. But, from what I’ve come to discover is that unless you are a gamer, you probably didn’t really know what the “Wii U” was.
The name was awful, to begin with, and caused confusion, a lot of consumers had already purchased the “Wii” why did the need the extra “U” part to play Wii Sports? Launch titles were pretty bad horrible 3rd party support.
Which bring me to my next point, developers had a HORRIBLE time trying to program the game-pad portion, they didn’t know how to port anything over, didn’t really know how to incorporate the game-pad into its game.
So with no 3rd party support and an atrocious name, it pretty much killed it from the get go.
Still great for kids!
The Wii U is a GREAT system, though, Collecting Amiibos and watching some of the extra stuff that brings to games is great to watch, my son which is 4, LOVES the Wii U he literally sprints up every morning to play it. To play the latest Mario game or Super Smash Bros.
Long morning of creating his own Mario Maker levels with a click of a button was awesome to see. I really hope they bring Mario Maker to future consoles.
How I will Remember the Wii U
The Wii U is pretty sentimental to me. It was at a time I had just gotten married, was barely making any money at the time, I had just had a kid, was barely paying the bills. I decided I would get a 2nd job on the weekends so I could afford Christmas presents. The job was a little-known place called “Amazon”. It was a warehouse job in Lexington KY, this was a huge, huge place filled with tons off stuff people regularly ordered online. The best way to describe my position was that I would gather stuff in a tote. While pushing a buggy around with Wal-Martesk shelves. I would ship it up to delivered, so after grabbing my 9,000th dildo or homosexual fox book for someone for Christmas. The Amazon job had finally come to an end.
So with a little extra cash in my pocket, I decided I would finally get the Wii U. I bought the 32GB Zelda Wind Waker edition and a Nerf Gamepad protector. This system has brought many hours of fun to my son and my family over the years I really hate that it is going the way of so many failed consoles. Luckily the Wii U is cracked and you can unlock even more power with it, so with that said it is still worth picking up. Since the Death of the Wii U most likely the prices will go up.
What to do now since the Death of the Wii U.
Want to know more about cracking it? Head over to gbatemp.net they got all the information you could ever want so you can play your “backup” games.
Let’s get ready for the switch now, 3rd party support is on board. I’ve read reports that it’s super easy to port games too, and the name is OK. Head over to my article about the Nintendo Switch to find out more. It was sad to write about the death off the Wii U. But, we will remember as the console that could of been.
Buying list for the Wii U!
Need the Console!
Super Mario Maker Console Deluxe Set – Nintendo Wii U
You will want a FAST memory card to trust me.
SanDisk Extreme Pro 64GB SDHC UHS-I Card (SDSDXXG-064G-GN4IN)
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