Nintendo signals end for Wii U

Nintendo has signalled the “end of life” for its Wii U games console, which was first released in 2012.

Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo America, told Polygon that Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild would be the company’s final game for the device.

“We really are at the end of life for Wii U,” he said.

The Wii U struggled to match the success of the original Wii device. It will be succeeded by the Nintendo Switch console in March.

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – the latest instalment in one of the best-selling game franchises of all time – was first announced in 2013.

But the game has faced multiple delays and will now be released on the Wii U and Nintendo Switch simultaneously.

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Nintendo has previously indicated that the production of Wii U hardware was due to end.

However, Mr Fils-Aime said that the company would continue to provide online services for Wii U players, and that third-party publishers may still decide to release software.

Source: BBC

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