When Was The Wii U Discontinued?

Why was the Wii U discontinued?

Nintendo Switch overtakes the Wii U.

The Nintendo Switch games console has outsold its predecessor, just 10 months after its launch.

The Wii U, which went on sale in November 2012, sold 13.56 million units before it was discontinued in 2017 and was considered a commercial failure.

When was the Wii discontinued?

October 20th 2013

How long did the Wii U last?

Wednesday morning, Nintendo revealed that its newest console has outsold its last one in just 10 months. The Wii U came out in 2012, and managed to sell 13.56 million units during its five-year lifespan, compared to the 14.86 million that the Switch has now sold.

Is the Wii U still getting updates?

The Wii U has been a dormant part of the Nintendo hardware lineup, in favor of the newer and much more successful Nintendo Switch. But it isn’t entirely dead and gone yet, as the company still issues occasional firmware updates. Like one this week, in the year 2019.

Is Wii U dead?

Nintendo’s Wii U is officially dead. In case you missed the recent news, Nintendo reported that the Wii U has now sold 6.2 million units worldwide, meaning it sold 310,000 units worldwide during the last quarter, alone.

Are Wii U games still being made?

Sponsored Links. Nintendo’s long-dead Wii U is getting a “new” game this Wednesday. Of course, as far as most people are concerned, the Wii U effectively died in 2017. That year, Nintendo stopped manufacturing the console and released The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, its last first-party title for the system.

Is Wii still sold?

The Wii’s successor, the Wii U, was released on November 18, 2012. On October 20, 2013, Nintendo confirmed it had discontinued production of the Wii in Japan and Europe.

Can I still buy a Wii?

You can still buy new and used Nintendo Wii consoles at various stores. Depending on which version of the Wii you buy, you could still spend upwards of several hundred dollars for the console (some packages also include various controllers and games). Here is the current price for the Nintendo Wii.

Is Wii still good?

It’s 2019 and the Nintendo Wii still isn’t dead. The Nintendo Wii still has some play left in it. The console originally launched in 2006 is far from powerful, but its popularity with an unconventional crowd is bringing it staying power that its successor the Wii U apparently did not have.

Is Wii U worth it?

But for $100 a Wii u isn’t a bad deal, you can play many of the games that are on switch for a cheaper price, and the Wii u also plays Wii games natively, and if you mod it, you can play Gamecube games on it as well. Also the Wii u has a remaster of Wind Waker, one of the few 1080p Wii u games.

Can you play Wii U away from home?

The Wii U GamePad Is a Controller

The Wii U isn’t a portable gaming system, and unlike the Nintendo DS and the Nintendo 3DS, the controller isn’t meant to be played outside the house or away from the Wii U console. Like the Wii, the Wii U console is meant to be played indoors.

How much is a used Wii U worth?

Currently, used Wii U and 3DS systems, depending on what they’re listed with and special editions, are going for approximately: Nintendo Wii U 32GB: up to $375. Nintendo 3DS XL: up to $250. Nintendo 3DS: up to $200.

Even if the Wii U didn’t sell as well as its competitors, it’s still the most interesting home console on the market.

How many Wii U have been sold?

13.5 million units

What is the last Wii U game?

With the likes of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild becoming a last hurrah for the console, there’s one last major launch remaining for it in 2017. Just Dance 2018 will become one of the last big launches for the console, as the Nintendo Switch takes over.

How much is a Wii worth now?

How much is a Wii worth today? Used Wii consoles, on average, sell for $39 on eBay, but range in price anywhere from $9 to $93 depending on the condition the unit is in. Working systems with noticeable cosmetic damage will sell closer to $10, while complete-in-box models for an upwards of $90 or more.

Was the Wii a failure?

The Wii Was a Failure. When Nintendo formally unveiled the Wii in 2005, they signalled to the industry that they planned to compete on their own terms. With the benefit of hindsight, though, it feels like the Wii never quite reached its potential.

Can you play Wii U games on the regular Wii?

Yes, it’s possible to play Wii games and use Wii accessories on Wii U. However, please note that it is not possible to use Wii U games or accessories on Wii. Click here to find out more about Wii U backwards compatibility.

Can you take your Wii U anywhere?

The Wii U GamePad Is a Controller

The GamePad controller has controls that look familiar to anyone who has ever used a DS or 3DS. However, it’s not a freestanding device. You can take a Nintendo DS or 3DS anywhere, and it will work. If you separate the Wii U GamePad controller from the Wii U console, it won’t work.

Can you play Wii U without a TV?

But you don’t need a TV.

After that initial setup, you actually don’t need a TV to play Wii U. Certain games do require players to use both the TV screen and the GamePad’s screen. You can power on the Wii U and start playing a game without ever, ever turning the television on.

Which is better Wii or Wii U?

Besides the length, which is a noticeable change in the Nintendo’s next-generation game console, the Wii U is much more powerful than its predecessor, plus it’s backward-compatible with Wii games, which is not possible with the Wii. And the best thing about the Wii U is that it’s the first video console to support HD.