So, it’s been confirmed. Breath of the Wild, the latest Zelda game coming from Nintendo will be the last first-party game to be released on the Wii U. The proverbial nail in the lid of the coffin, so to speak.
I can almost feel the sadness from the tens of Wii U owners scattered around the world.
During a recent discussion between Polygon and Reggie Fils-Amie, the Nintendo of America President, Reggie stated “From a first-party standpoint, there’s no new development coming after the launch of the legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,” he said. “We really are at the end of life for Wii U.”
While online services are going to continue to be supported for some time, it really is a little sad to see the Wii U getting wrapped up only four-and-a-half years after release.
In my opinion, I thought the Wii U was a great console that had a lot of potential. Sadly, it sold the least amount of mainstream units in Nintendo’s history, making this ending inevitable. I feel as though the lack of a bigger range of Triple-A titles being available on the console certainly didn’t help this either.
That is probably my biggest worry for the Switch as well. While the console and hardware are innovative, Nintendo’s newest console could end up with the same short life span without the support of big name, third party developers.
Check out the full article on Polygon’s talk with Reggie at their website by following this link, and let us know your thoughts on the death of the Wii U and the possibilities of the Switch in the comments below.