The sorrow and frankly quite saddening time for Nintendo’s Wii U is approaching closer and closer it seems, folks. According to the president of Nintendo America, Reggie Fils-Aime, its upcoming Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be the last first-party game that’s going to be developed for the Wii U. This, of course, signals the impending doom that is the end of life cycle for the console.
That said, Wii U console owners need not worry about support. Fils-Aime said that despite Nintendo no longer making first-party games for the Wii U – after the upcoming Zelda game – the company will still be selling Wii U games on retail and on the Nintendo eShop. The same can also be said about online services.
Fils-Aime went on to mention “from our standpoint, sunsetting is quite some time into the future. The ongoing activity from an online standpoint on [Mario] Kart and Splatoon is significant. We’re going to continue to support that.” Knowing this, Wii U owners should still expect the console to be supported in the foreseeable future, but who knows how long (or short) that’ll be.
Alas, despite Nintendo assuring Wii U owners that support will still be around for quite some time, one can’t help but think that the 2012 born console is inevitably going to become obsolete – especially now that the Switch is coming.