Dont Expect Any More FirstParty Games on Wii U After Breath of

first_img Nintendo may have just put the final nail in the Wii U’s coffin. After the release of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on March 3, there will be no more first-party games produced for the ill-fated system. This information comes directly from Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime who spoke with Polygon during the Nintendo Switch NYC event last week.“From a first-party standpoint, there’s no new development coming after the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,” said Fils-Aime. “We really are at the end of life for Wii U.”The end of first-party support for the Wii U doesn’t mean that the system is entirely dead, however. Despite reports of Nintendo taking Wii U units off store shelves, Fils-Aime stated that the company would continue to support the system at retail and through the Nintendo eShop. Much like with the PlayStation Vita (which is still holding on to life by a thin thread), third party developers may continue to make games for the Wii U. Support of online games for the Wii U will also continue.“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.”In an interview with GameSpot, Fils-Aime talked about the two main factors he thinks lead to the Wii U’s abysmal sales numbers. First, he believes that Nintendo failed to properly explain what made the system unique. Secondly, he believes that the gap between game releases was too long — leaving many Wii U owners with nothing major to play for months at a time. Fils-Aime says that Nintendo has learned from these mistakes.The Wii U’s successor, the Nintendo Switch, will launch on March 3 with six titles. Nintendo hopes to release around 30 games for the console/mobile hybrid system by the end of 2017. Stay on target Nintendo is Killing Miiverse in Japan This NovemberThere’s a Reason Why Link Doesn’t Wear His Iconic Green Hat … last_img

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