Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Happy Trails to (Wii) U

Just weeks after Sony put down the Playstation TV, it sounds like Nintendo plans to do the same with the Wii U, according to this report from Engadget. This will be the last year of manufacturing for the system, which was hobbled by a high price and an ad campaign which forgot to mention that it was a replacement for the Wii and not yet another accessory.

In Nintendo's defense, the system did last four years before the axe fell, compared to just two for the Dreamcast and Saturn. And I stand by my opinion that the system is more interesting than either of its contemporaries thanks to a library that's not choked with "Definitive Editions" of last generation titles. Nevertheless, it seems that 2016 will be the end of the road for the Wii U. Little is known about its successor, the NX, but one can only hope it will fare better than the console Nintendo just abandoned.

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