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Nintendo Focusing on Wii U Games; No More Wii Titles

By - Source: Polygon | B 16 comments

Nintendo confirms that it doesn't have any plans for first party Wii titles.

With the Wii U's announcement, it was only a matter of time before Nintendo abandoned its old platform in favor of supporting the new. Wii sales slowed down significantly in the past two years. With another first-day sellout console on its hands, it's no surprise that Nintendo's decided to move on.

Speaking to Gamespot, Nintendo of America Director of Product Marketing Bill Trinen confirmed this tidbit in an interview. When asked whether Nintendo had anything in the works for the Wii, he responded, "No, there are not right now."

According to Polygon, if Nintendo's stopped development for the Wii, then Kirby's Dream Collection, which launched in North America on the 16th, will be Nintendo's swan song to the console.

Sadly, it might be time to trade in your Wiis or shelf them, and welcome a new Wii U-only era of Nintendo.


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    fuzzion , November 25, 2012 12:11 AM
    "No, there are not right now."

    Hmmm this does not seem right
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    computernerdforlife , November 25, 2012 12:43 AM
    +1 to fuzzion. That sounds like poor translations at best.

    Guess for fun: we'll see another article soon saying this isn't true.
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    nukemaster , November 25, 2012 1:14 AM
    This is not news. Nintendo tends to put its old systems to bed rather quick(not counting handhelds).
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    lpedraja2002 , November 25, 2012 1:25 AM
    ouch this is a downer for those who have Wii's. Big middle finger to them.
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    tipoo , November 25, 2012 2:04 AM
    Were there any first party Gamecube games while the Wii was out on retail? Or N64 games while the gamecube was out? Seems pretty normal to me.
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    Uberragen21 , November 25, 2012 2:22 AM
    you will still be able to purchase used games for years to come. Ebay anyone?
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    s997863 , November 25, 2012 3:04 AM
    Waited years for Wii price to drop
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    s997863 , November 25, 2012 3:05 AM
    Waited years for Wii price to drop
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    s997863 , November 25, 2012 3:06 AM
    ^ what gives? my comment keeps getting cut. Some glitch??
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    A Bad Day , November 25, 2012 3:37 AM
    Why would Nintendo cannibalize it's Wii U by continuing to support the original Wii?

    tipooWere there any first party Gamecube games while the Wii was out on retail? Or N64 games while the gamecube was out? Seems pretty normal to me.


    And don't forget about Microsoft shutting down the Xbox Live service for the original Xbox (and a handful of Halo 2 players who resisted it by keeping their consoles on and connected as long as possible).
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    ddpruitt , November 25, 2012 10:47 AM
    Quote:
    When asked whether Nintendo had anything in the works for the Wii, he responded, "No, there are not right now."


    Which only means non games from Nintendo, 3rd party developers *may* still make games for the Wii. Although lets face it, there haven't been any decent Wii games in a while.
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    gregaaron89 , November 25, 2012 10:23 PM
    This is surprising how?
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    chewy1963 , November 26, 2012 12:29 AM
    It's in stark contrast to Sony who sell the previous generation and games for years after a new generation console.
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    NuclearShadow , November 26, 2012 4:18 AM
    This doesn't mean any 3rd party titles won't be released for it so it's not all doom and gloom. Besides the Wii is quite aged now and the transition is completely normal. A bit faster than what we are use to but then again consoles usually doesn't take 6-7 years for a successor to come.

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    Sadly, it might be time to trade in your Wiis or shelf them, and welcome a new Wii U-only era of Nintendo.


    This is just terrible and wasteful thinking. Not everyone with a Wii can afford a Wii U right away, and further more just because a console is no longer supported doesn't mean it stops being entertaining.
    There are millions of people who still actively play older games on dated consoles or dated PC games on their native platform. You're attitude here is of extreme consumerism to a unhealthy extent.
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    shadowfamicom , November 26, 2012 3:28 PM
    Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 (PS2) by Konami (Released October 26, 2012)

    Sony's last release for the PS2 was 2011 "MLB 11: The Show"

    Last notable first party game by Sony "Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier" from 2009, port of PSP game. May be wrong about last "notable", correct me if I am wrong.

    Nintendo does not have the best history supporting last gen home consoles after the new ones comes out, at least in the US. In Japan where Famicom console (NES's japanese name) was being produced until 2003 and got games until 1994. The Super Famicom (SNES) got 1st party games well into 1998 and 3rd party ones until 2000.
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    shadowfamicom , November 26, 2012 3:28 PM
    List if you are interested:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_last_games_released_on_video_game_consoles