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Nintendo Focusing on Wii U Games; No More 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
    "No, there are not right now."

    Hmmm this does not seem right
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  • computernerdforlife
    +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
    This is not news. Nintendo tends to put its old systems to bed rather quick(not counting handhelds).
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  • lpedraja2002
    ouch this is a downer for those who have Wii's. Big middle finger to them.
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  • tipoo
    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
    you will still be able to purchase used games for years to come. Ebay anyone?
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  • s997863
    Waited years for Wii price to drop
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  • s997863
    Waited years for Wii price to drop
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  • s997863
    ^ what gives? my comment keeps getting cut. Some glitch??
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  • A Bad Day
    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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