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.
Hmmm this does not seem right
Guess for fun: we'll see another article soon saying this isn't true.
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).