Nintendo No Longer Making Wii Games; Wii U Only

Nintendo won’t be making any more games for the Wii, opting to focus entirely on the Wii U. In an interview with GameSpot , Nintendo of America director of product marketing Bill Trinen confirmed that the company has stopped working on games for the original Wii.

Trinen also confirmed that the company has no internally developed Wii games currently in the pipeline, which makes Kirby’s Dream Collection the final Wii release from Nintendo of America.

The Wii has been Nintendo’s most successful home console to date, with more than 97 million systems sold worldwide since its 2006 debut as of September 30.


via GI International

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4 Comments on Nintendo No Longer Making Wii Games; Wii U Only

R.J.

On November 22, 2012 at 9:38 pm

Makes sense, I guess.

David

On November 23, 2012 at 12:26 am

And this goes under the category of “well duh”.

Still have to pick up Kirby’s collection at some point while it’s still available.

ZephyrTuvai

On November 23, 2012 at 3:49 am

This probably has a lot to do with how easily the Wii can be soft modded, and thus easily pirated with a hdd loader. While I was looking up how to soft mod for the sake of homebrew apps, I came across many how tos that made it look like serious cake to get said external hdd loader running. From what I could tell, it had zero impact on the ability to play online even.

Marjames

On November 23, 2012 at 6:04 am

PS2 continues to have games released for it, albeit mostly just yearly updates of sports franchises. Seems like a bit of a premature decision by Nintendo.