In case we needed any more proof that the Wii U is completely, utterly dead, Nintendo is now removing the console from its website—at least, in the U.K.
Nintendo has already been pushing many of the Wii U’s best games to the Switch in the form of ports and definitive editions of games. In less than a year, the Switch has already sold more units in Japan than the Wii U sold in the same country over its entire lifespan. Now, with the recent reveal of the cardboard-based building accessories Nintendo Labo, the Wii U has been pushed off of Nintendo’s U.K. website entirely.
As users on Reddit pointed out, a tab on the website that used to be dedicated to taking viewers to the Wii U portion of the site has now been replaced with a link to Nintendo Labo. We know that Nintendo is excited to push the new project, but to replace an entire console with cardboard? Ouch, that’s harsh. Here’s a picture of the site from Reddit user BordyDogue, with the tab in question pointed out with an arrow.
It’s been a long, slow death for the poor Wii U. Even before the Switch came out, the NES Classic was beating it at its own game, and Nintendo has been shutting down its services—such as Miiverse—over the last year or so. Now, it seems as if Nintendo is finally burying the poor thing.
R.I.P, Wii U. You were never popular, but you had some good games. At least we’ll probably get to see them all again on the Switch.
Source: r/Nintendo on Reddit