Following the massive success of the Nintendo Wii, we’re sure that Nintendo assumed that the Wii U, which comes with a separate screen that you can play games on in case your TV is being used by someone else, would be an even bigger hit. It actually turned out to be the opposite where less than 5 years into the console’s life, Nintendo ended its production.
It’s safe to say the The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is one of the more successful and popular video games in recent years. The game has not only become the best-selling Zelda title of all time, over in Japan, it appears to have also become the best-selling 3D Zelda game, surpassing the Ocarina of Time.
Earlier this year and less than a year since its release, the Nintendo Switch achieved a milestone in which it managed to outsell its predecessor, the Wii U. This is despite the fact that the Wii U was around for about five years. Now it looks like the Switch has achieved yet another milestone, in which its game sales have also managed to outsell those of the Wii U.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was one of the titles that launched with the Nintendo Switch, although it should be noted that the game is essentially an upgraded port from the Wii U version of the game. However it all worked out in Nintendo’s favor as fans didn’t really seem to mind. Now it looks like another Wii U port could be on its way.
It seems that the Nintendo Switch is outdoing the Wii U in all kinds of ways. Recently Nintendo confirmed that the Switch had managed to outsell the Wii U’s lifetime sales in less than a space of a year, and now it looks like less than a year into its release, the Switch already has three times as many games as the Wii U did.
In terms of hardware, it is obvious that the Nintendo Switch is an upgrade over its predecessor, the Wii U. So what does this mean for titles like Bayonetta 1 and 2? While the games have yet to be released, the folks at Nintendo World Report TV have uploaded a couple of videos which compares how the game looks like on the Switch versus that of the Wii U.
Based on the rate that the Nintendo Switch was selling, it was expected that the console would have no problems surpassing its predecessor, the Wii U, in terms of lifetime sales within a year. Based on Nintendo’s latest financials (via The Verge), it looks like those predictions have come true as the Switch has essentially outsold the Wii U.
Valve’s games are pretty much exclusive to the PC, but can you imagine if Valve had made games for consoles? Turns out that the company nearly had because apparently Valve’s founder Gabe Newell met up with Nintendo to discuss a possible joint venture of sorts, although unfortunately this was many years ago that did not result in anything.
Based on the rate that Nintendo has been selling the Switch, it has been suggested that the Switch could easily surpass the Wii U’s lifetime sales within a year and it seems that for some parts of the world, it is true. According to numbers from Famitsu, it looks like the Switch has managed to surpass the Wii U’s lifetime sales in Japan already.
By all accounts the Nintendo Switch has proven to be a success and a win for the company. Just last month Nintendo announced that they have managed to sell a little under 8 million units of the Switch, and it seems that the company also expects that within a year, they should be able to surpass the Wii U’s lifetime sales.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the most highly-rated video game in 2017, and if you couldn’t get enough of it, you were probably rather chuffed to learn that Nintendo would be releasing DLCs for the game. Now the first DLC, Master Trials, has since been released, and if you’re wondering about the second, not to worry as it should arrive next month.
The Nintendo Switch represents Nintendo’s attempt at launching a console following the flop that was the Wii U. When the Wii U performed disastrously, many started to question the future of the company, but it looks like things are definitely turning around for Nintendo because the company expects that they will be able to beat the Wii U’s lifetime sales within a year.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was released alongside the Nintendo Switch a couple of months ago, although it seems that it didn’t take players long before they finished the entire game. Given that the game is an open world concept, unlike older Zelda titles, it is surprising that many gamers have already blazed through the game’s content.
Back in 2015, the official Pokken Tournament Wii U controller was launched. For those unfamiliar, this was a controller designed for the Wii U made specifically for playing Pokken Tournament, and if you’re wondering about its compatibility with the Nintendo Switch, you’ll be pleased to learn that your money isn’t wasted.
The Nintendo Switch has been selling very well, so well that it could potentially beat out the number of units the Wii U sold in its lifetime. That’s according to Nintendo’s latest financials in which they are predicting that they could sell another 10 million Nintendo Switch consoles by this time next year.
One of the more anticipated games that will be released for the Nintendo Switch is Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. At its core this is still Mario Kart 8 that was originally released for the Nintendo Wii U several years ago, but it is expected to feature updated graphics, new game modes, new characters, and more.
At the moment Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is only available on consoles like the Wii U and the Switch. However thanks to the Wii U emulator CEMU, Wii U games have managed to find their way onto the PC albeit in a very unofficial and possibly illegal manner, although there are some upsides to this.
Yesterday it was reported that the production of the Wii U had ended, but given that the information was gleaned from Nintendo’s Japanese website which stated that this was in regards to the Japanese market, it was unclear as to what this meant for the rest of the markets that the Wii U is available in.
With the Nintendo Switch set for a release in the next month or so, we can only imagine that the company will be focusing their efforts and resources on the new console instead of its older model, the Wii U. In fact last year Nintendo confirmed that production for the Wii U will be ending soon, and sure enough that is the case for the Japanese market.
Last November Nintendo confirmed that they will soon be ending the production of the Wii U. Given that the Switch will be the company’s next-gen console, it makes perfect sense that Nintendo would want to phase out its older products (don’t worry the 3DS is here to stay). This is why it also makes sense that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be the console’s last title.