Official Nintendo Wii U Facebook Page Will Be Shuttered This Friday

Official Nintendo Wii U Facebook Page Will Be Shuttered This Friday

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.

Switch Japan Game Sales Have Beaten The Wii U's Five Year Sales

Switch Japan Game Sales Have Beaten The Wii U's Five Year Sales

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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.

'go Vacation' Brings Wii Sports-like Games To The Nintendo Switch

'Go Vacation' Brings Wii Sports-Like Games To The Nintendo Switch

When the Nintendo Switch launched, we're sure that there were some who were surprised that Nintendo did not launch some sports-like game with it unlike what they did with the Wii and Wii U. Instead Nintendo chose to launch 1-2 Switch as a way of showcasing what the console could do.

However if Wii Sports-like games are something you're interested in, you'll be pleased to learn that Go Vacation has recently been launched on the console. Developed by Bandai Namco, this is a game that contains a variety of sporting events that players will be able to enjoy with each other with local multiplayer features.

Nintendo Switch Has More Games Than The Wii U Did At This Point

Nintendo Switch Has More Games Than The Wii U Did At This Point

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.

This is according to a report from Kotaku UK in which they are basing their data from over 18,000 games and 250,000 reviews that were listed on Metacritic. "For as many games that had listed release dates (the overwhelming majority), we then calculated how many titles were available for the system on a given number of days from launch."

Bayonetta On Nintendo Switch Compared To Its Wii U Counterpart

Bayonetta On Nintendo Switch Compared To Its Wii U Counterpart

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.

There are some pretty obvious differences where the Switch is capable of loading the game faster than the Wii U. The games also look different on the Switch compared to the Wii U, with the Switch version appearing to look darker than the Wii U. However as Nintendo World Report TV suggests, it could be due to the differences in recording equipment/tools used to capture the Switch version of the game.

The Nintendo Switch Has Already Outsold The Wii U

The Nintendo Switch Has Already Outsold 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.

According to Nintendo's numbers, they have managed to sell 14.86 million units of the Switch to date, which is versus that of the Wii U which managed 13.56 million units over the course of five years, where its production officially came to an end in 2017. It also seems that all of this happened within less than a year of the Switch being released, which took place in March last year.

Valve's Gabe Newell Almost Worked With Nintendo On A Wii U Game

Valve's Gabe Newell Almost Worked With Nintendo On A Wii U Game

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.

This was revealed during the Valve News Network show with Tyler McVicker in which Gabe Newell's son, Grey, came on the show and spoke a bit about his father. During the show, Grey revealed that he got to play Mario Galaxy with the game's designer Shigeru Miyamoto during a trip to Japan in which his father met up with Nintendo.

Nintendo Switch Surpasses Wii U's Lifetime Sales In Japan

Nintendo Switch Surpasses Wii U's Lifetime Sales In Japan

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.

For those wondering what the Wii U's lifetime sales in Japan are, it is said to be at a little over 3.3 million units. Assuming the numbers are accurate, the Switch in Japan has managed to sell 3.4 million units to date, and in less than a year since the console was released (it was released on the 3rd of March, 2017).

Nintendo Credits The Wii U's Failure For The Switch's Success

Nintendo Credits The Wii U's Failure For The Switch's Success

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.

For those unfamiliar, the Wii U is the Switch's predecessor and we suppose you could call it a flop and despite it being on the market for only five years, it has since been discontinued, but the failure of the console was not for naught. In a report from CNN Tech, Nintendo has credited the Wii U's failure for the Switch's success, claiming that they have learnt a lot from that failure which they have since addressed with the Switch.

Nintendo's Wii Shop Channel Will Be Shutting Down In 2019

Nintendo's Wii Shop Channel Will Be Shutting Down In 2019

Nintendo is a bit of an odd company in which some of their ideas seem to be the product of forward thinking, but yet there have been some instances in which the company has been slow to adopt newer technology or features that its competitors have embraced, like the Wii Shop Channel which marked the first time that Nintendo embraced the digital game distribution method.

However given that the focus is currently on the Nintendo Switch, we guess all good things must come to an end as Nintendo has officially announced that the Wii Shop Channel will be shutting down in 2019, or to be more specific, it will be shutting down on the 31st of January, 2019. We suppose this still gives gamers a little over a year to adjust to things, but if you still plan to keep using the service, note that adding funds will only be allowed until the 27th of March, 2018.

Pokken Tournament Dx Will Be Able To Use The Wii U Controller

Pokken Tournament DX Will Be Able To Use The Wii U Controller

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.

Nintendo has recently announced Pokken Tournament DX for the Nintendo Switch and according to its official website (via Nintendo Everything), it mentions that the Wii U controller will be compatible with the game, so if you already own the controller and don't plan on buying more accessories and peripherals for the Switch, you can reuse them.

Nintendo Switch Could Beat Wii U's Lifetime Sales In Its First Year

Nintendo Switch Could Beat Wii U's Lifetime Sales In Its First Year

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.

Combine this with the 2.74 million units that they have sold since its release until now, it makes it shy of 13 million units which according to Engadget, puts it almost on par with Wii U which back in 2015, managed to hit 10 million units sold in its lifetime, and that's only after 3 years of it being in the market.

Nintendo : The Legend Of Zelda Is Still Coming To The Wii U

Nintendo : The Legend Of Zelda Is Still Coming To The Wii UAccording to Nintendo a few months ago, they stated that the upcoming Legend of Zelda would not be released in 2015. Its release date was later updated to read “TBD” which many gamers understandably worried. Not to mention there was no talk about the game at Nintendo’s E3 press conference this year, so what gives?