Gamers and fans alike were alarmed this week, when rumors spread that Nintendo was going to do something. That something was not really paid attention to because it had to do with that system they put out that no one bought. It’s possible that they might stop making it but as far as news is concerned, that doesn’t really matter much.
With Nintendo set to release the Nintendo Switch next year, absolutely no one is that concerned about the system they don’t own going away. As failed Nintendo systems go, this might be the most ignored and least cared about failure, yet. That other system with the U in the name will probably have almost no nostalgia attached to the ownership of it. Even the 7 people that owned the terrible Virtual Boy will creep out of shadows to say something good about it, every once in awhile. This thing? This Wii sequel? Nah. No one gives a crap.
Nintendo is outwardly denying something about this stupid machine that didn’t sell, trying their best to keep their failures hidden. Hidden from who? I guess themselves? Do they just have low self esteem and are living in denial about this dumb thing?
You can do this, Nintendo. You can admit it. The Wii-U sucked, failed and you never actually finished it. The Switch is what you REALLY wanted to put out, but felt the need to put out the silly Wii-U, instead. Now that you’ve finally finished your original plan, you’re putting it out as the Switch, probably at least a couple years too late. This will most likely fail, too, though people will buy the hell out of it in the first few months, provided they can find it since you will probably be keeping the production numbers low to create some artificial demand for the system until everyone realizes that this, too, was a bad idea.
But, hey, you’ll be able to play Mario games on it.
Expect production on the Wii-U to end some time soon, even though Nintendo is saying otherwise. Why would they need to keep producing it when there are so many in stores that no one is purchasing?