Wii U continues to lose support over the years. On this occasion, Nintendo Japan has announced that it will soon discontinue the repair service for Wii U consoles and their peripherals.
It seems a lie, but Wii U launched over 10 years ago. Time has passed and the poor commercial performance of the console together with the brilliant success of Nintendo Switch has meant that this hardware has been falling into oblivion within the community.
Nintendo has been withdrawing support for the console little by little. Not long ago we said goodbye to the Wii U eShop and Nintendo 3DS (you can see some of the best fan tributes at the shop closing) and now another big news has been announced.
Although many have already made the leap to Nintendo Switchmaybe you are interested to know that Nintendo Japan will stop repairing Wii U and its peripherals after a long time doing it. The company has announced its decision today.
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Wii U says goodbye to us
Since the console was released over a decade ago and the warranties have already expired, Nintendo has announced that as of now will only repair Wii U consoles until its current stock of components and parts is depleted.
Therefore, the countdown has started. Japanese gamers still have a chance to give the console a second life and this also includes the hardware peripherals, including the Wii U Gamepad.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause Wii U users and thank you for your understanding. If you are considering repairing the Wii U console or peripherals, submit your request as soon as possible, the company says.
We are at the end of another era of hardware, something that usually happens every few years. For example, in 2019, Sony announced that the PSP-3000 console repair service in Japan would also come to an end.
As for other recent console news… Did you know that the Zelda Tears of the Kingdom news was excluded from Breath of the Wild due to Wii U limitations? Are you still playing this platform that had such a good catalog?
And speaking of catalogues… Due to the eShop closing, one player bought ALL the games on the 3DS and Wii U eShop before it closed. Of course, the disbursement of money was one of the things most talked about by other fans.