The Wii has been Nintendo’s most successful home console of all time, with close to 100 million units sold worldwide. Now that Wii U has been officially launched many have wondered what will become of its plucky old predecessor, which has served Nintendo so well over the past six years.
Well it appears that where first party support is concerned, the Wii’s life is over. Bill Trinen, director of product marketing at Nintendo, confirmed in an interview with GameSpot that the company does not have any more Wii games in the pipeline. It appears Nintendo is now solely focused on supporting Wii U in the home console sphere, but this doesn’t mean we won’t see any more third party titles released for the now last-gen system.
This makes Kirby’s Dream Collection the very last first party title to appear on Wii. Over the years the console has amassed a whole host of classic titles, such as The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Super Mario Galaxy, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Mario Kart Wii , Wii Sports Resort and Wii Fit. It's sad to see the old girl put out to pasture, but exciting times are certainly ahead with Wii U.
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