Wii U News


Nintendo Updates List of Hardware and Software Units Sold

By Jason Faulkner, Jan 31, 2017 1:25pm PST

Nintendo also released info on best-selling Nintendo 3DS and Wii U games.


"Those Wii and Wii-U attach rates are huge! The Wii even beats out the recently announced PS4 ..."

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Nintendo has stopped Wii U production in Japan

By John Keefer, Jan 31, 2017 8:33am PST

We knew it was coming as the company ramps up proction of Switch.


"Time of death has been called. You were taken from us too soon, Wii U."

- one random winner see all 7 comments

Nintendo Actually Raises Their Full Year Financial Forecast

By Asif Khan, Jan 31, 2017 3:05am PST

A weaknening yen and strong performance of Pokemon Sun and Moon highlight a solid third quarter earnings report from Nintendo.


"Thanks Asif, always a good read. I have a good feeling that the switch is going to be the ..."

- rumham see all 5 comments

Nintendo's Legend of Zelda sale on European Wii U and 3DS eShops discounts titles by 30%

By David Craddock, Jan 27, 2017 12:58pm PST

Every Zelda game available digitally will be discounted.


"They don't? That's the same Zelda sale that the US got before the holidays then."

- dodob see all 28 comments

Farewell to my Wii U

By Greg Burke, Jan 23, 2017 3:33pm PST

Greg Burke made the difficult decision to part ways with his Wii U to fund his Nintendo Switch prepurchase. He filmed the process for our enjoyment. Please take a look.


"Resurrect captain lou. Might be cheaper and with results in the better mario"

- RikiTiki2 see all 26 comments

Nintendo Switch Won't Be Using StreetPass or Miiverse

By Brittany Vincent, Jan 16, 2017 11:15am PST

Neither social platform will be available on Nintendo's newest console. 


"Yeah, I hope Miiverse gets patched in. I kinda feel like the lack of pocketability and lower ..."

- one random winner see all 3 comments

Zelda: Breath of the Wild runs better on Switch than on Wii U, might output in 900p in docked mode

By David Craddock, Jan 14, 2017 7:56am PST

Faster load times, higher resolution, and better sound quality, according to producer Eiji Aonuma.


"Getting into that fight from the position they're in while ignoring their strengths makes no sense"

- Serpico74 see all 79 comments

Nintendo will add Pokemon Snap to the North American Wii U Virtual Console tomorrow

By David Craddock, Jan 04, 2017 12:49pm PST

Pikachu! I snap you!


"I intend to hook up my old Wii to my 15khz CRT for VC stuff...the Wii U dropped the ball on that ..."

- Vorlonesque see all 19 comments

Game Awards 2016: Zelda: Breath of the Wild gets new gameplay tease

By Steve Watts, Dec 01, 2016 7:28pm PST

The Legend of Zelda: Breathe of the Wild got some breathing room at The Game Awards, with a lengthy and casual gameplay look from Nintendo's Treehouse.


"Wind Waker had stealth. For like 10 minutes. I only remember it being used when you went into a ..."

- K1Bond007 see all 10 comments

Stardew Valley nixed for Wii U, but coming to Switch

By John Keefer, Nov 30, 2016 7:39am PST

It's coming to Xbox One, but Nintendo fans will need to wait a bit longer.


"I'd say almost guaranteed with Gung Ho (Puzzle and Dragons developer) listed as a partner."

- capt tripps see all 8 comments

Triforce-fecta: Celebrating Zelda: A Link to the Past, Ocarina of Time, and Twilight Princess

By David Craddock, Nov 25, 2016 10:00am PST

Shacknews staff and Chatty users reminisce over three of Zelda's most beloved installments.


Report: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild won't launch along with Nintendo Switch

By Daniel Perez, Nov 15, 2016 6:42am PST

The next Legend of Zelda title was expected to launch in March 2017 along with the Switch, but a new report claims that's no longer the case.


"Bye WiiU. I kept you around because I was waiting on Zelda. I had fun times."

- rtricoche see all 7 comments

Nintendo confirms Wii U production is coming to an end

By Daniel Perez, Nov 10, 2016 6:26am PST

After several reports, and then denying those very reports, Nintendo has confirmed it is ending the production of the Wii U soon.


"There's no need to cut the price if it's still moving. Systems do sell even if the replacement ..."

- daggot see all 8 comments

Xbox One and NBA 2K17 top the sales charts in September, according to NPD

By Asif Khan, Oct 20, 2016 7:45pm PDT

Overall spending on software, hardware and accessories declined year over year.


Our Dream Nintendo NX Launch Game Lineup

By Cassidee Moser, Oct 14, 2016 4:15pm PDT

We consider  some of the games we'd really love to see launch on the NX, including F-Zero, Pokemon, and Metroid. 


"More like a list of things that we won't get. Except the HD Remakes, of course. "

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