Nintendo will no longer repair Wii U systems

by Danny Craig  · 
Nintendo will no longer repair Wii U systems

Nintendo has confirmed that it will no longer carry out official repairs of Wii U consoles after finally running out of replacement parts.

The details:

  • Last year, the company announced that it would continue to repair the console, but that once its final batch of spare components was depleted, the service would be discontinued. Nintendo has officially confirmed on X that it will no longer repair the 2012 console as parts have now run out in Japan.

  • Nintendo closed the Wii U eShop last year, with the online services completely shutting down in April 2024, rendering approximately 1,000 digital-only games inaccessible. Despite the closure, players fought to stay in multiplayer games such as Mario Kart 8 and Xenoblade Chronicles X, with some remaining online for over a month.

  • The Wii U was not a success for Nintendo, with the period between its launch and the release of the massively popular Switch being one of the company's weakest in history. This was due to a number of factors, including an unusual name, an underutilized tablet controller, and a disappointing game catalog for casual fans, many of whom had previously owned the original Wii.

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