Rest in Peace, Wii U (one final time) | Kaser Focus

by | Jul 5, 2024 | Technology

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We are gathered here today to mourn the loss of Nintendo’s most misunderstood console, the Wii U. Yes, again — because Nintendo Japan announced today that they’ve run out of repair parts for the console, and as such will no longer be repairing it. Once its bricked, it’s bricked for keeps. That’s not to say that the Wii U was necessarily robust up to this point. Nintendo shut down the store on the console earlier this year, which essentially put the console’s community on life support.

But still, I want to take a minute to once again talk about how much I like the Wii U and how much I miss being able to use it freely. Without the Wii U and its awkward, boxy handheld controller, you don’t have the Switch with its sleeker design, nor do you have the hybrid system that’s made the Switch such a runaway success. The Wii U may not have had quite as redoubtable library as the Wii or the Switch, but it’s still the console where I played Bayonetta 2, Metroid Prime, Breath of the Wild and Shovel Knight for the first time. Sure, my Wii U is basically just a repository for retro games at this point, but it still holds a place of honor in my console cabinet.

The other news of the week is that Capcom revealed more about its slate of games coming out in the next few months. These include the Dead Rising Deluxe Remaster, Resident Evil 7 on Apple devices and Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess. Their showcase was a pretty brief little event, and I believe they were pretty clear about what they were going to show. And yet, there were still those who were hoping to see a new Dino Crisis announced. I’m not sure why we do this to ourselves — Capcom isn’t even bothering with Exoprimal anymore.

In personal news, I’ll be dipping back into the Hoyoverse this week as Zenless Zone Zero has officially launched. I don’t think I’ll have time to get back into Final Fantasy XIV, because I’m several expansions behind and would like to sleep sometime before September. I’ll probably also try out The First Descendant once its tumultuous launch period has settled down.

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GamesBeat is excited to partner with Lil Snack to have customized games just for our audience! We know as gamers ourselves, this is an exciting way to engage through play with the GamesBeat content you have already come to love. Start playing games here. 

We are gathered here today to mourn the loss of Nintendo’s most misunderstood console, the Wii U. Yes, again — because Nintendo Japan announced today that they’ve run out of repair parts for the console, and as such will no longer be repairing it. Once its bricked, it’s bricked for keeps. That’s not to say that the Wii U was necessarily robust up to this point. Nintendo shut down the store on the console earlier this year, which essentially put the console’s community on life support.

But still, I want to take a minute to once again talk about how much I like the Wii U and how much I miss being able to use it freely. Without the Wii U and its awkward, boxy handheld controller, you don’t have the Switch with its sleeker design, nor do you have the hybrid system that’s made the Switch such a runaway success. The Wii U may not have had quite as redoubtable library as the Wii or the Switch, but it’s still the console where I played Bayonetta 2, Metroid Prime, Breath of the Wild and Shovel Knight for the first time. Sure, my Wii U is basically just a repository for retro games at this point, but it still holds a place of honor in my console cabinet.

The other news of the week is that Capcom revealed more about its slate of games coming out in the next few months. These include the Dead Rising Deluxe Remaster, Resident Evil 7 on Apple devices and Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess. Their showcase was a pretty brief little event, and I believe they were pretty clear about what they were going to show. And yet, there were still those who were hoping to see a new Dino Crisis announced. I’m not sure why we do this to ourselves — Capcom isn’t even bothering with Exoprimal anymore.

In personal news, I’ll be dipping back into the Hoyoverse this week as Zenless Zone Zero has officially launched. I don’t think I’ll have time to get back into Final Fantasy XIV, because I’m several expansions behind and would like to sleep sometime before September. I’ll probably also try out The First Descendant once its tumultuous launch period has settled down.

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