Wii U Sales Suffer as PS4, Xbox One Dominate

Wii U

Nintendo has released its sales numbers for its various consoles, and the Wii U — as expected — is not doing well at all. The company announced that it has sold just 5.86 million Wii Us since the console’s launch in 2012, with 2.8 million of those selling in 2013 alone. Comparatively, Microsoft recently announced […]

Nintendo Wii Mini Coming to the US Later This Month


The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 may be launching this month, but there’s another console that looks to invade store shelves in the US this month as well. Nintendo has announced that the Wii Mini will be making its way to the US at some point this month. The console will be bundled with Mario […]

Nintendo Wii Discontinuation in Japan Won’t Affect the US

The Nintendo Wii.

The Nintendo Wii officially ended its production run in Japan, but the company says that this won’t affect availability of the last-generation console in the US, according to GameSpot. A Nintendo of America representative told the website that the discontinuation of the Wii gaming console would not affect the US at all. Specifically, the rep […]

Nintendo Wii Officially Dead; Production Ends After 7 Years


It’s official: Nintendo has halted production of its Wii gaming console after almost seven years on the market. The company’s Japanese website lists the Wii console as “shussan shuuryou” (or 出産終了), which means “production ended.” The Wii had a good run while it lasted, and while it slowly started to lose steam after a few years, it […]

Wii U Update Adds Original Wii Game Support to GamePad

The Deluxe Edition Wii U

Nintendo has pushed out a new firmware update for its Wii U gaming console that adds the ability to play original Wii titles right on the Wii U’s GamePad. This new feature allows gamers to turn off their TV entirely and continue playing an original Wii game exclusively on the Wii U’s GamePad. The only downside […]

Nintendo Wii U Controller Brings Mobile Tech to the Gaming Console

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Nintendo unveiled the Wii U at E3 2011 today. The Wii U controller is what really caught our eyes. The Wii U is a tablet-like controller that augments what’s on the screen. While we don’t normally cover gaming consoles here at GBM, we find the Nintendo Wii U controller particularly interesting. It blends a lot […]