Nintendo Wii U No Longer Available in the Land Down Under

By   /   Jan 30, 2017
Nintendo Wii U

Nintendo Wii U gaming console released several years ago but failed to make a mark in the market. It was a commercial failure around the globe and publishers dropped support soon after its release. Ubisoft, Activision, and others dropped support and never released their AAA titles for the platform.

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Wii U will go down in history as the console that almost took Nintendo out of the hardware market. Fortunately, Nintendo stuck around and are now bringing us Nintendo Switch. But what about Nintendo Wii U? Well, the production has halted and consoles are no longer available in Australia.

Australian retailers do not have units available, still, you can find a refurbished model. Amazon, EB Games, and more have taken their listings down. Accessories are still available so those who wish to buy extra controllers, docks, plugs etc can still do so. However, we don’t know just how long Nintendo will manufacture Wii U accessories.

Thankfully, Nintendo Switch has publisher support and there is a massive list of developers working on Switch games. Which means Switch has a higher chance of success.

Nintendo Switch Partners

  • 505 Games
  • Activision Publishing, Inc.
  • ARC SYSTEM WORKS Co., Ltd.
  • ATLUS CO., LTD.
  • BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
  • Bethesda
  • CAPCOM CO., LTD.
  • Codemasters®
  • Electronic Arts
  • Epic Games Inc.
  • FDG Entertainment
  • FromSoftware, Inc.
  • Frozenbyte
  • GameTrust
  • GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE INC.
  • Gungho Online Entertainment, Inc.
  • HAMSTER Corporation
  • Image & Form
  • INTI CREATES CO., LTD.
  • KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD.
  • Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
  • LEVEL-5 Inc.
  • Marvelous Inc.
  • Maximum Games, LLC
  • Nippon Ichi Software, Inc.
  • Parity Bit Inc.
  • PlatinumGames Inc.
  • Playtonic Games
  • SEGA Games Co., Ltd.
  • Shin’en Multimedia
  • Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd.
  • SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.
  • Starbreeze Studios
  • Straight Right
  • Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
  • Tantalus
  • Telltale Games
  • THQ Nordic
  • Tokyo RPG Factory Co., Ltd.
  • Tomorrow Corporation
  • TT Games
  • UBISOFT
  • Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Zoink!

Nintendo Switch is releasing in March for $299.