After just three years and some change, Nintendo has reportedly made the decision to stop production of their Wii U console, their tablet/console hybrid that failed to recapture the success of its predecessor, the Nintendo Wii. Production will halt sometime before the end of the year, meaning it likely won’t make it to its fourth anniversary in November.

Wii U, we hardly knew ye, but the ones who did know you thought you were pretty fun. However, you seriously trailed behind the competition when it came to graphical capability and online functionality. Oh, and your third-party support left something to be desired, too.

Nintendo has sold approximately 12.6 million Wii U’s worldwide, which is a drop in the bucket compared to the over 100 million Wiis sold in its 7-year life span. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, though. Nintendo’s decision to put the Wii U out to pasture more than likely coincides with the upcoming launch of the Nintendo NX. As a lifelong Nintendo fan, I’m crossing my fingers and my toes for the NX’s potential success.

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