Nintendo discontinues original Wii production

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Nintendo is ending production on the original Wii gaming console, according to a report from The Verge.

Rolling Stone has a good analysis of what this move might mean for the company’s future.

Already deeply discounted and supplanted by the less groundbreaking but more advanced and backward-compatible Wii U system, the Wii was once as profitable and sought after as it was innovative.

It introduced motion gaming to the masses, but just couldn’t ride that runaway train for long — or follow up with quality software and third-party support.

Though I could move my Virtual Console titles from the Wii to my Wii U, I’ll always keep my old Wii – I have too many GameCube games that I cherish, but traded in my GameCube hardware itself long ago. We’ll be saying the same thing about Wii Us before too long…

What’s your favorite Wii memory?

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Nerdvana's founder and owner. A former East Valley Tribune copy editor, page designer and website editor, he is now Digital Editor for The Pueblo Chieftain in Southern Colorado, a web design instructor at Pueblo Community College and president of the Southern Colorado Press Club. He has contributed to the popular GeekDad blog and taught online media at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, his alma mater. Lifelong Star Wars fan and Trekker who also worships all things Tolkien and Doctor Who.