|A Wii U (right) and Wii U GamePad|
|Discontinued||WW : January 31, 2017|
|Units sold||Worldwide: 13.56 million (as of December 31, 2019) (details)|
How much does a Wii U cost in 2022?
How much does a Wii U cost? Wii U prices start at $267 and cost $267 on average as of November 2022. Wii U prices will continue to get cheaper over time.
Why was the Wii U such a failure?
Despite creating the beginnings of a hybrid console, the Wii U’s GamePad wasn’t perfect. It was big, bulky, and wasn’t a true handheld console, as you needed to be within range of the Wii U to be able to use it. The GamePad also had poor battery life and its touchscreen features felt more gimmicky than fun.
What is replacing the Wii U?
The Nintendo Switch is a compelling and innovative upgrade on the Wii U, but perhaps not quite the slamdunk some expected. Questions remain over how powerful the new console is, how much it will cost to play online and whether backwards compatibility will be addressed in future.