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Breath of the Wild will be Nintendo's final Wii U game

Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be the final first-party title to arrive on the Wii U, according to Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime.

Chris Kerr

January 20, 2017

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be the final first-party title to arrive on the Wii U, according to Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime. 

Speaking to Polygon, Fils-Aime said Nintendo doesn't plan to release or develop any more first-party games for the console, which racked up 13.36 million sales in just over four years. 

"From a first-party standpoint, there's no new development coming after the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild," said the Nintendo boss. "We really are at the end of life for Wii U."

It's hardly surprising that Nintendo has decided to focus its efforts on developing fresh content for the Switch, which is launching alongside Breath of the Wild on March 3, 2017. 

You can find out what the Gamasutra team made of Nintendo's new hybrid console right here. Alternatively, you can hear what industry analysts had to say about the device's prospects over here.

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Chris Kerr

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Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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