Nintendo halts Wii U repairs, citing a lack of spare parts

Nintendo Discontinues Wii U Repair Services

Nintendo has officially announced that it will no longer be offering repair services for the Wii U console, signaling the end of an era for the troubled system.

In a recent post on the official Japanese Nintendo customer service X / Twitter account, the company stated that it has depleted its supply of necessary parts for repairs. Consequently, Nintendo will no longer be accepting consoles or peripherals for repairs.

Visiting the Nintendo customer support website in your region will confirm that repair bookings for the Wii U are no longer available. This development follows the cessation of Wii U production in January 2017 and the closure of the Wii U eShop in March of the following year, preventing remaining owners from purchasing new games. While users can still download titles from their existing libraries and receive software updates, the longevity of these services remains uncertain.

This news may come as a surprise to the individual who purchased a brand new Wii U in September 2023, marking the first official sale of the console in over a year.

Despite its shortcomings, the Wii U did boast a collection of notable games, including titles from popular series like Splatoon and Super Mario Maker. Fortunately, many of these standout games have either received sequels or been enhanced and ported to the greatly successful Nintendo Switch.