So just how much of a disaster was the Wii U in terms of sales? In its roughly 5-year lifespan, Wii U consoles sales were somewhere around the 14 million unit mark. The Switch, on the other hand, had already sold some 41 million units back in October… and that was before the big end of the year holiday rush. In short, almost no one owned a Wii U. And yet, despite its many flaws, the truth is there were a lot of very good games on the system. A lot of games that very few people played. And while Nintendo is renowned for its innovation and looking forward – one thing is for sure they have not been shy to port those Wii U games to their new flagship console.
It’s hard to blame them when you see the numbers: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (a very slightly beefed up Wii U game) has sold 19.1 million copies on the Switch. Even the arguably underwhelming New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Switch port sold a staggering 4.5 million copies. So it’s not surprising to hear that at least 2 more Wii U ports are coming this year. Emily Rogers, an insider that has revealed some interesting Nintendo info in the past, recently posted on Resetera:
Nintendo has already officially announced Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE and Xenoblade Chronicles 1 remaster for this year. I can also confirm that Nintendo has (at least) two more unannounced Wii U ports.
It is just an unconfirmed rumour at this point, but I can’t see any reason for it not to happen. But, what games are we likely to get? My guesses would be Super Mario 3D World and possibly the popular The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD. But I could see Star Fox possibly getting some love too.