Wiikey, the hackers who invented mod chips and soft mods for the Nintendo Wii and many other consoles, have developed a new hack for the Wii U that lets them play content and games from a custom USB drive.
Nintendo has made a habit of re-releasing overlooked Wii U games on the Nintendo Switch, like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. Though curiously, the still-massive 100-million install base for the Wii means it still gets some attention where the Wii U doesn't.
Ubisoft's Just Dance 2020, for example, is slated for Play Station 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Nintendo Wii.
It’ll be a bittersweet situation for Nintendo, who just replaced its North American CEO with Nintendo Global President Satoru Iwata.
Nintendo planned on improving sales of the Wii U by bringing more “key” titles to the platform, enticing more consumers to purchase the device, but that plan may be thwarted by Wiikey. But at this rate, anything would help the struggling platform.
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