Wii U

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Manufacturer Nintendo
Type Home Console
Release date(s) United States of America November 18, 2012
Europe November 30, 2012
Australia November 30, 2012
Japan December 8, 2012
Discontinued Worldwide January 31, 2017[1]
Media Wii U Optical Disc, Digital download
  • Wii U GamePad
  • Wii Remote
  • Wii Classic Controller
  • Wii U Pro Controller
  • Nintendo GameCube Controller
Predecessor Wii
Successor Nintendo Switch

The Wii U[nb 1] is a game console developed by Nintendo. Released in 2012, the Wii U is a successor to the Wii and was part of the eighth generation of video game consoles, and competed primarily with Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One. One Animal Crossing game was released on the Wii U: Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival. Additionally, a free social application, Animal Crossing Plaza, was released, Animal Crossing: Wild World was re-released on the Virtual Console, and Animal Crossing crossover content is featured in Nintendo Land and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

The Wii U sold a total of 13.56 million units[2], and is often considered by many media outlets as a commercial failure. It was discontinued in January 2017,[1] and shared its last first-party game, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, with its successor, the Nintendo Switch, on March 3, 2017.

Animal Crossing-related games[edit]

Wii U games[edit]

Game Image Release date(s)
Nintendo Land Nintendo Land Box NA.png United States of America November 18, 2012
Europe November 30, 2012
Australia November 30, 2012
Japan December 8, 2012
Animal Crossing Plaza Animal Crossing Plaza Icon.png United States of America August 7, 2013
Europe August 7, 2013
Japan August 8, 2013
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Super Smash Bros Wii U Cover.png United States of America November 21, 2014
Europe November 28, 2014
Australia November 29, 2014
Japan December 6, 2014
Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival AF Box North America.jpg United States of America November 13, 2015
Europe November 20, 2015
Japan November 21, 2015
Australia November 21, 2015

Virtual Console[edit]

Game Image Release date(s)
Animal Crossing: Wild World WW Box NA.jpg Europe November 19, 2015
Australia November 19, 2015
Japan July 27, 2016
United States of America October 13, 2016

Backwards compatibility[edit]

Game Image Release date(s) Available By
Super Smash Bros. Brawl SSBB.jpg Japan January 31, 2008
United States of America March 9, 2008
Australia June 26, 2008
Europe June 27, 2008
Wii Disc
Animal Crossing: City Folk CF Box NA.jpg United States of America November 16, 2008
Japan November 17, 2008
Australia December 4, 2008
Europe December 5, 2008
Wii Disc

Appearances in the Animal Crossing series[edit]



  1. Japanese: ウィー・ユー Hepburn: Wī YūWii U


  1. 1.0 1.1 Allegra Frank (January 31, 2017). "Final Wii U models discontinued in Japan". Retrieved February 23, 2020.
  2. Nintendo. "Dedicated Video Game Sales Units". nintendo.co.jp.

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