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Production for the Wii U was ended on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 as a result of years of neglect and an overexposure to dust. It was was released on November 18, 2012. The announcement of the console was greeted with bewilderment and confusion as consumers were unsure if the device was an “add-on” to the Nintendo Wii or if it was a separate piece of hardware. The Wii U’s first year included a lack of games that were released on the day that the system’s release date and an absence of third party support with repeated periods of software droughts for the console. As months passed, the initial sales for the console only justified the skepticism of third party developers.  The eventual sales numbers for the device were downright pitiful with only 13.56 million worldwide which is dwarfed by more than 40 million in comparison to the Playstation 4’s 53.4…

2016 has been a monumental year for fans of Pokémon. It honestly feels like no other franchise has celebrated a yearly anniversary likePokémon did. Under the 20th anniversary there were new additions and remade classics to the trading card game, a notably good season of the XYZ anime, a Super Bowl commercial, multiple events such as the Twitch Watches Pokémon marathon and other developments that revolved around celebrating the long-lasting phenomenon. Of course, there were also new games such as Pokken Tournament, the Pokémon-based fighting game, that was released outside of Japan earlier this year. Pokémon GO also  became an instant success. Although it is  not perfect, it is enjoyable and admirable for what it has accomplished. Even the original versions of Pokémon Red and Blue were re-released digitally, which is a rare occurrence when it comes to The Pokémon Company. They remake old games but they have rarely re-released…