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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…