Nintendo’s Shutting Down Wii Street U

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wii street u The Nintendo Wii U had a few extra features on it at launch. One was Wii U TV, which was shut down in August 2015. The other was Wii Street U, which is about to be discontinued too.

 

On March 31, 2016, the Google Maps-powered application will be discontinued in both North America and Europe. In Japan, Wii Street U’s tenure will end on April 1, 2016. Japan will stop selling the ¥500 application in the Wii U eShop on February 29, 2016. The $4.99 application will be removed from the North American eShop on January 31, 2016. Wii Street U will stop working on the day service is ended.

 

Wii Street U is essentially a map program with extra features. In addition to finding routes for yourself, a person could use the program to explore tour spots, even using the Wii Balance Board to “walk” through a virtual tour. Images from various locations could be shared on Miiverse, as though they were sightseeing photos. It was even possible to search for hidden characters in areas.

Jenni Lada
Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.