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R.I.P Wii, Nintendo’s course-changing system

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In 2006, Nintendo made a hard left turn. Known for creating commercially loved, top-of-the-line consoles like the Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64 and the Gamecube, Nintendo stepped off the expected path to produce a new, novel console: The Nintendo Wii. Now, after seven years and more than 100 million units sold worldwide, Nintendo has halted the production of the Wii indefinitely. Kotaku reports that the shutdown was announced earlier this month, but the results are still sad. The Wii’s success changed Nintendo, for better or for worse, and it’s the end of an era.