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The Wii has had a nice, long run, but it’s about to get a little lonelier come January 31, when Nintendo plans to shut down the Wii Shop Channel. That means no more buying games online, no more downloading games you’ve previously purchased, and no more Wii Transfer tool, which allows you to transfer digitally purchased games from the Wii to its successor, the Wii U. By turning these tools off, Nintendo is effectively shutting down the last vestiges of support for the Wii.


All of us knew it was coming and now it's official: Nintendo is discontinuing its under-performing Wii U video game console. The last-ever shipments are scheduled to hit stores in the coming weeks. For anyone who loved Ninty's weird tablet-based games machine, today is a very sad day.


2015 was another wildly successful year for the video games industry. Whether you own a PlayStation 4, an Xbox One, a gaming PC or a Wii U, there were plenty of AAA titles to get excited about. (And if you own all five, we have no idea how you found time to do anything else!) But there are different degrees of success -- which platform is poised to "win" 2016 and beyond?


Despite its shortcomings, the Nintendo Wii U brought about a fun new way to play games that combines a handheld personal screen with your television set. But chances are you've already got a smartphone and don't necessarily want to shell out more money for a console. The good news? You can get the Wii U experience on the smartphone you already have with the help of a few apps.