Mere weeks before its eShop is shut off for good and long after much of its online functionality has been cut off, the Wii U remains in the news for unfortunately negative reasons.

This time, it’s exputer who’ve picked up on the fact that Wii U consoles seem to be suffering a fatal, unfixable error due to memory leakage.

This seems to be occurring when a Wii U console has been left unused for some time; my own console was out of action for perhaps a year or more, though may well have seen sporadic use in that time anyway – which may of course lessen the chance of it becoming completely unusable.

It’s a huge blow for Wii U owners to realise that they may be just sat on a ticking time bomb with their consoles. What makes it even worse is that many users – myself included – transferred all of their Wii saves and downloaded games to the Wii U for ‘safety’ and backup.

It now looks as if that may not have been the correct thing to do.

The unique setup and capabilities of the Wii U secure it a unique place in the pantheon of consoles released in the last fifty years, but it is a huge disappointment to see that it may not last as long as a console such as the Atari 2600, which first emerged in 1977!

Check out the news article at exputer for more in-depth details.

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