Super Mario Maker will not be able to accept new maps from March 31, leaving the Wii U without its biggest exclusive
Do you remember the Wii U? The console that dreamed of repeating the success of the Wii only ended up repeating the success of the Sega Dreamcast. It had a host of awesome exclusives like Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros 4, and the Wind Waker and Twilight Princess remakes. Despite all that, a lousy marketing campaign and anemic third-party support led to an empty bookstore. Thus, the console sank until it basically disappeared from the conversation. And there is nothing that represents this more than the death of Super Mario Maker.
Nintendo has shared that as of March 31, players will no longer be able to upload new maps to Super Mario Maker. They will be able to search and download, but not share their new content. The only way to level up Mario Maker will be to do it through the sequel released for Nintendo Switch. You may wonder what the importance of this change is, as it is an old console that has fewer and fewer players.
If you think about this, you haven’t realized what Mario Maker represented in the Wii U era.
For this console, Mario Maker was the game that most excited Nintendo fans in 2015. It was the title that was to lead the company’s efforts for twelve months and beyond. Thus, it became one of the most successful games on the console. The fact that this console loses its ability to level up in one of the most popular games of its existence is a sign that the device’s systems are not far from being completely deactivated.