Repair technician finds Switch game cards crammed into broken Wii U

The Switch was an incredible success for Nintendo, reaching over 111 million units sold worldwide. The Switch’s predecessor, the Wii U, struggled to find any kind of audience, selling around 14 million units over its lifetime. That said, the Switch couldn’t have thrived without the Wii U leading the way.

Part of the Switch’s sales win comes directly from the Wii U, as a number of Wii U games have been ported to the Switch. These Wii U games were fantastic, but failed to convince customers to buy the Wii U itself. These games, once moved to the Switch, found a whole new level of success.

That’s what makes this strange story so funny to me. The gang at Brooklyn Games & Arcade, a store that buys and sells gaming gear, opened up a Wii U to see what was stopping it from working. Inside, they were surprised to see a handful of Switch game cards. It turns out the former owner’s son crammed the Switch game cards into the Wii U, and no one has a clue what made him do it. That said, there’s something poetic about Switch games returning to the Wii U, especially when one of the game cards stuck inside was Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze!

Here is the best part of the situation. The Wii U actually survived the onslaught of Switch gaming and still works flawlessly. Equally good, Switch game cards also survived the incident. It only remains to see why this kid thought hiding Switch game cards in a Wii U was a good idea!

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