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|Fast facts on Wii U|
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Similarly to the Wii, many big publishers, including Sega, were optimistic about the Wii U in its first few months of sale, however the console's inability to live up to expectations and a restructured Sega growing ever more disconnected with full price video game console releases meant that far fewer Sega games were published for the Wii U than its predecessor.
Sega's main contribution to the Wii U game library consisted of an exclusivity deal regarding the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. This materialised in the form of the lukewarm Sonic Lost World and the critically panned Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, among continued entries in the Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games series. Other contributions were small or Japanese-only, with the firm taking only an advisory role in Bayonetta 2, a Wii U-exclusive sequel to the 2009 original. The company published games for the console until 2014.
List of Sega games for the Wii U
- Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (2012)
- Ryu ga Gotoku 1&2 HD Edition for Wii U (2013)
- The Cave (2013; download-only)
- Sonic Lost World (2013)
- Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games (2013)
- Puyo Puyo Tetris (2014)
- Bayonetta 2 (2014; with Bayonetta re-release)
- Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (2014)
- Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (2014)
- Citizens of Earth (2015)
- Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE (2015)
- Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (2016)
- Aliens: Colonial Marines (unreleased)
In addition, the Game Boy Advance games Sonic Advance, Sonic Advance 2, Sonic Advance 3, ChuChu Rocket!, Shining Force: Kuroki Ryuu no Fukkatsu, Shining Soul and Shining Soul II are available on the Wii U's Virtual Console service in Japan.