Nintendo Throws Some Shade With New Animal Crossing Update

Nintendo Throws Some Shade With New Animal Crossing Update

The update for Animal Crossing: New Leaf has added a range of new Nintendo themed Fortune Cookie prizes, including a Wii U. While game consoles have been present as items in Animal Crossing since the 2001 Gamecube release, the wording on the fortune that nets you a Wii U is pointed, to say the least.

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf you’ve always been able to win prizes from Fortune Cookies in Timmy and Tommy’s shop. Usually the winning fortune will make a reference to the item you’ll win – a Mario-related item might reference a princess being in another castle, for instance.

This is what the fortune that wins you a Wii U says:

Ouch! Hopefully the villagers in Animal Crossing will give the console the appreciation it deserves.


  • An Animal Crossing release on the console would have been all I needed to make the purchase.

  • The Wii-U was my favourite and most used console of the generation, so I’m still very happy with my purchase, and there are still a few games I want but haven’t bought yet, so no complaints from me.

  • I really hope they have been cooking up a full blown sequel for the Switch. The mobile game would be a perfect way to build momentum and some sort of connectivity between the two would be amazing. It would be great to have a few extra bells when you start your new town.

  • It’s a bit ironic given that Nintendo is the one that’s killing the WiiU off at the moment by not supporting it because of the imminent Switch release.

    • Let’s be real though… I doubt it would have gotten any better. As much as I love the odd duck, the world wasn’t going to turn around and pay attention no matter how much Nintendo threw at it.

  • Heh, oh Nintendo.. so true though. 1000s of hours of great content sitting right there. It’ll be looked back on fondly.

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