This did nothing but made them look bad, I do not get it in the least. Not that many people had a WiiU, and those that don't would opt for a Switch anyway at this point. If I get the game now, I am likely getting it physical on amazon for 20ish bucks. I was planning on getting for Switch, but man the shade behind this move puts a bad taste in my mouth.
Did they think no one would notice? It is possible but at that point why do it at all? I would consider a full shutdown of the eshop on WiiU less of a dick move than this, because at least then it would be expected and make sense moving into the next gen. This is just a blatant smack in the face to WiiU owners.
"Well you can buy WiiU games from us still, just not the ones coming out on Switch."
Sad state of affairs, and shit like this is why I will ALWAYS prefer physical over digital.
Another thought, those that have already bought the game digital but deleted it, can they still download? If not I will never opt digital again for as long as I can.