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Battlefield 3 canceled on Wii U, Battlefield 4 is coming

According to a report, EA has canceled Battlefield 3 on the Wii U and is instead bringing BF4 on the platform.

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mike1up1422d ago

If you build it, they will come...

stuntman_mike1421d ago

Keep Kevin Costner away from my WiiU.

shackdaddy1422d ago (Edited 1422d ago )

I probably wouldn't have bought BF3 a third time just for screen controls anyway.

Probably a good business decision on EA's part...

Hisiru1422d ago (Edited 1422d ago )

EA would have profit even with 100k sales, so I don't think it's a good decision.

100.000 copies x $30 = 3 million in revenue (Ubisoft is saying WiiU ports costs around 1M) and it would probably sell more than 100k.

mike1up1422d ago

Agreed, EA would have made good money porting BF3 to the WiiU, especially during the holiday season. After hearing about the "lazy" Madden port, however, I think that this is a good move by EA.

If the news were reversed, and they were just now confirming BF3, EA MIGHT have to rush the game to make the launch window. BF4 arriving in 2013, would only make a "rushed" schedule worse and the WiiU might get a bad reputation. Could you imagine buying BF3 for the WiiU, only to have BF4 announced 6 months, or so, later?

In the long, I think that this is the smart move.

RockmanII71422d ago

It's a good move, you're not thinking about all the potential BF4 WiiU sales that would have been lost because the person just bought BF3 the year before. It's safe to assume anyone who would have bought BF3 a year after its release for WiiU would be willing to buy BF4 the year it releases for WiiU.

dcbronco1422d ago

They would have spent half that or more on marketing. Taxes would have eaten the other half.

doctorstrange1422d ago

Why'd you buy it the second time?

shackdaddy1422d ago

Well, my GPU and HDD somehow broke at the same time right before the game released so I just bought it for my Xbox until I got everything fixed...

dcbronco1422d ago

Shackdaddy

Either someone believes you're lying about your computer breaking or your girlfriend is upset with you.

Not sure how you got a disagree on that.

DeadlyFire1421d ago

I bought it on PS3 and PC to compare and by far PC version destroys it all across the board, but its still fun on both systems. Even though the PC version feels like it wasn't fully fleshed out the way it should have been. I hope DICE makes everything right in Battlefield 4.

greenpowerz1422d ago

I don't think any BF game would work with screen controls. It's the most stupid idea for this genre I have ever seen. Of course 3rd party games are not always going to use one of the biggest gimmicks in the history of gaming.

I wish I could express my opinion on the tablet controller better because I sound like a rabid scared anti nintendo fanboy. But in reality I'm insulted by this cheap move to keep consumers from buying kinect and future kinects.
The no rumble PR and inaction followed by the sixaxis save face ploy(gimmick) was even less offensive.

yabhero1422d ago

You ARE a anti-Nintendo fanboy...
Do I need to show every one the links. You say this WiiUPad idea is stupid on SEVERAL articles...
but then you praise SmartGlass ... REALLY?

TekoIie1422d ago

"I don't think any BF game would work with screen controls".

So dont use 'em! Why are you so against the touchpad? BF games could use the touch pad for a tac com, mini Map and switching position in vehicles.

Some games can make the pad a requirement for gameplay while others can use it for convenience.

DeadlyFire1421d ago

Well if you think about it a proper BF 3 port would probably take until Mid 2013 to release anyway. If Battlefield 4 is launching in Fall 2013.

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LX-General-Kaos1422d ago

I tip my hat to EA games for providing the millions of Nintendo Elite Supporters another AAA quality experience to go along with the already loaded arsenal of godlike gaming experiences. Day one purchase for me and likely many others on the Nintendo Wii U entertainment system.

Hopefully EA blesses us with us with new innovations with the superior tablet control functions. Functions that come as standard with each and every platform sold to the consumer. Likely giving the player complete battlefield control over kaotic situations at all times. Things are looking mighty positive for Nintendo supporters.

Have a blessed day and happy gaming.

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KingOptimusOrigin1111422d ago

Stop trolling its getting annoying.

mike1up1422d ago (Edited 1422d ago )

I bet if you commented on what you had for breakfast these fools would cry Troll.

You should start charging money for the "stop trolling bandwagon".

FYI:

I think that I understand now, and feel badly for asking you to post more.

LX-General-Kaos1422d ago

http://n4g.com/news/1053119...

It just shows that I have a new best friend.

I also hope to see him as well take advantage of the new control functions of the Nintendo Wii U entertainment systems unique new interface.

He can say what he wishes about me. As long as he has an amazing experience with the Nintendo version of Battlefield 4 online.

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Dark111422d ago

"Nintendo Elite Supporters "

By that you mean 5 to 14 years old kids?

PopRocks3591422d ago

Or anyone who happens to like Nintendo, which believe it or not can range to an age above 14. This must come as a real shock to you.

Puddlejumper751422d ago

Whats funny is the person that usually says that falls into that age bracket themselves.

Who would God of Wars quick time sex scenes appeal to? An adult who can actually get some or a teenager who cant but dreams of it?

Dark111422d ago

@PopRocks359

sure some of the Nintendo Supporters are adults
but most of them are kids and you can't deny that!

mike1up1422d ago (Edited 1422d ago )

I'm 30, but I wish that I was 14.

...Not really, but at least I could be 21 again.

By your comment, I am guessing that you have yet to finish high school. Hopefully your prejudice is just a phase.

Anyways, enjoy your youth while you have it.

Bonerrr1422d ago

I thought all kiddies bought into Nintendo? at least that was the case with the Wii.....

RockmanII71422d ago

Pretty much everyone bought a Wii, it's just that for the most part all the go to games weren't on it so a vast majority of people who could afford multiple consoles used their PS3 and/or Xbox instead while others who were locked with one system (5-14 age range would make sense, too young to get a job and in turn get money for more systems) had no choice to stick with it. Nintendo games themselves are made so 4 year olds and 40 year olds can enjoy them, on face value they may look like games for little kids but the more you live the more you learn not to take things for face value.

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phantomexe1422d ago

LX-General i agree with you on somethings but you are creepy in the way you praise nintendo. All your comments are so alike. There is know way you agree with everything that comes nintendos way.

LOL_WUT1422d ago

Funny how LX-General wasn't around when Nintendo had that boring E3 conference he was nowhere to be seen.

But back on topic this is definitely some good news to hear, lets just hope EA puts a lot of effort and doesn't just port it to make a quick buck.

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AO1JMM1422d ago

PC is where it is at but if they use the controller and nintendo network in some interesting ways I might also buy this version as well.

If this is even true that is...

CarlosX3601422d ago

Would've made a nice launch title for Wii U. Bummer.

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