Could GTA V hi-jack its way onto Wii U?

GTA V has been making huge headlines of late with tons of news about why the title will come out this holiday season. Which we actually even thought for a minute, that it, might be true. Yet with all the buzz surrounding the title ever since its initial reveal trailer not much more has been released about the game. With only screenshots being released to the public and only 2 on the official GTA V site perhaps Rockstar games had a conference call for another reason?

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Moonman2282d ago

Why not? I'm sure Rockstar will enjoy the extra revenue.

Jadedz2282d ago

That's all you had to say, really.

guitarded772282d ago

Why is that all he had to say... he was making the point that R* is concerned with making a profit on their games. R* has proven that they are about making the most profit while making the best game they can. I could certainly see GTA making its way to Wii U if R* sees a big enough market there.

Jadedz2282d ago


That's really offensive :(.

Pushagree2282d ago

Rockstar already had chinatown wars flop on a nintendo console. Nintendo may be a large auidience, but it is also a very different auidience from the hardcore ps3/360 crowd. Games that have sold well on the ps3 tend to flop on wii consoles because the audience does not respond well to M rated games on the wii. That is why you will never see a gta game on the wii or the wii u.

ChickeyCantor2282d ago

Jadedz didn't even say anything offensive. And people are just attacking him.

Nice going people.

ProjectVulcan2282d ago (Edited 2282d ago )

It could be ported I imagine but it would be late most likely. It would probably end up at least 6 months later than the other versions.

That would seriously impact the sales of it on Wii U, what with the console also having a small userbase typical of a newly launched machine. Less than 15m for sure in year one, probably less than 10m.

Rockstar may not see the point of it immediately, because it is obvious far and away the most sales and money and return will come from 360 and PS3 versions which is where all their effort will no doubt be focused and getting the game done for those platforms.

By the time the game is out for the primary platforms they might not see a great deal of point moving it over to Wii U, if a new generation of Sony and Microsoft machines is iminent within say a year they might prefer to put their efforts into that generation.

Purely because they would expect to get an engine up and running for that generation and the future. Remember Rockstar Table Tennis? This was a semi experiment to have their engine ready for the rest of their games for this gen.

So while they COULD port it to Wii U, the time and money might not appeal as much as you would think compared to just leaving it on original platforms and then focusing on Sony's and Microsoft's new machines and a new engine.

Hisiru2282d ago

They could make extra money (even 300k copies would give a nice revenue) and build another audience for their games no this platform. I can't see why wouldn't they port it for the WiiU unless they don't want to make money.

roadkillers2282d ago

What Moonman meant to say was...

"BANG, ZOOM! Straight to the Wii U!"

THESONYPS32281d ago

How is being called an idiot offensive? Don't be a baby.

SonyWarrior2281d ago

Why not? I'm sure Rockstar will enjoy the extra revenue.

irepbtown2281d ago

As long as it doesn't affect the other systems quality for GTA V then go for it Rockstar. Would be cool to have a sky view on the tablet controller while playing the game. The ability to zoom in or out, directions etc all on it.

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Razmossis2282d ago

If it launches the console I could see Nintendo enjoying the GTA effect. But if the Wii U already establishes itself, we might see more resistance due to the whole "wholesome family/safe for kids" orientated vibe they went for the Wii.

Razmossis2281d ago

Hmm... was it something I said?

GTA effect = system seller

Nintendo = child/family friendly console... GTA could detract from that notion?

Someone please explain how you disagree with this.

PopRocks3592281d ago (Edited 2281d ago )

Nintendo is not really a child entertainment company so much as family, meaning kids and adults. Look at the number of "T" and "M" games on Wii U.

Darksiders II, Ninja Gaiden, Assassin's Creed III, Aliens, Tekken, 007, ZombiU and Batman Arkham City, to name what I can think of off the top of my head. I'd say they're trying to appeal to a variety of markets as oppose to just one.

Razmossis2281d ago

It must have been off my radar completely then, 'cause I was totally unaware of any of those games coming to Wii U lol

Guess this is what happens when you post on an article and then realise you actually don't even care :P

claud32282d ago

Agree.. Nintendo might be growing up, so rockstar should grab this chance

Ranma12281d ago

Hey, I need bubbles too...


Main_Street_Saint2278d ago

@Ranma1, because you asked kindly, I gave you a bubble vote! :D

Decaf_PIxel_Kat2282d ago

I don't see a reason why it couldn't.

Instigator2282d ago

Well, it supposedly only costs one million to port a game from PS360 to Wii U. That's a pretty low cost of entry considering GTA V's sales potential. Even the DS game moved over 1 million units, after all.

ronin4life2282d ago (Edited 2282d ago )

the ds one even outsold it's psp port right?
Unless I'm mistaken...

Instigator2282d ago

It did indeed. By nearly 300K, if VGChartz is to be believed.

linkkjm2282d ago

I would buy a Wii U for GTA V. There is no way in hell the next Xbox and PS systems will be a low cost of $350.

cleft52282d ago

So true about the cost of the next xbox and playstation system. People keep going on and on about how much more powerful the 720/ps4 will be and I agree with them, but that power is going to come at a big cost. We will be lucky if the 720 is only $599 and goodness only knows how much Sony will charge.

HammadTheBeast2282d ago

Actually, you may be wrong. The high cost of the Wii U is mainly due to the controllers, which are about $70, and then the RAM and other stuff adds up.

SnotyTheRocket2282d ago

The controllers are $170..... Yeah....

Ippiki Okami2281d ago

....$70 lol try ¥13,440 in Japan(about $170 US dollars)

The pro controllers will cost about 50-60 bucks.

WeskerChildReborned2281d ago

Yea this will suck. We will see $400-$500 systems. Hopefully they are cheaper than that.

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