Submitted by mrbojingles 989d ago | opinion piece

Why aren’t high profile multi-platform games coming to the Wii U?

Gimme Gimme Games writes about why third parties may be shying away from the Wii U with high-profile multiplatform games like GTA V, Lightning Returns, Dead Space 3 and others. (Wii U)

blue_flowers   989d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(2)
NYC_Gamer  +   989d ago
Nintendo isn't trying hard enough to collect more 3rd party software
N4GRAGE   989d ago | Spam
Kingofwiiu  +   989d ago
I say give the console a bit more time before you condem. Otherwise you will all have to eat your words when it does get decent third party support.

It will get 1st , 2nd and third party exclusives however and that's all I'm mainly interested in...
iamnsuperman  +   989d ago
I think new games have something to do with them being too far down the development cycle to warrant doing it. I know porting cost around 1 or 2 million (reports have said this) but from a third party view point is this worth it if these gamers already own a PS3 or 360

We will see for the future but it is really down to what Microsoft and Sony release and I think a lot of developers will be holding out for them
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AJBACK2FRAG  +   989d ago
Why would Rockstar leave all that money laying around on the ground when all they'd have to do was pick it up. I really think alot of people are gonna get a big surprise! (@ E3!) Say they sell a million copies that's almost a fifty nine million dollar take. Der.
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iamnsuperman  +   988d ago
That is true but it but the issue I see the may deter Rockstar is hwo many Wii U owners still have a 360 or PS3? I say a small amount will not which form Rockstar's point could make a Wii U port very risky and they may not bother/ do it at a latter date with all the DLC on the disc
sdozzo  +   989d ago
Does there really need to be an article on this topic?
fatstarr  +   989d ago
they just need an excuse
Why Didnt high profile multi-platform games coming to the Gamecube?

Nintendo hate,

Why Didnt high profile multi-platform games coming to the wii?

the wii was weak in terms of graphics
PirateThom  +   989d ago
Yes, it can't possibly be the fact third party game sales on the Game Cube were so far below other platforms, they started to scale back.

It can't possibly be the fact the games developers were making just wouldn't run on the Wii.

It can't possibly be the fact developers were begging for more power and Nintendo give them an XBox 360+ with a screen controller no one asked for.
fatstarr  +   989d ago
Some games sold better on the GC than it did on the PS2/Xbox. GameCube fans didn't buy the trash/low quality multi-platform form games + why buy the same game twice if you have a GC/Ps2 or GC/xbox you fell for the bs, devs just didn't like Nintendo.

the wii gave devs what they wanted a real reason not to make games for a Nintendo system. many games could have been down ported to the wii for a spin off that would cost the devs nothing to make.

the wiiu, is a step up from the wii, it has all the power needed it just shows the Hypocrisy of the devs and the industry they just choose not to try when it comes to making games for Nintendo console. if ps4 is slightly more powerful than the wiiu I bet you they still make games and barely complain about begging for more power.
AJBACK2FRAG  +   989d ago
Lol! Third party developers for the "Cube" couldn't compete with Nintendo's own triple A's. I think the Wii U's being sold right now are actually functional so it really shouldn't be compared with the 360. Lol. You don't like Nintendo. Got it. Now move along. The Wii won the seventh generation video game console war. Try to keep that mind when the Wii U is kicking Sony and Microsoft's butt around the block, again. Just try not to be bitter when you're favored video game console comes in last. Behind two Game Cubes duct taped together. Later's!
herbs  +   989d ago
I'm beginning to think Nintendo really shit themselves this time around, they need to invest more in there investment. I'm surprised Nintendo hasn't gone after more developers and given them some kind of incentives to port games over because you would think in the long run this would be beneficial for there image and sales.
bryam1982  +   989d ago
Is kind of what's happenings to the vita there's no incentive for a developer to create 2 versions of the game since they know there's more people whit ps3 than a vita rite now ,don't get me wrong i love my vita but for the vita games no cuz cheap ass ports of ps3 games
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DwightOwen  +   989d ago
Simple; the Wii U doesn't have a large enough install base to justify the cost of porting said titles to the platform.

Use your fucking common sense, people.
LOL_WUT  +   989d ago
Maybe some developers just don't understand the console completely and therefore don't want to release a game on a console that has little to no install base. ;)

@ DwightOwen calm down jeez you get so defensive over nothing.
HalfNerdHalfAmazing  +   989d ago
I think the Wii U gonna keep getting late ports just like Most Wanted but since the Wii U is not selling so well I don't see a lot of 3rd party developers committing to the Wii U yet.
wiiulee  +   989d ago
of course nintendo always delivers thats why haters cant help but hate
R_A_LEE20  +   989d ago
What dev's aren't getting is the fact that in order to increase the Wii U's install base they have to release games in order to sell the console in the first place.

Let's think, how many sales of Wii U's will go up with the release of say Bayonetta 2 or Super Smash Bros 4. Probably a lot.

Now i know that they are Nintendo exclusives and they will sell consoles but that still doesn't give 3rd party dev's a reason not to release their games for the platform because the install base needs to increase now and their games csn do that. It just that they don't want to.

All the Wii U needs right now is a killer game from a killer 3rd party with a killer franchise.
ChickeyCantor  +   989d ago
Development Cycles are mostly over for most games. Their budget has been spent.

I'm pretty sure Nintendo wants developers to keep quiet about their software to create "booms" of hype.

But then again, I'm mostly waiting for the nintendo stuff.

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