Battlefield 4 Wii U Would Be Less Risky than Next-Gen

NintendoDude analyzes the reasons why bringing Battlefield 4 and other multiplatform games to Wii U is less risky than investing in other "next gen" consoles.

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NYC_Gamer1308d ago

It's because the fan base for BF4 type games doesn't exist on Wii-U

SonyNGP1308d ago

That doesn't prevent it from existing though.

ABizzel11308d ago

"The Wii U is in many ways more powerful than the current Xbox 360 and PS3,"

Lies. The Wii-U is anywhere from 50% - 1.5x more powerful than the PS360. 2x at most in prime condition for the Wii-U (updates that cut the OS footprint on RAM, and other updates that could improve CPU speeds etc...).

"as has already been proven by several high profile ports. Battlefield 4 is coming to Xbox 360 and PS3."

PS360 have 70+ million users, Wii U hasn't broke 10 million. Battlefield 3 has already proven it's success on the PS360, look at Call of Duty for the Wii U. Why would EA risk not getting a profit on a Wii U port when the best selling game of this generation failed to push past 1,000,000 sold on the Wii U.

The majority of Nintendo fans don't buy 3rd party games, and soon Nintendo will be stuck with having less and less 3rd party support, unless they get lucky and get a PS360 port. Zombi U is still the best selling 3rd party Wii U game and it still hasn't reached 500k in sales.

"f the Wii U is unproven, however, then what does that bode for Microsoft and Sony’s next-gen offerings?"

True, but their predecessors proved that their core audience will support this kind of game. The Wii didn't do anything for core third party games, and the Wii-U has had 4 month to fix that and it's failed thus far.

At the end of the day this is the entertainment business, and if the market isn't there it's not going to happen. Call of Duty Wii U failed, and so many of those big FPS games are going to pass on the Wii U and Nintendo, because the audience just isn't there.

aceitman1308d ago (Edited 1308d ago )

the wii u has only 2,740,662 how many do u think will buy battlefield 4 , and for them to sell 160,000 copies of black ops 2 for wii u as of feb 27th with only 1,000 people online I doubt b4 will sell well on it.

stragomccloud1307d ago

I don't even know where to start with how misinformed you are about the Wii Us power.
So I won't. I really don't want to type a really long post about the architecture.
So, I'll just say, no. No. Just no.

_LarZen_1308d ago

Aye, just look at Black Ops 2. There is almost no people playing online.

Most people buy a Wii U for the Nintendo games.

gedden71308d ago

Talk and Marketing for COD was mostly for Xbxox and PS3, not to mention the 4-6 yrs of gamers playing CoD on those consoles. IF BO2 would have done those numbers on Wii U from the start... THAT would be UNPRECEDENTED!

Yodagamer1308d ago

Plus i really doubt anybody knows black ops is on the wii u due to activision dropping it with no ads saying, "hey it's on the wii u"

Dj7FairyTail1308d ago

I wonder why OH THAT RIGHT

gamefiles1308d ago

yeah, not for the exclusives

1upgamer991308d ago (Edited 1308d ago )

I play BOPS 2 online, and have no problem finding people. There are not as many people as PS3 had (I used to play BOPS2 on that, but really like the gamepad) I think that some of you think 720/PS4 are going to have 20 million units out in a few months, and that is just not going to happen. It did not happen in the past and its not going to happen this next time around.

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Neonridr1308d ago

partially true... but I would be willing to bet that most Wii U owners have either a PS3 or 360 as well. The reason why they wouldn't buy it on the Wii U is because they would prefer the larger multiplayer base on the established systems. Thus they opt out of purchasing it for the Wii U and get it for the PS3 or 360 instead.

Of course this method of thinking will never help out the Wii U. People have to be willing to buy it on that console first and foremost, in order to help the sales of multiplat games.

delboy1308d ago

But if it runs better on wiiu I would skip it on ps3.

TruthbeTold1308d ago

delboy, I think playing the game where your friends are playing it is just as important, if not more important than the game running better. You just aren't going to see too many multiplatform games with PS360 yet that have large online gaming populations.

jacksheen00001308d ago


But Having BF4 on the wii U would've help Nintendo win back some core gamers.

n4f1308d ago

i think its more for project origin. people should search for project origin
this guy sums a lot of thing and im starting to think ea is fed up

herbs1308d ago (Edited 1308d ago )

Too bad, I personally think the Wii U would be great for first person shooters. It's nice having several control options and I really would like to play a quality FPS using the wiimote. (I find aiming manually more interactive) I guess I'm in the minority though sadly.

N4g_null1308d ago

Most people with a wiiu already have an older system.

What is funny is what are they going to do when the other next gen come out and they sell just as slow due to pricing.

It really is a self fulfilling situation. Maybe Nintendo needs to just bring out their own halo or cod? Advance wars fps would be sweet though rts meets fps on the ground al la quake wars.

Starfox-171307d ago

Less risky than other did u read it other nextgen consoles.

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Enemy1308d ago (Edited 1308d ago )

If this a serious article? Hardcore games never sell better on Nintendo platforms. End of discussion.

lilbroRx1308d ago

Exept for No More Heroes 1 and 2, Resident Evil Umbrella/Darkside Chronicles, House of the Dead Overkill, etc

PopRocks3591308d ago

To be fair, those are rare exceptions. Nintendo doesn't have Microsoft's luxury of being able to outright rely on third part support. However, that doesn't mean 3rd party games are never successful on their products. The ones you listed are good examples, as are Resident Evil and Kingdom Hearts on the 3DS.

InTheLab1308d ago

Gonna need to see some links. I'm pretty sure all of those sold under 500k...which should explain why 2 of them are multiplats.

Red Steel, Extraction, Conduit, Madworld...all bombed on Wii and were under $20 shortly after launch, and I should know because I bought them all for under $20 new.

AZWification21308d ago (Edited 1308d ago )

InTheLab, Resident Evil Umbrella sold 1.4 million copies. Also, MadWorld sold 0.7 million, Red Steel sold 0.6 million, The Conduit sold a bit over 0.5 million, etc....

lilbroRx1308d ago (Edited 1308d ago )

@In the lab First off, the reason I used those games was because they were also on the PS3/360 and they sold more on the Wii than on those console.

Second. No More Heroes was Suda 51's best selling game on a single console ever till this day. Suda 51 had a party to celebrate it because it was such a huge success. How is that bombing?

Third. Wii development cost was a fraction of what it was for the 360/PS3. The average cost of developing a major Wii game was from 3-10 mil. The average cost of developing a major PS3/360 game was from 15-30 mil. Anything that sold over 200-300k on the Wii made a profit. 500k+ was gold on the Wii. Most major PS3/360 games need to be a million seller just to break even. That's why so many studios and companies went bankrupt developing for them.

Fourth. Of the 140 mil+ sellers the Wii had, only about 25 were Nintendo IPs. Every Call of Duty on the Wii except MW3 was a million+ seller. It was released after the Wii U announcement so the Wii on its downturn. MW3 sold 600k so it still made a quite a bit of profit.

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dungeonboss1308d ago

@_-EDMIX-_ True, RE6 sold almost 6 million copies. It was also considered a failure and Capcom LOST money, even with over 5 million copies sold. Makes me wonder how anyone is going to afford development on PS4 and 720.

Starfox-171307d ago (Edited 1307d ago )

Nintendo consoles incuding handhelds on lots of occasions outsell sony and microsoft on 3rd party games its just the publishers dont let u know,for instance Sonic racing on WiiU sold around 300,000 that's more than ps3 and 360 combined now the wiiu has 3/4 million consoles worldwide and ps3 and 360 have around a 140 million yet wiiu out sold both consoles on this game which speaks volumes for Nintendo's wiiu going forward,games are selling less and less on ps3 and 360 FACT get over it.

140 million consoles yet only 210,000 units sold is about 0.3 on both consoles is poor.

3/4 million consoles and around 300,000 units sold is about 8% which is quite amazing.

Yeah 3rd party games dont sell on Nintendo consoles yeah right.

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Dj7FairyTail1308d ago

That funny considering
Nintendo have hardcore games.

Sony games don't sell.

nintendoland1307d ago

there is no such thing as hardcore game. There are just hardcore gamers.

gedden71308d ago

I would BUY BF4 for Wii U in a HEART BEAT and the next CoD (if fixed) for xbox or their next gen consoles...

imXify1308d ago

I would freaking love BF4 for WiiU....playing with wiimote =(

just-joe1308d ago

What can you say, the gaming industry is a.....*puts glasses on* Battlefield.

Then again EA is a ..... Bad Company.

n4f1308d ago


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