Wii U doesn’t need EA when it has Ubisoft.

mii-gamer writes:

There has been a lot of conjecture surrounding the sour relationship between Nintendo and EA. Before the launch of the Wii U, a peculiar rumour emerged about a messy Origin deal gone wrong. Rumours are just rumours, and should never be considered true until officially confirmed. But the recent animosity of EA towards the Wii U, has me concerned that this rumour is in fact true. What happened to the unprecedented partnership that was announced at E3 2011? Dead Space 3, Crysis 3, and now Battlefield 4. It appears that most of EA’s big hitters will not be coming to the Wii U.

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Jadedz1925d ago (Edited 1925d ago )

All the support they've been giving Nintendo lately, but to flat-out state that ''Nintendo doesn't need EA?'' I'm sorry, but I don't believe that for one second. Once the football exclusitivity is over with the NFL and EA, then it won't matter. Nintendo needs to establish a bond with 2K sports, Konami - basically developers with the right resources to make quality sport titles.

CouldHaveYelledUiiW1925d ago

"Well Said"

I agee.
Some people only by Consoles to play annual Sports title releases.

EA has more than Sports of course but they are kind of a bridge between Casual and HardCore ("cORE").

And like I have said before too:
The only way Nintendo is can overcome this is by convincing 2K that having no competition on the WiiU is a good thing.

The Developer for 2K NBA seemed pretty excited about his WiiU port. Hopefully the sales were good enough to warrant a second.

Winter47th1925d ago (Edited 1925d ago )

"Wii U doesn’t need EA when it has Ubisoft"-s Ports.

MikeMyers1925d ago (Edited 1925d ago )

EA is still one of the largest publishers out there and Ubisoft doesn't really do racing games and sports. Tell that to Sega back in the day when Dreamcast was around.

dedicatedtogamers1925d ago

The WiiU needs more than just EA. They need QUALITY. People have forgotten that when the Wii got 3rd-party support, the games were made by 2rd-string development teams. 3rd Party devs NEVER assigned their top-tier devs to the Wii, and the same thing is happening to the WiiU, seeing how a ton of 3rd party games aren't even coming out for the system.

Gamer19821925d ago

Once nex gen comes out wii-u will get the b-rated EA games like with the wii-u what I mean by that is FIFA on the wii just flat out SUCKS compared to ps3/pc/360 versions. Due to lack of support as it has to be made separate. This will happen to most wiiu titles as they will be ports. Thats why in the end the WiiU will end up as a failure as its going to be full of ports.

SilentNegotiator1925d ago

Yech, another Nintendo fanboy site pretending to not want, or the system not need, games that they aren't getting.

If the damage control gets any more sad for the Wii U, I'll buy a million Wii Us in hope that these sites will shut up.

"Something happened! Something big happened, to cause such an enormous rift between Nintendo and EA"
The same "something" that happened to most of Nintendo's third parties...they left because Nintendo's third party support is terrible and they marketed their last system so much with the exercise stuff that people barely knew it had any other types of games (other than Mario), massive potential being lost to being one of history's best selling game consoles.

Blaze9291925d ago

I disagree. A system NEEDS all the support it can get. Especially EA.

minimur121924d ago

was going to exactly say that. Ubi are a great company in my eyes. they supported the Vita heavily when it came out.

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Donnieboi1925d ago

Uhhh, but Sony and MS have Ubisoft AND EA. It's not like Wii U gets Ubisofts games exclusively to cover the lack of EA games. Heck, ps3 and 360 straight up jacked Wii U for Rayman exclusivity.

Grasping for straws, are we not?

RTheRebel1925d ago

Omg Nintendo doesn't have EA my goodness now I can't play there boring/stale I mean Triple A games, oh well ;)

Rusty5151925d ago

Dead space? Dragon age? Crysis? Battlefield?
...Boring and stale? Are you kidding me?

dedicatedtogamers1925d ago

@ Rusty


Dead Space? Killed by DS3.
Dragon Age? Let's hope Bioware can do better than DA2 and ME3
Crysis? LOLZ
Battlefield? Probably their only solid franchise right now...

madjedi1924d ago

Well you can include alot of japanese third party support since many studios that released games this year, and didn't think porting to the wii u was worth the effort.

That is worse than western devs ignoring the wii u. But i am sure there is a spin on that as well.

Baka-akaB1925d ago (Edited 1925d ago )

The point isnt to pretend that you dont like any EA games , hell even if you genuinely dont , you dont have a say in the matter anyway if EA ignore the console , unless you have a ps3 or 360 .

Lets not pretend having a choice isnt better than having none

And even if one wanna play the hipster than dont play blockbusters , financially between fifa and madden alone EA matters on any given console

jcnba281925d ago

This article is right Nintendo don't need EA, their games are rubbish anyways. I don't want micro-transactions and day 1 DLC on my Wii U. No thanks.

PooEgg1925d ago (Edited 1925d ago )

The Wii had WiiWare games which included micro-transactions. The ones that come to mind are the Square-Enix My Life as Prince and My Life as Darklord games, and also that Harvest Moon WiiWare game. So even without EA I wouldn't be surprised to see micro-transactions and even Day 1 DLC pop up on the Wii U.

But as someone who hates the whole micro-transaction thing I do get your point.

Jek_Porkins1925d ago

Did anyone else hear the rumor as to why Nintendo and EA aren't playing nice?

Well what I heard was that Nintendo actually went to EA and asked them to design their online service and servers, and EA agreed, but the problem turned out to be that EA would have ran all of Nintendo Network, sort of like Origin, and Nintendo wouldn't have seen any money out of the deal, so Nintendo backed out and that ticked off EA.

That is sort of the same thing that happened between Sony and Nintendo when Sony was making the CD add on for the Super Nintendo, the way the contract was set up, Sony would have gotten 100% of the profits for any CD based game, and would have been privy to Nintendo's first party titles, sort of how the Phillips CDI got to put out terrible Zelda and Mario games.

I think Nintendo needs to get EA on board, at least with some of the sports titles.

srood1925d ago

Nintindo need every third party developer as mach sony or microsoft need it
I dont think nintindo in good position right now , hope the show me why i should by wii u , for other games that is not mario and zilda this E3 :D

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