Activision clarifies why 'Call of Duty: Ghosts' Wii U was not announced

XMNR: A European retailer revealed box art for a Wii U version of Call of Duty: Ghosts last week. However, Activision's press release that announced the game Wednesday makes no mention of the Nintendo console and it does not appear on the official pre-order page for the shooter that is coming to the PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, next Xbox and PC.

Update: Official response from Activison.
"We don’t have any news for the Wii U at this time, as we aren’t dating next generation platforms yet. Stay tuned."

Update 2: Changed title of article to better reflect the Activision response.


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jcnba281934d ago ShowReplies(7)
Neonridr1934d ago (Edited 1934d ago )

So Activision considers the Wii U next gen. Interesting. Now if only more people would too.

Salooh1934d ago (Edited 1934d ago )

It's not next generation because it's not in the same level with the ps4 and xbox3. Even multiplatforms don't support it that much..

I know that you will consider me a troll and i will get tons of disagrees but that's the truth. Specs and support are way different. It's having the same fate of the wii ..

n4f1934d ago

so your are the same generation as your father because you dont have the same "spec" as him

PopRocks3591934d ago

By that logic, no console is next generation on the grounds that it will almost always be behind PC tech.

Specs don't define a console's generation. Time does.

Salooh1934d ago (Edited 1934d ago )

I didn't get what you said xD. Sorry..

What i'm telling you that playing on the ps4 will be different then playing on wii u because both are completely different then each other. Games in Wii u are not that serious. It's famous for mario and stuff like that. It's simply not next generation. It's stuck in middle just like how the vita stuck in the middle of the ps2 and ps3 in specs and games. You guys are overreacting in my opinion. You will get an upgraded versions of current generation games. That's what it can do but it's not a big step like the ps4 and xbox where they will evolve gaming and give the developers big space to create what ever they want..

Oh well, i guess you guys don't get me too.

Root1934d ago


"Specs don't define a console's generation. Time does."

Yet you can't see that for the Wii know when third party developers start to push the PS4/Nextbox tec to create better games and leave the Wii U behind.

M-M1934d ago

The Wii U is next generation. It doesn't matter if the specs are worse or greater than it's predecessor because their next console came AFTER the predecessor.

Triggytrolls1934d ago

What selling 100+ million consoles and over 886 million games?

saint_seya1934d ago

Wii u is next generation if we take generations as the next console after wii for nintendo, according to nintendo generations is a new generation.
Now if we take in account the whole market (basically in graphics department, online capabilites) its not next generation because isnt powerfull enough to be far from ps3, 360.. so in nintendo generations is next generation, in the industry standards isnt next generation #at least not a 100%#

Salooh1933d ago

I agree on wii u is next generation compared to the wii but just like what i said it's not a next generation when you compare it to the ps4 ( We still don't know anything about the next xbox)..

When i hear next generation i think of evolve and bringing new things that wasn't possible or done before. Not just better versions of current generation games. If ps4 can't do that i wouldn't consider it that too. Maybe it's my fault for not explaining more of what i think ..

Realplaya1933d ago

As you already know Call of Duty: Ghosts was officially announced today by Call of Duty publisher, Activision. The press release the company sent out failed to mention a Wii U version of the game, but the Wii U logo features prominently on the teaser site. Online news publication The Examiner contacted Activision to find out about the Wii U version. Here’s the company’s response.

We don’t have any news for the Wii U at this time, as we aren’t dating next generation platforms yet. Stay tuned.

MidnytRain1933d ago

TIME does? Solely? Bull! That means I could sell a "potato" or a calculator of my own cruddy design and call it "next gen" cuz it's "2013!" -_-

deafdani1933d ago

There was a pretty wide gap in terms of power between the first Playstation and the N64, and the media playback was also very different (CDs vs. cartridges) making both consoles wildly different from each other, each one with their very unique advantages and disadvantages. Because of this, there were very, very few games that both consoles shared (multiplatform). Their respective games libraries were comprised mainly by exclusives due to the big disparities between both machines.

Yet everyone considered both consoles to be part of the same generation. If you're willing to accept this as a fact, you must accept the Wii U as a next gen machine as well, exactly for the same reasons. Otherwise, you're an hypocrite.

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stragomccloud1933d ago (Edited 1933d ago )

Well, you are right about one thing. You are a troll.

That said, if people don't consider Wii U next gen, then you can't consider PS4 next gen either since both a way behind my current PC in terms of raw power.

So.... by console standards, both PS4 and Wii U next gen. That said, in terms of what they will actually be outputting, the two systems are very close. PS4 has a lot more ram, but I doubt it can be fully utilized because of power of the CPU. Core for Core, and and far as architecture is concerned, the Wii U's cpu is actually a lot better than the PS4's. However, the PS4 has more than twice as many cores so it'll probably be able to offset the load a little better. GPU wise they are too different, the PS4 has about a years newer tech so it only makes sense that it has better hardware, but it really isn't going to make that much of a differnce, especially with muliplats, and especially once developers get used to the Wii U's very unique architecture. PS4 being x86 architecture won't have that problem, however, we'll be seeing it reach it's full potential a lot more quickly than the Wii U will.

People need to stop hating, with the Wii U, Nintendo decided to play the tech game again. Like the Super Nintendo, the N64 and the Gamecube. Nintendo has only dropped the ball on the cutting edge console tech once, and that was with the Wii.

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ThaBlackBaron1934d ago

"We don’t have any news for the Wii U at this time, as we aren’t dating next generation platforms yet. Stay tuned."

LOL Dayum Activision just Exposed all the Wii U haters with that staement LOL

But we all kno it will be on Wii U, PS4, and Xbox 8 probably not released on the same date as PS3, 360 versions

jcnba281934d ago

Dude you need to make more videos on your channel and this topic right here would really piss off the haters lol

PigPen1934d ago

ThaBlackBaron you caught that. That is a important quote for trolls.

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Sevir1933d ago

Lol this is funny, MS has the industry in gridlock, studios won't announce multiplatform next gen titles because of the Next Gen Xbox.

What ever. I'll be tuned in to see what Infinity Ward shows off, strangely enough, Sony demoes an exclusive live for the PS4 and MS is demoing a 3rd party multiplatform game to highlight their system. We shall see.

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sway_z1934d ago

So basically Ghosts is coming to Wii U and PS4/Next Xbox, they just haven't dated them yet.

Jek_Porkins1934d ago

Nice to see Activision lump Wii U in with next generation, considering that term has always been the number in which a console was released and not the power, it makes sense.

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