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Submitted by majiebeast 1014d ago | news

Madden Skipping Wii U in 2013

Truly, Nintendo and EA have an unprecedented partnership.

The Madden series will not be appearing on Wii U in 2013, according to an EA Sports representative. (Dev, EA, Industry, Wii U)

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sherimae2413  +   1014d ago
"we will not be releasing a wii u version of madden nfl 2013 this year,
however, we have a strong partnership with nintendo"

yeah, so much for this strong partnership ea, lol ^_^
joab777  +   1014d ago
Wow! This really says something!
Ritsujun   1014d ago | Trolling | show
lilbroRx  +   1013d ago
One would truly have to have a twisted mind to be pleased by things like this.

Honestly, Nintendo should actively ban EA and all of their games from the system. EA's half-arsed support does more harm than good and they were not voted the worst company in America 2 years in a row for no reason.

Its disgusting the way people can praise a company with such a title when they do things like this. Anti-Nintendo fanboys are the vilest thing to ever come into existence in the realm of gaming.

I'm glad that Nintendo has chosen to support indie devs the way they have. Greedy, tyrannical companies like EA need to cease to exist.
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LOL_WUT  +   1013d ago
"tyrannical companies like EA need to cease to exist"
^ That is a pretty bold statement to make for someone who claims to not be a fanboy. ;)
showtimefolks  +   1014d ago
And Nintendo fans keep denying nothing is wrong with the wiiu

Big publishers are not releasing big games on wiiu, this is why skipping E3 for Nintendo is such a wrong decision. At the present time wiiu needs as much positive exposure as possible, once people see all the games,features and consoles from ms and Sony at E3 than wiiu will become an obsolete system.

If I was in charge at Nintendo I would make sure we have a huge conference at e3 and show a lot of games, even games early in their development which won't be out till 2014-2015 just to say look we have games coming. Than I would ask as many 3rd party publishers to come to stage to announce games even if those games are coming on other consoles

But Nintendo is going totally the opposite direction, I hope they know what they are doing because unlike wii their new system isn't gonna sell itself.

I think Nintendo came into this gen thinking their already have their core fanbase in their pockets now let's target casuals with this gamepad which is like a tablet with buttons and analog sticks. But instead core fans don't see the value and casuals have moved on to other things. I say be like Sony last gen forget about everything else just release bunch of exclusive games

That's why I thought they should have bought a lot of THQ's Games and developers.

But lets see its not over yet but it's starting to look really bad

At E3 RS better announce GTA5 for wiiu if Nintendo has any chance of picking up some steam
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krazykombatant  +   1014d ago
EA isnt releasing anything on ninty for no putting origin in their online market.
Aceman18  +   1013d ago
I thought i read the other day that R* won't be at E3 this year?

i want to get the Wii U but right now there's nothing appealing enough for me to shell out for it. hopefully it gets a price drop and Mario 3D later this year then I'll purchase one.

also Nintendo do something to get big name 3rd party games on the system.
Sniperwithacause  +   1013d ago
@aceman, it was take-two not showing. Although R* may skip it, but I really hope I'm wrong.
lilbroRx  +   1013d ago
Your entire line of speculation is off base.

First off, this is just EA, and this is nothing new. Everyone knows EA doesn't like Nintendo and none of the major profit Nintendo has made in the last decade came from EA. Their existence is irrevelent on Nintendo consoles because there are usually to many "better" games on the console from "better publishers". EA will "need" Nintendo before Nintendo will "need" EA.

Missing single big name games, that few would be interested in buying on the console to begin with do to lack a usebase built up in the past by said companies, once again has not hurt Nintendo at any point in the past.

The only thing Nintendo needs are big name games. "It doesn't matter where they are from" so long as they are good and they are in steady supply. Thing is, they have already announced said games, and there are more to come. Only thing left is to complete and release them.

Nintendo's future in no way hinges on EA's support.

The way fanboys clamor to support EA when they try to snub Nintendo is shamefully sad.
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showtimefolks  +   1013d ago

well you are wrong Nintendo needs EA more than EA needs nintendo, and right now N needs to kiss and makeup with all the Publishers

and if you think its just EA than you are wrong, many games from Take-two also won't be coming to wiiu

how about getting borderlands GOTY editon on wiiu

or bioshock
or xcom

nintendo consoles have long history of not being able to sell 3rd party games compare to how well the exclusives sell, unlike before now publishers have 2 options in MS and Sony
danitanzo  +   1013d ago
Maybe there is something wrong with EA instead...
iGamerZero24  +   1013d ago
I smell the next SEGA Dreamcast IMO ! And Nintendo is so stubborn they rather fail then evolve
truechainz  +   1013d ago
yeah if EA thinks cancelling madden on WiiU is a strong partnership with Nintendo then it is no wonder why they are voted the worst company. Madden 13 wasnt good on Wii U, but there were so many possibilties for improvement to make it so I was excited about the changes they would make for the next one with the gamepad. That was a rookie mistake for me because of course EA wouldn;t make Madden any better other than microscopic graphics and physics improvements every game. Guess we will see with the next vita version.
jcnba28  +   1013d ago
EA are the biggest liars in the industry.

If you know the rules EA agreed to when signing deal to have exclusive rights to licenses like NFL, Fifa etc. for their sports games it's abundantly clear that EA is intentionally screwing with Nintendo.

When EA was fighting for exclusivity right to certain sports licenses with other publishers it was revealed that EA HAVE TO release games based on those licenses on EVERY gaming platform available if they want to have exclusivity - similarly to how Activision was contracted to release Spiderman game each year if they wanted to keep the license. what that means is, EA probably would have to PAY a fine to NFL JUST to be able to NOT RELEASE a game on WiiU based on NFL license.
sherimae2413  +   1013d ago
yes i agree with you....
ea is voted as the worst company for nothing... and they ask why?! lol ^_^

i love some of their games though, i respect their in-house developers but i dont like EA as a company...
their rules, their microtransactions and its execs.... my god can i banish them? lol ^_^
lizard81288  +   1013d ago
That would be interesting. I heard EA owes money to gamers who bought madden whatever year for screwing over another football game, since they bought the rights. It was something really small, but then the courts changed the amount, because they lied or something, so I think it went up to $13 per copy that was sold, which could equal alot of negative money for EA, but then again, I heard this from my Manager who really doesn't play video games, so maybe this is all wrong.

Anybody know?
NYC_Gamer  +   1014d ago
Madden is garbage but Wii U can't afford to lack support from major publishers
mcstorm  +   1014d ago
I agree I am not interested in this game and never will be as I don't like the sport but this sport is big in the US and this is one area Nintendo need to get into as MS will be strong again here next gen and Sony will be pushing to get a grip of the market to with the PS4.

That said seeing the support the 3DS is now getting from Nintendo I am expecting the WiiU to start getting this support come the 2nd half of the year.

Nintendo have tried to let the 3rd party games shine at the start of the console life but just like the 3DS they are not. For me Nintendo just need to start pushing there own IP's from the get go with there consoles and if the 3rd party games become a hit then great but if not the have more than enough IP's to push the console along and get strong sales.
lilbroRx  +   1013d ago
Everyone can afford to not have EA.

This is not publishers(plural) this is one publisher.

It doesn't matter how big of a publisher EA is. They are corporate scum and they hold the title to prove it.

EA's support truly isn't needed at all in the world of gaming. EA itself is a cancer on the game industry. The gaming world would exist just fine without EA. In fact, it would probably improve.
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NYC_Gamer  +   1013d ago
EA is a big publisher that puts out tons of software..Do you really think Nintendo doesn't want EA support?i dislike EA but i'm not gonna sit here act like their support isn't important in the world of gaming.
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isntchrisl  +   1014d ago
Nothing screams "strong partnership" like announcing zero Wii U games for the year, EA.
PigPen  +   1014d ago
To be honest, I never like EA's madden football. I haven't played a football game since Sega had the 2k series back in the Gamecube days. Yo, that's a long time.
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Kingthrash360  +   1014d ago
wow...though I dont like madden this may hurt the wiiu
strigoi814  +   1014d ago
Wow another one ouch!
Biohazard8860  +   1014d ago
Nintendo i wanna see you do good but this is pathetic smh..
Qrphe  +   1014d ago
Although it wouldn't have really moved units anyway (13 didn't break 30k), it's still horrible news.
RTheRebel  +   1014d ago
Mario NFL??
nirwanda  +   1014d ago
On a more serious note if noone is making sports games for the wii U maybe Nintendo could create a sports division for making serious sports games across its platform's to stick two fingers up at EA if they make it good enough they won't need licensed teams.
Sano64  +   1013d ago
That might actually be a good idea. Nintendo made good sports games in the past like Ken Griffey Jr. MLB, Super Tennis and Super Punch Out.
nevin1  +   1014d ago
lol, You know something wrong when a Madden game won't be on your platform.
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nirwanda  +   1014d ago
There was only a couple on the wii and they didn't sell that well.
Unlike the wii and its games
SKUD  +   1014d ago
More good news for the wii u this week.
PS4isKing_82  +   1014d ago
You know your console is in trouble if madden skips it. That franchise has been on virtually every major platform. I'm suddenly getting a huge dreamcast flashback.

Wiiu is in serious trouble.
shadow2797  +   1014d ago
The sad thing is: I think Madden could be great on Wii U because of the tablet. Obviously, you could call the plays on it, and probably flip through them faster than you can with a controller. But you may even be able to draw a hot route, or draw entire plays with the gamepad.

Maybe I'm over-estimating EA though.
Hicken  +   1014d ago
That would be pretty interesting, actually, calling your audibles and rewriting the routes with the controller.

That said, this is NOT looking good. Too many publishers have said too many franchises aren't gonna be on the Wii U. I still won't say it's doomed, but Nintendo will have a hard time recapturing the core at this rate; recapturing the casual crowd is proving to be difficult enough.
Baka-akaB  +   1013d ago
Problem is you can pretty much do the same with an actual tablet with multitouch support on 360 (and probably ps3 with a vita if they care to as well)
Sniperwithacause  +   1013d ago
Vita version can do it on Madden13
LoveOfTheGame  +   1013d ago
That's exactly what I thought when I saw Madden and Wii U. I hope EA doesn't continue to have complete control over the license for these games and someone a little more innovative can try one with good support for the Wii U.
BLKxSEPTEMBER  +   1014d ago
..I wish I knew what made nin decide to release a current gen console (graphically) at the end of the current generation? Seems mind boggling that they wouldn't release the Wii u back in 07. I'm losing faith in the Wii u. I haven't played it since MH 3 dropped. Even my 7 yr old daughter won't touch it! Now that's bad...
weekev15  +   1014d ago
Are people for real? You seriously think that Madden isnt on wii u because of power or sales figures? I though everyone knew EA and Nintendo had a massive fall out over Origin. This is because of that.

The first Madden since 91 not on a Nintendo console since '91 in the year Nintendo and EA fall out. Coincedence?

Wii U is fine but Nintendo needs to man up get some flowers and chocs from their local garage and start getting ready for some make up sex.
Thepcz  +   1014d ago
another nail in wiius coffin
Brugal  +   1014d ago
Not sure what the ramifications of this news will be. However, it doesn't seem to come across as something positive for the Wii U.
colonel179  +   1014d ago
Iwata must leave. It is not as bad as Wada with Square Enix, but clearly there have been really bad decisions over at Nintendo. Whoever is responsible need to go (which I guess is Iwata). He is a great guy, but him or someone is driving Nintendo to the ground!.

I will always love Nintendo franchises and I will surely going to buy one when a Mario and a Zelda gets released, but they can't live on with just first party games and nostalgia anymore. They need to innovate and release new IPs, be relevant in technology, not just controllers. They must negotiate better deals with third parties (which is hard with a current gen console-spec wise-when there are better consoles coming).

They have a difficult road to walk this generation.
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LOL_WUT  +   1014d ago
Thanks to Ubisoft the Wii U is barely staying afloat if it weren't for them I don't see how the Wii U could even survive this gen. Madden is like the CoD of sports games, for it to not be on the Wii U is saying a lot. ;)
Starbucks_Fan  +   1014d ago
I would never buy it on a Wii U anyway. It's gonna look INCREDIBLE on the PS4 while the Wii U version wouldn't be much better than Madden 13
WeAreLegion  +   1014d ago
It's coming out on the Vita, but not the Wii U. Speaks volumes. Also, the Vita version of Madden 13 was actually pretty awesome. I enjoyed it with a touch screen. ^_^
weekev15  +   1014d ago
What people also need to realise, in addition to my post above, is that this game is out for Wii U already. Its called Madden 13 albeit with a slightly different roster. Pretty sure there is a reason EA is thought of so highly by the gaming public. Oh wait.....
MasterCornholio  +   1014d ago

Yep my thoughts on this. But this doesnt affect Nintendo fans since they claim to be smart about their purchases and the only games they buy (based on what some devs say) are 1st party titles.
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NBT91  +   1014d ago
It's kiiiiind of true though. Not releasing on WII U? Big deal... If I want to play it, I will get the PS4 version probably.
I love all three of the consoles, but when I bought a WII U I didn't think "Oh man! I am sure multiplat third party titles will be amazing on this outdated tech!" I thought it would be worth having because, like the PlayStation, it will have a steady stream of decent exclusives.
My PS4 will be for exclusives AND multiplats, my WII U will be only for exclusives. Not quite decided on XBOX yet as of course we haven't seen it =D

This is bad for Nintendo maybe, but it doesn't have an impact on me or my opinion of the WII U.
yewles1  +   1014d ago
Unprecedent--*BANG!!!* *gets shot*
josephayal  +   1013d ago
Oh crap plz no
MilkMan  +   1013d ago
There loss.
Then again EA has always had their head up their arse.
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DivineAssault  +   1013d ago
damn smh... Wii U is getting skipped over by most high profile games.. What happened to EAs support for wii u? I thought people were saying that in the begining
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