Does the Wii U need EA?

Does the Wii U need the support of EA, or will it do just fine without? GamesAsylum scratched their chins for a bit and then wrote this piece.

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zerocrossing2040d ago (Edited 2040d ago )

"Does the Wii U need EA?"

No I don't think so, not so long as the 1st party games are up to scratch. Nintendo still have a few great 3rd party devs that should keep them afloat if things start to go south.

OmegaSlayer2040d ago

Does the EA need the WiiU? No

stragomccloud2039d ago

Perhaps not, but by not producing any software, even ports, EA is missing out on a piece of the pie. In this age of balooning dev costs, 3rd parties can't afford to let sore feelings get in the way of profit.

MikeMyers2040d ago

No but it certainly doesn't hurt regardless of how many advocate against the company. They still release lots of games and some are pretty big like FIFA. The Dreamcast felt it not having them. They are still one of the biggest publishers out there.

Ashunderfire862040d ago (Edited 2040d ago )

Yup Nintendo needs EA, cause they are the only one with a football game (Madden), and are leading in many sport games out now and coming soon. They are a lot of sport game fans out there, so Nintendo needs to understand that.

zerocrossing2040d ago

Nope, sports game fans will buy a nextbox or PS4, that is the demographic they fall under and besides most of them are ignorant toward Nintendo and beleive the WiiU is just a kids console.

Ashunderfire862039d ago

# zerocrossing

Understand that the Dreamcast went through this without EA too, and it bite them in the ass later down the line. Nintendo needs EA, after no support from Epic, 4A, and many other developers who turn down the Wii U. I always said that Nintendo should of change the name of the console, because it is having a identity crisis and lacks third party support. Nintendo failed during last years E3 with only Pikmin 3, Zombie U, and Mario Bros to show. All the other games where disappointing and old ports that came out yesteryear. Big Whoop Batman Arkham City: Armored Edition, big whoop Mass Effect 3, and the rest that is downhill.

badz1492039d ago

much quicker than it should be too! while Activision Blizzard might be making more money than EA, EA still releases more games per year than the others! here, it's about quantity, less so about quality as there are games for everybody - high profile or not! so...with EA being absence, the impact would be huge as the DC has proven before and EA didn't release as many games back then as they are now too. this is not Codemasters, we are talking about, not having EA on-board will not fare well for the Wii U, certainly not when things are like what they are now.

lilbroRx2039d ago (Edited 2039d ago )

EA was considered the leader in the fall of gaming by most gamers in the past because of their insistence on heavy DRM, DLC abuse, quality drops in titles, recycled titles and forced micro-transactions in games. Gamers are now clamoring to support EA for no other reason than the fact that they are working against Nintendo. That is the extreme of fanboyism that has swept the gaming world.

Nobody needs EA.

The fact that people will defend/support a company that has been deemed the worst company in America two years in a row for doing something bad to someone else is just disgusting. This gaming generation has fallen beyond the gutter.

I've been a gamer since the 80s. If this is what has become of gamers, then I will have to become something else. I refuse to associate myself with people who with such atrocious ideologues and desires.

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MasterCornholio2040d ago

Depends on how badly Wii U owners want to play popular franchises from EA.

But those same franchises will cone out on the PS4 and the 720 which eliminates any reason to get them on the Wii U.

The Wii U doesn't need EA because people will just buy those franchises on superior gaming platforms.

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zerocrossing2040d ago

I don't understand this logic...

It's like some people seem to think everyone who bought a Wii U either A: begrudge having done so given the apparent lack of 3rd party support, B: are supporting Nintendo out of some nostalgia induced obligation, or C: because their bloody stupid.

Wii U owners will play the games exclusive to "their" console since that is why they chose the Wii U, I don't think anyone buys a Nintendo console primarily for the 3rd party support anyway.

reef10172040d ago

Wii u needs third party support period! They only have a few first party games that people care about and while those games are in production what else are people playing on there system?

cleft52040d ago

I would rather wait a few months for a great 1st or 2nd party game than get one of the many EA vaporware titles. Also, Nintendo is going to get a lot of indie developer support so there is going to be stuff to hold you over in between releases.

NobodyImportant2040d ago

If Nintendo fans were satisfied with the games they had on the Wii, chances are they'll be happy with the games they get on the Wii U.

I can't imagine that if your MOST anticipated game is Battlefield 4 that there's a chance in hell that you'd ever consider buying it on the Wii U.
You'll already own a PS3, 360 or PC so that's an option.
But chances are you'll be buying it on PC, PS4 or Next Xbox.

NOW if your most anticipated game happens to be the next Mario or Zelda, and you're mildly interested in battlefield 4 you can always pick up a used 360 for cheap as it will be the same version that the Wii U would get.

Multi-console gamers buy Nintendo consoles as supplimentary consoles for the Marios and Zeldas and then get the big 3rd party titles on one of the more powerful consoles with decent graphics.
The same will happen this gen.

A Nintendo ONLY owner has completely different gaming requirements than Microsoft or Sony only gamers.

JeepGamer2040d ago

I'm starting to think WE don't need EA.

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