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Submitted by THE-COMMANDER 439d ago | news

No FIFA 14 on Wii U due to 'disappointing' FIFA 13 sales

There will be no FIFA 14 on Wii U because of the "disappointing" sales of FIFA 13 on the console, EA has said. (EA, FIFA 14, Wii U)

Shok  +   439d ago
Maybe if it wasn't literally a PORT of Fifa 12 and an actual new game.................lol
Nitrowolf2  +   439d ago
I doubt that was the reason, it's just that it was a launch title, for a system with no install base yet.It sold 6 Million on the PS3 and 4.5M on the Xbox 360.

The Wii U version only sits at about 70K, the Vita version sits at 200K.

I mean both Vita up the WiiU by a few millions, but I think EA was expecting at least somewhere in the triple digit for the Wii U version.

That and it was a launch title for the Wii U
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animegamingnerd  +   439d ago
i am wondering how much madden and fifa will sell if they are launch titles for the PS4 and 720
ABizzel1  +   439d ago
This is the first time EA had the balls to say it, and no play corporate safety. They've been using every excuse in the book, difficulties with engines running on the console, yet PS360 can run the games?

Hard fact is these developers are losing money making Nintendo ports of these games, because the majority of Nintendo fans won't buy these 3rd party games. The most insane part to me is that there's NOTHING being produced from Nintendo's 1st party, and instead of buying what's available these "Nintendo fans" aren't buying anything.

I blame Nintendo for the Wii U's underpowered hardware considering what was available to them at the time in 2011 and 2012 for a similar price, but games sales are completely on the Wii U fans. The Wii U just passed the 3 million mark, and Nintendo Land and NSMB U are closing in on 2 million copies sold. In third place is ZombieU who has yet to break 500k. That's insane. And it's not like there aren't good games for the Wii U, especially if you were a Wii only owner. Batman Arkham City, Assassin's Creed 3, Mass Effect 3, Darksiders 2, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Dragon Quest X, Injustice: Gods Among Us, and Need for Speed Most Wanted are all available for the Wii U and not one of those games have sold over 150K copies. IN-FREAKIN'-SANE. Even the mega-sellers Monster Hunter, COD, and Just Dance are struggling to get near 500k. IN-FREAKIN'-SANE.

The first excuse is always a bad port, which is BS because some of the games run better than the PS360 versions. But even the games consider bad ports are nothing more than a couple of graphical glitches or RARE performance drops, but NOTHING that breaks the game.

This is business and if people aren't buying enough of your games on a particular console to cover the expenses then the ideal business move is to stop making your games for said console until they get a large enough install base to where your chances of making a profit are ideal.

But I give Nintendo respect for trying to give 3rd parties a chance. The Wii U launched maily with 3rd party support giving developers a chance to get their games out and on the console hoping for support, but Nintendo fans obviously don't care. So 3rd parties are going to stop making games for the Wii U, until Nintendo gets if 1st party games out to increase the install base then we may see a resurgence in late 2014 - 2015, but until then expect little 3rd party support for the Wii U.

If you're a multi-console / PC owner then this doesn't apply to you for the most part considering you'd likely continue to franchise on your other console, but for those Nintendo only fans who complain about 3rd party support this is why 3rd parties don't support Nintendo. Not because of hardware, but because you won't buy their games even when they through the good stuff at you.
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ABizzel1  +   439d ago
I love when people disagree, but don't reply. If you disagree why? Or prove me wrong.
DOMination-  +   438d ago
Yeah. N4G is full of people who say they dont care and just waiting for first party. People buy Nintendo consoles to play Mario and Zelda. Good games but that attitude hurts it longterm.
Muffins1223  +   439d ago
Maybe if wiiu was actually reasonably decent to develop for.....
Ashunderfire86  +   439d ago
It was a launch title for crying out loud!!!! Give it a chance!!! And it certainly didn't help that Madden 2013 didn't have Ragdoll physics like the 360/PS3 version due to rushing launch. Man why is it that the Wii U always get the back end of the stick? The Wii U will be the last system I am getting this gen like the Wii, but this is just disappointing man. Nintendo need to release a megaton of games with a price cut to $200-$250 to win back those customers. Heck bundle Bayonetta 2 or Mario Kart with the Wii U!!!
NYC_Gamer  +   439d ago
I guess Wii U owners aren't into football
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lilbroRx  +   439d ago
No, they just aren't into bad game.

When it comes to people assessment of Nintendo gamers preferences, they always seem to chose every possibility except the one they actually voice or makes sense.

Like the first poster of this thread stated, It was just FIFA 12 rebranded.

Wii U owners aren't stupid. Why would we buy something that was obviously made to short change us?
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ABizzel1  +   439d ago
Then explain why all the good games are failing to struggling to make 200k sales on the Wii U, or even 150k.

Batman Arkham City, Assassin's Creed 3, Mass Effect 3, Darksiders 2, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Dragon Quest X, Injustice: Gods Among Us, and Need for Speed Most Wanted are all under 150k in sales, and which one of those are "bad games".
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Jek_Porkins  +   439d ago
Wow, I mean it was a launch title for the Wii u, which had zero install base. Did they expect it to sell 4 million copies when there were no consoles in the wild? It's that mentality that makes me dislike EA.

I think in the end it's just an excuse, something bad happened between Nintendo and EA.
animegamingnerd  +   439d ago
i am just getting annoyed how people are thinking consoles are a instant success right out the gate did this gen teaching anyone anything?
ABizzel1  +   439d ago
@Jek

No, but I'm pretty sure they were expecting to sell more than 10,000 copies. Yes that right 10,000 out of 3 million, aka 0.3% attach rate.

Would you spend a couple millions to make a port when you're making less $500,000 back on the game at retail? Exactly bad business.
Jek_Porkins  +   439d ago
They are only at a over 3 million at this point and time, since it was a launch date game the actual install base was like 0.

It's the job of developers and publishers to put compelling software on a new console, advertise and in general help each other, a symbiotic relationship if you will. EA is the most selfish publisher there is, no doubt about it. They didn't want to give the Wii U a chance, and it shows.
ABizzel1  +   438d ago
@Jek

"They are only at a over 3 million at this point and time, since it was a launch date game the actual install base was like 0."

Which is the mentality of the ignorant gamer (in general). Since it's not new anymore no one's going to buy it.

"It's the job of developers and publishers to put compelling software on a new console, advertise and in general help each other, a symbiotic relationship if you will. EA is the most selfish publisher there is, no doubt about it. They didn't want to give the Wii U a chance, and it shows."

And what about Batman Arkham City, Assassin's Creed 3, Mass Effect 3, Darksiders 2, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Dragon Quest X, Injustice: Gods Among Us, ZombiU, and Need for Speed Most Wanted.

Ok, it's 6 months later and Nintendo fans still aren't buying games. Launch titles or not, they're complaining there are no games, but I've listed over 10 great games on the console and all are underperforming.

Even games considered to be "system sellers" aren't doing anything for the console. Monster Hunter, Just Dance 4, Call of Duty are all UNDERPERFORMING on the console and not moving units.
blackbirdi  +   439d ago
they are dispointed with the sales fifa 13 no wonder they released fifa updated version of fifa 12 its not even close to 360/ps3
MNGamer-N  +   439d ago
This is becoming an all out war EA vs. Nintendo. I hope Nintendo wins.
lilbroRx  +   439d ago
There is no versus. There most be offense from both sides to be a war.

This is 100% EA.
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hasj1990  +   439d ago
I dunno, Nintendo kinda need EA. As much as people hate EA, they publish top games.
Animavicion  +   439d ago
if they could, these guys would launch in ps2. this is what happens with nintendo and ea: http://goo.gl/bNjjZ
LOL_WUT  +   439d ago
It wouldn't surprise me Activision followed suit with their games too. ;)
lilbroRx  +   439d ago
Why would Activision throw away money?
Knushwood Butt  +   439d ago
Have you seen the sales numbers for CoD on the Wii U ?!
pokynrocky  +   439d ago
No no fiiiifaaaa come on ea don't do that to me!! o wait... I did already bought the Xbox version seeing as I didn't want FIFA 12.5. Lame excuse try again...they shud have waited n release 14 instead I'm sure that Wud sell more.. Anyway pes14 anyone ;)
Thepcz  +   439d ago
they made the wiiu version shit anyway
so of course the fans would avoid it.

make a good game
ABizzel1  +   439d ago
What's the excuse for Batman Arkham City, Assassin's Creed 3, Mass Effect 3, Darksiders 2, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Dragon Quest X, Injustice: Gods Among Us, and Need for Speed Most Wanted. All under 150k in sales, so which ones are "bad games".
Thepcz  +   438d ago
they are all last gen titles. last gen titles that were released months prior to being released on wiiu.

there was little or no optimisation of the majority of those titles either.

the wiiu needs new games, not just ports of last gen games
ABizzel1  +   438d ago
"they are all last gen titles. last gen titles that were released months prior to being released on wiiu."

How many Wii owners played these games?

"there was little or no optimisation of the majority of those titles either."

Lies and utter BS. All but 2 of those games (Batman and Mass Effect 3) functioned the same if not better on the Wii U especially Need for Speed and Tekken. On top of that the Wii U has an awful CPU compared to the PS360 so developers had no choice but to do some optimizations to get the games running on the console.

"the wiiu needs new games, not just ports of last gen games"

The Wii U is a "Last-Gen Console+".

All I hear are excuses from Nintendo fans. Instead of harping on EA and commenting on n4g you guys need to go buy the good games you have and support the developers so they continue to produce "good games".

Nintendo fans kill me. They're the first ones to complain about not getting good third party support, but when they get it they refuse to buy the games. What do you think is going to happen?

The first excuse is always "We'll it's a bad port or poor optimization". Well blame that on Nintendo for making ignorant hardware choices. The Wii U should have been an AMD Llano APU and launched in 2011, or better yet an AMD Trinity APU and launched in 2012, but Nintendo's cheap@$$ wanted to save in every way possible and instead of spending $70 for the Llano APU they went with an ancient GPU that fortunately has some power in it and a complete waste of a CPU just to save $10 per console and make a profit Day 1.

This is one of the best Nintendo launches EVER, and you don't buy games simply because they're not made by Nintendo? What did you Wii owners do, because there were only 5 worthwhile games for the first YEAR, two of which were mini game collections (Wii Sport and Wii Play).

There are 15 great games on the Wii U right now, and the system and sales are tanking. Fans buy games, fanboys talk about it. I'm starting to see which is the majority for Nintendo.
brave27heart  +   439d ago
Pro Evo on Wii U. Make it happen Konami.
Yodagamer  +   439d ago
So they expected a crappy port that no one knew existed to sell well it sounds like the Wii excuses again
hard joe  +   439d ago
May be nintendo can make mario football instead?
HexxedAvenger  +   439d ago
I was actually thinking about that lol
AKR  +   439d ago
1.) It was a launch-title - There were no massive amounts of units out in the wild to generate high sales.

2.) It was a port - And was available on older, more established systems. Of course they'd generate more heat than the completely new system.

3.) It had missing functionality - Seeing that the development team only had such a short time to work with it.

. . . So, EA, tell me. Were you expecting truck loads of sale to magically pump in? No, no, no . . . you're not that stupid...right?
Theyellowflash30  +   439d ago
EA is just a crap company. They put no effort into the Wii U version and expect it to sell as much as the PS3 and Xbox 360.
LAWSON72  +   439d ago
Well what the hell did EA expect it is a new console without a huge amount of units. There are over 70 million ps3 and 360s, while the wii u has 3 million(?). There also not much to set it apart from the ps3/360 version and it is probably a bad port.
Moonman  +   439d ago
FUCK EA.
PSVita_FTW  +   438d ago
EA are a bunch of clowns.
Bumpmapping  +   438d ago
EA FTW!

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