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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.

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Shok1103d ago

Maybe if it wasn't literally a PORT of Fifa 12 and an actual new game.................lol

Nitrowolf21103d ago (Edited 1103d 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

animegamingnerd1103d ago

i am wondering how much madden and fifa will sell if they are launch titles for the PS4 and 720

ABizzel11103d ago (Edited 1103d 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.

ABizzel11103d ago

I love when people disagree, but don't reply. If you disagree why? Or prove me wrong.

DOMination-1103d 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.

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Muffins12231103d ago

Maybe if wiiu was actually reasonably decent to develop for.....

Ashunderfire861103d 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_Gamer1103d ago (Edited 1103d ago )

I guess Wii U owners aren't into football

lilbroRx1103d ago (Edited 1103d 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?

ABizzel11103d 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_Porkins1103d 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.

animegamingnerd1103d 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?

ABizzel11103d 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_Porkins1103d 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.

ABizzel11102d 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.

blackbirdi1103d 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

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