Is EA punishing Nintendo for allowing used games?

Are EA purposefully holding back games from the Wii-U in an attempt to garner extra income from the block on swapping games on the Xbox One?

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SynGamer1581d ago

No, EA is punishing Nintendo for releasing a "NextGen" system (WiiU) that is *barely* an upgrade to the current systems. Also, Nintendo fans generally don't support third-party developers enough to financially justify releasing future games on the system(s).

I wish it were the other way around because I like competition and having 3 main competitors instead of 2 is always better for the market AND the gamers...

jcnba281581d ago

I would love to have a debate with you just to destroy everything you said in your comment.

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loulou1581d ago (Edited 1581d ago )

i said this last night in a thread

and someone writes a story about it the next day... lol and it even reads like what i wrote ;-)

if this is not the case, then i would be very surprised

ziratul1581d ago

I still play some Sega Genesis games because they are good, and they run on 100000 times slower machine than Wii U??? What you have to say about that? POWER POWER POWER!!! Is that measurment for good games, hell no!!!

andrewer1581d ago

Exactly. Power means nothing to me. I play and like some new games, of course, but my favourite games of all times are back in the NES (Contra :D), SNES (DK Country :D), N64 (Zelda :D) and there are even some in PS2 actually (Shadow of the Colossus :D), but nowadays I can only cry for not having that kind of experience anymore...and for people wanting graphics and not gameplay.

SexyGamerDude1581d ago

Man, I still play my Dreamcast. Powerstone alone, is better than most games out now. I also love playing MVC2.

TopDudeMan1581d ago

You're right about one thing. People who bought a Wii U didn't buy it to play EA's games anyway. EA were never going to do anything interesting or innovative with the controller screen anyway. Why would you buy a third party multiplatform game for the wii u when it's going to be just the same as the playstation/xbox versions?

The big selling point for the Wii U is the controller screen, so you really should be looking at games which take advantage of that.

cleft51581d ago

Yeah and since EA's little thing about not publishing games for the WiiU they have backtracked on that. Apparently, they thought they had some real pull with gamers who brought the WiiU, but no one really cared that they where not going to publish games on the WiiU because they only release substandard ports.

mamotte1581d ago

Wich it's sad, since it should be awesome to, say, planning strategies in the controller screen on the fly in Madden, put another player in the right place for shooting in FIFA while you move your own with the stick... the possibilities with sports to manage an entire team in real time are endless.

But, well, EA is just weird.

wampdog291581d ago

Doesn't make much sense. Why come out at E3 and give any support at all then???

herbs1581d ago

EA wants to change the entire gaming market place in regards to used game sales because $$$ and Nintendo wanted things to stay the same because there old school on many levels (not entirely a good thing). EA wants to be able to pump games out as easily and quickly as possible but Nintendos aging hardware and tablet make this more of a challenge. Basically all the worlds problems boil down to one thing (GREED) EA is just one more shinning example of this.

lizard812881581d ago

Well, looking at what EA showed at the Xbone reveal, i'm glad they aren't supporting it. It was sports titles up the ass. They said they were realistic models, but yet, from what they showed, looked like shit.

Besides, we all know it is really about no origins for the Wiiu. EA said the same shit they said at the reveal of the Wiiu, and how truly next gen it is....until Nintendp said no origins, then all of the sudden, the wiiu is last gen, it can't run fostbite, despite them saying the exact opposite one year ago. I wonder when EA is going to say the Xbone is last gen, ect, ect.

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CalvinKlein1581d ago

well they might change their minds one the xobx one flops and MS exits teh console business in two years.

PSVita1581d ago

No they are not doing this because of used games. Sony has said again and again that they WILL NOT BLOCK them.

GavinMannion1581d ago

Sony has said again and again that they'll leave it up to the publishers....

Which I see as them saying that the option to block used game play will be available but only enabled by publisher choice

SynGamer1581d ago

Which is smart if true. Let gamers hate on the publisher for making this decision, not Sony/Developers. MS essentially touted that they are going to block used games...not the smartest thing they did during the reveal day.

Corpser1581d ago

Up to the publishers, including Sony

"When asked whether games would require online registration, Yoshida noted that that decision was up to the publisher. When asked if Sony, as a publisher, would require games to be registered online, Yoshida said, "we are not talking about that plan."

wampdog291581d ago

Okay???? Microsoft isn't "blocking" used games either... see the point?

evilsooty1581d ago

I wouldn't worry about EA not supporting the Wii U. All they do is ruin game franchises anyway (See Battlefield and Sim City).

pompombrum1581d ago

They're not supporting the Wii U simply because they don't believe it's profitable. EA are a $$$ money and if the $$$ isn't there, neither are they.

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