Why third-party publishers still aren’t thrilled with Wii U

Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg noted that his company came to the Wii U launch with a "robust slate" of games, but he said they have no new announcements for the system (outside of this holiday's Skylanders Swap Force). EA's Peter Moore said that the games it has released have seen "poor sell-through" and, worse, very little use of online services.

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Freedomland1688d ago

Nintendo has to change it's outlook towards gaming and gamers. It's not 1995, time has changed and so do the gamers. They should start looking outside their window and should start writing checks for the studios outside Japan.

PigPen1687d ago

That's a very bad idea. They will be better off creating new first party studios. It's their games that matter to the Nintendo die hards.

N4g_null1687d ago

The HTML framework is awesome. I can not wait to port over some old 2d ideas in it.

I'm thinking we may see a few mindcrafts on this thing. Indies are going to treat this as an open market with engine support like this.

Established third parties are going to have a rough time since they have to compete only on the high end on the ps4andxb1 . Not making a better later port with all dlc and cheaper is a kick in there own face. Not establishing a fan base on the wiiu could prove to be a life threatening squezze when ms is spending a billion on games and Sony fan are becoming like Nintendo fans... they simply don't trust the third party.

Power equals cost to a developer. Many ignored that last gen and they got closed down.the gamers here want more pretty than a game.this is the dawn of the $60 movie rental or DVD purchase.

If we Are talking about the power to run the game play then we all know the wiiu is prefect. No movie record, TV functions to worry about. No story based gaming to compete with. Just a pure gaming environment.

I think that is the problem with third parties they went a stray. We have PC like developers dominating consoles now. The only thrd party that operate like console devs are handheld devices and indies right now. We need more minecraft moments.

Game play has to seriously catch up to graphics this gen or we will see a bunch of segas.

The wiiu is actually for the NGC owner right now. It is like some weird thank you for being awesome to Nintendo. I can honestly say I'm enjoying the wiiu a lot now. They fixed everything I wanted fixed in hardware and in gameplay.

Now the games are coming... pikman may not sell but I'm way more excited for this new one. W101 will be next then project cars, bayo and then x smash mk8,3dland Mario....

What I don't understand is why arnt 3ds devs porting over from that to wiiu?just up the models...etc. may Nintendo needs to make a USB to. 3ds link so we can just do this in hardware?

The truth is devs are hurting... many just can't afford it any more without large money bags.

grassyknoll1688d ago

"The Wii U feels like a offline experience right now" : Music to my ears. I would be quite happy with a single player / couch multiplayer focused console. The over focus on online is killing the single player experience.

andibandit1688d ago

The focus on online is a result of the single player experience profits lost to used game sales.

grassyknoll1688d ago

Last of Us says hello, followed by Bioshock Infinite! I'm not anti online, but think there's more than enough room for a mostly offline machine. I'm looking forward to getting a WiiU in the future.

andibandit1687d ago

Yes those 2 games are good single player games and i didnt mean to imply that noone is making single player games, it just seems there are alot more multiplayer game comming out nowadays

starfox791688d ago

Although wiiu is an online always connected console yet its an offline console get lost ive got one and its the smoothest online experience ive had even the browser ??? what a load of rubbish,when MK8 hits expect a huge online community.

awi59511688d ago

Well internet services are always smooth when no one else is on it lol. Servers run real well when only 6 people are on them.

boybato1688d ago

Have you seen titanfall. Lol

starfox791688d ago (Edited 1688d ago )

Yes it looks average at best,EA are gonna keep winning worst company i think,bashing wiiu's online if i was nintendo i'd say EA get lost stay on just xbox1 and ps4 were done with your cheap yearly updated games pow.

Just buy tons of 3rd party studio's ??

Mighty Boom1688d ago

Because it's last gen.

Disagree me, now.

starfox791688d ago

A gpgpu dx11 comparable with edram is nothing but nextgen sorry kid,also a tri core cpu with out of order and edram cache is beast.

Mighty Boom1688d ago

Calm down sperg ... don't get your pointy elbows in a knot lolololol

PigPen1687d ago

You sir is the smartest person on this thread.

PopRocks3591688d ago (Edited 1688d ago )

It's because it isn't selling well and/or they don't necessarily get how the hardware works. Simple as that, I think.

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