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Editorial: EA: Why U No Like Wii U?

Is it ever a wonder that EA has strayed away from the newest Nintendo console? How does that hurt the current sport game market on the Nintendo Wii U?

Greg Bargas questions the impact of EA not supporting sport titles on the Nintendo Wii U.

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rambi80939d ago (Edited 939d ago )

Activision has Skylanders, hence an interest in WiiU

Ubisoft has Just dance and Rayman, hence an interest in WiiU

EA has no franchise that does really well on the Nintendo platforms. Hence they have little interest.

zeal0us939d ago

If it doesn't bring profit for EA than their interest dwindle.

When EA brought their year old games to the WiiU they should've sold them cheaper. Maybe that would've got more sales for them.

rambi80939d ago (Edited 939d ago )

Yeah, they should have. My point is that ACTIVISION and UBI have long-term interest in WiiU because of the games listed, but EA can only really have short-term interest.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney939d ago (Edited 939d ago )

I know I will be called a troll...

Only 2 wiiU games have sold over 1 million since launch. Nintendo land(lol) & new super bros.

Also
Right now the wiiU is a waste of time for big budget devs..

Also nintendo is losing money now..
"Nintendo Reports Loss as Wii U Sales Languish"

You know its bad after they said this
" http://www.ign.com/articles...

From the horses mouth
"Nintendo: We have failed to establish Wii U as a "worthy" Wii successor"
http://www.gamespot.com/art...

Sure nintendo will call them trolls and say nintendo are just wiiU haters.

wiiU sells under 500k in 6 months.
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Not a nintendo hater but damn the f**ked up lol
troll out...

LOL_WUT939d ago

Not to mention NintendoLand was included in every deluxe so all of its sales are attributed to that. The WiiU just isn't performing well so therefore EA has no interest in developing for a floundering console and let's not forget most of their engines are focused towards next-gen systems. ;)

Concertoine939d ago

Lol i remember when they came up on stage and said they had an "unprescedented partnership" with nintendo or some BS back in e3 2012.
It's funny how a lot of these big companies ditching the wii u are the same that piled shovelware on to the wii back when it was hot.

RegorL939d ago

I think much changed once Nintendo released Wii U.

1) If both Sony and Microsoft started to move. Consoles EA really has to be on, their Wii U interest dwindled immediately.

It seems to have payed off. Very few developers are in time with their releases for PS4 and XBox One. But EA are ready!

2) Wii U is weaker than EA first thought. Its GPU is OK but its CPU sounds underpowered. Equals lots of work needed to
port...

3) EA released NFS Most Wanted - did it sell?

Concertoine938d ago

Yes to the new consoles but EA doesn't care about power, they released tons of crap on the very weak wii. And no it did not sell as it was months late. still, very silly how they prematurely said they were on fully supporting wii u and then pretty much dropped it in a few months

EvilFluff91939d ago (Edited 939d ago )

They aren't supporting the Wii U because the user base isn't large enough it doesn't make business sense yet but when the user base is larger which Nintendo is working on by releasing games like Super Mario 3D World, Wii Fit U and Mario Kart 8 which should get core and casuals on board then we should see EA support it and to the people who claim that the Wii U isn't powerful enough, next gen engines are scalable so there is no reason for multi platform games not to be released on the platform when the base is big enough.

t3gamenews939d ago (Edited 34d ago )

The xbone & ps4 isn't out yet. They don't have a user base yet but there getting battlefield. Crysis was canceled on WiiU before being released.

Deadpoolio939d ago

Except they know for a fact that the PS4 and Xbox 720 will have a user base...Unlike the Wii U which they were hoping that Nana and the Soccer Moms would comeback, and they aren't....

So what your saying then is that the Wii U got the best version of Crysis 3, the one that got cancelled....Lucky bastards since they got the definitive version of Colonial Marines also....Again the one that never came out

t3gamenews939d ago

those games were never released tho so that cant say its the nintendo consumers fault.

RegorL938d ago

EA nothing?
- NFS Most Wanted
- EA Sports FIFA 13
- Madden NFL 13
- Mass Effect 3

= 4 current, 0 coming

Activision: 3 current, 2 coming

Ubisoft: 4 current, one coming

http://www.ea.com/wiiu

t3gamenews938d ago (Edited 34d ago )

NFS: Most wanted - (i have this game, but i bought it for a 60$ price. other consoles were getting NFS rivals & newer games tho... this is still fun game online tho)

Mass Effect 3 - (i have this game, i bought this one used tho, there selling a old game with 60$ again, then i found out they were releasing a "Mass effect: trilogy" on ps3/360 at the same time so i sold it... didn't want to sign up for orgin just to play online anyway"was post NFS:MW")

-Madden/FIFA/NBA: (im not much of a sports game fan so didn't get those tho the demos were cool, but they come out with these games every year & nintendos version is always missing most features or sabotaged so that noone takes it seriously.)

all in all basically(in last comment)what i was saying was there is no ea exclusive on wii u, & the big ea games they port to WiiU are very old & outdated games. crysis was a game they could have gave us instead, so was battlefield 4.

as for activision & ubisoft they dont seem to be the ones denying Nintendo customers a release of a game, tho activision seems to hold back DLC for some reason. activision & ubisoft actually releases there games on WiiU the same time as other consoles.

andrewer939d ago

I no like EA, I don't care what they do.

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