A German survey on next-gen purchasing has left out the Wii U as a potential market for their customers.
Nintendo is going to be harder and harder to ignore as the install base of the Wii U naturally goes up and up.
well hiw would it go down would you destroy it?
I don't even understand that comment, sorry.
I think he's saying that the Wii U's install base can't go down, unless you kill all current Wii U owners. :P
ahh.. that makes more sense. Still didn't really think my comment needed that sort of clarification though.. :P
The problem isnt install base. It never was. The original Wii sold a lot, but still there werent lots of 3rd party games on it. The W is even weirder than the first and Ninty hasnt really improved on 3rd party relations; Plus, be X1 and the PS4 being PC-like makes them wonder "why invest on a platform that is cumbersome to use, doesnt have the network infrastructure that all our games need (because they think every single game needs MP), wont have a decent attach rate and really has no muscle to complete with the other 2?" That, people, is why not only EA but pretty much everybody else is ignoring the Wii U.
I think there is more to it. EA didn't even really try to be successful on the Wii U. All they offered Wii U owners were a slap in the face. Lets charge full price for ME3 and then on the PS3 and 360 and the same time release the Mass Effect Trilogy for the same price. The Wii was even more overshadowed by the muscle compared to the 360/PS3 than the Wii U is compared to the XB1/PS4. The Wii U can produce some awesome visuals if developers actually take the time. The reason EA developed for them was the fact that you can't ignore an install base of 100 million when you are making games. You have to include them because the chances are pretty good of having multi-million unit sellers. The Wii U has at best 4.5 million users, there isn't enough there yet for EA to jump on. Now when that install base reaches let's say 15 million, EA may start to change their minds on skipping the Wii U.
It's not that they don't think it's next-gen. They said it was recently in the past. They just aren't currently making any games for it so there is no reason to include it in further activities, such as this survey. Seriously, you really think EA thinks web browser games are more next-gen than Wii U? Let's stop fear mongering.
And damn does that feature image get old.
Funny because I ignore EA
My thoughts exactly. EA should shut up and make things right, but they're getting so much money from graphics and stuff that they don't even need to worry about quality :/
You people just don't get it... EA and Nintendo ARE IN WAR!!! Because Nintendo refused to USE origin account system and origin services on their consoles (explore google for more details) I've... pardon (WE HAVE) seen Wii U capabilities and they are not that bad. FIFA 14 could be ported on Wii U with some resolution, graphics cuts.
EA isn't the only one who ignoring Nintendo there is Take-Two and bethesda etc.
Bethesda are ignoring them because Nintendo doesn't like buggy games.
Nope no cuts are needed... the wiiu uses the space age tech of compression, which is how need for speed was ported from the pc.
I have yet to see any link that officially confirms this Origin issue theory. Until I see such a link, this is only a unfounded rumor.
War requires to sides to fight. Nintendo isn't fighting EA. They aren't regarding them at all. This is purely EA's bitterness.
EA are ass-clowns these guys are well passed their prime and should have been either bought out or defunct a long time ago. They pulled a resurrection right out of their ass with Battlefield, cause all they had was Madden for revenue. In other words. Nintendo will still be here long pasted the time when EA has been cherry picked and cannibalized and mothballed by the entire industry for whatever paltry IP's they have left. These guys are just a plague on the industry, and this comes from somebody that remembers them when it was a handful of them looking like a bunch of hippies from the 60's....that was a long time ago.
I don't play EA games anymore. Battlefield was the only thing I like from them. BF4 doesn't interest me.
EA > Nintendo
At ripping people off.
their games interest me more
Nintendo has only itself to blame.
EA released inferior ports of Madden and Mass Effect 3 for the Wii U while the current-gen systems were getting fresh fully-featured versions from EA months before. Yeah, Nintendo ruined everything.
oh man, I feel sorry for Wii U owners... missing out getting ripped off.
nvm wrong comment.
Nintendo users dont really need EA games imo.
yup...said the Dreamcast and then it flopped! don't be so arrogant about 3rd party support because it makes or breaks a console. there has been no console in history survived WITHOUT 3rd party support. true story! Nintendo alone can't keep the Wii U afloat just like how they couldn't save the N64 followed by GC! the Wii has tons of 3rd party supports - to the estimation of 1 game release everyday for a year! there are abundance of Wii games but not so much for the Wii U and games like GTA V skipped it altogether! it's totally in contrast to the 3DS which is getting 3rd party supports left and right! Nintendo needs 3rd party support more than the 3rd parties need Nintendo. there's just no other way around it!
Third-party support would be appreciated for Wii U, that can't be denied, but please stop using the Dreamcast argument because they are two very different financial situations. As much as everyone hates to admit it, the Wii was a big money maker. Sega had a slew of failed consoles before the Dreamcast like the 32X, Neptune and Saturn; it was their last stand. You can't compare Sega's three-console-losing streak to Nintendo's one-console-ace-in-the-hole.
Had nothign to do with EA. SEGA made their own sports series (NFL2k etc) and it sold just as well as EA's.
I hope Nintendo never allows EA to publish games on their systems for all the stuff EA says. When the Wii U starts selling well and EA wants to publish for it Nintendo shouldn't allow them.
I'd much rather Nintendo start up their own "serious" sports game studio... With EA's dedication to screwing the customer and Nintendo's attention to detail, it would be fun watching Nintendo beat-up EA in EA's own back yard ;)
That can't happen because EA made contracts with the NFL and until recently, the NCAA and so on that make it where they are the only one who can publish games featuring them.
@lilbroRx Yeah, they wouldn't be able to get the licenses due to EA exclusivity, but that hasn't stopped other games from being a success (I think ISS or Pro Evo went years with "made up" player names). It's not ideal but I'd take a hefty dollop of Nintendo design choices over EA's annual uniform re-skin any day :)
Oh well Nintendo does not need EA.
Well we all have pcs and I really dont care for there games soooooooo. I think this hurts EA more right now. I mean what was a gamer suspose to buy when the nintendo on sluaght of 2014 is coming. seriously I dont want many of these companies on the wiiu...
If they would have released the WiiU with the ps3 and xbox360 they would of been able to compete but they've been stuck a generation behind since the wii, Nintendo cooked themselves.
I don’t want them to stop i just want them to do a better job and better games
They'll come back when the install base grows. Not that I really care, but hey, other people like their games.
EA in my opinion can suck it.
The only franchise I like from EA is Need for Speed (I'd say Burnout as well, but they're basically killing off Criterion and sourcing all the team members to Ghost Games). Other than that, I really don't care for any of their IPs. They can't blame the Wii U's smaller install for their games poor performance on the system. - Madden and FIFA 13 were gimped. - ME3 was a good port, but it was a franchise that was never seen on a Nintendo platform, and plus, they released the Trilogy on all other systems except Wii U, for the same price as the Wii U version of ME3. - NFS: Most Wanted U was an awesome port, but it came out 6 months behind the other 4 versions, and was being sold at full price. They smacked themselves in the fact with all four of their entries on Wii U. They are to blame for their own bad performance.
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