GR: It looks like Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will be coming to Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PS3, and PC—but not Wii U.
Well time to prepare for all the conspiracy theoies and unfounded assumptions! But in my opinion if it's supposedly a cross generational release, it shouldn't be a hardware based reason as to why it's not releasing on the WII U. Either way Nintendo really need to push a lot harder in convincing developers in general that their platform is deserving of the support that other platforms receive. But most of all the fanbase has to echo that same sentiment. @ LOL_WUT &Neonridr Totalally agree with both of your comments! But this is something that the fanbase has the ability to address, by showing that they want games outside of just Mario, Zelda and Donkey Kong! It's nothing wrong with showing support to things outside of what you're use to, if it's reasonable.
If this game doesn't release on the WiiU it'll be another big blow to Nintendo. ;)
considering the sales of the previous two games on the Wii U, would anyone even notice if this one wasn't there?
i seriously do not see the point of them releasing COD games on Wii U...i mean they dont sell on Wii U and it will be a waste of money for them to release it on Wii U.
Well just a couple of days ago many were proclaiming that this would be a PC, PS4 &XbOne title only. At this point people need to stop saying that if this or that game doesn't come it's going to be a big blow. How many people are going out to buy WiiU for the yearly CoD installment? Collectively it sucks when games don't come to the system, but it's up to Nintendo to flood the WiiU with compelling exclusive games to move the hardware! This won't happen with a average CoD port from the 360 version, nothing compelling about that at all.
Great point ck1x. The cod console has been bought plus those players don't like motion controls. Even though the cod experience is closer to pc on the wiiu controller fps don't care. Cod and some joysticks are good enough. It may come out later also. If it does then cool.
Some key franchises of Nintendo sold about 10 million on the Wii. How exactly is it a blow? Eh, I have a PS3 since the get go and never bothered with CoD. And if I really wanted to i'd probably get it for pc. Which I don't.
But that's the thing. The fanbase in general doesn't care about Call of Duty on Wii U. Both CoD games on Wii U are considered solid ports, yet they sold pretty bad. The PS4 and Xbox One versions of Ghosts sold more than the Wii U version, despite having smaller install bases at the time that game was released. Now the PS4 has sold more units worldwide than Wii U (idk about Xbox One), so the gap is going to be even further... so it wouldn't surprise me at all if this new Call of Duty game skips the Wii U.
Considered solid ports? Is that so? Maybe Black Ops 2. Ghost looked worse than Black Ops 2. Both did not get any DLC and by the way, for Ghost they announced before release, that it wont get any, so hmm, why did it not sell good? If people have more than 1 plattform to play a game on and you hear, that one plattform wont get DLC, which one will you buy? Not that hard to decide actually.
"Well time to prepare for all the conspiracy theoies and unfounded assumptions!" Clearly Activision is just being babies because an assumed behind the scenes deal went wrong! ...that's always the out when an EA game doesn't come to WiiU. I wonder what excuse fanboys will come up for this one. Actually fanboys will probably just go with the "we're just too superior to play one of the world's most popular game series" excuse.
just because it's popular doesn't mean it's worth your time SilentNegotiator..
@Silent Negotiator I thought it was pretty clear that EA doesn't particularly favor Wii U. I mean it's all fun and games when EA developers make fun of Wii U on April Fools, but when fans turn around and say EA has something against Wii U, suddenly a conspiracy theory. If CoD doesn't make it to Wii U, it probably means sales for the previous two games were no good. Two separate issues that you're trying to mold together to spite Nintendo fanboys without much proof.
@neon Didn't say that, but nice warping of my words. Just saying that Nintendo fans like to pretend like they're too good for one of the most popular series out there. Up until Ghosts, they generally all rated well and have kept millions of people coming back. @random I'm talking about the "origin" disagreement that Nintendo fanboys treat as fact when it's just a rumor.
3rd party support is almost nonexistent on wiiU
Quote - "Interestingly enough, there is no mention of a Wii U version, which certainly isn't a good sign for Nintendo-only gamers." Blops2 & Ghosts were only announced sometime after the others were also. You sure don't know your gaming current affairs for someone who wants to write gaming related stories... poor show. EDIT. Don't vote me down just because you can't argue with facts, you don't want to be a coward as well as a bad games writer.
That may be true, but sales on the platform for both Ghosts and BLOPS2 were incredibly underwhelming. Based on those facts, there's plenty of reason for Activision to skip out on a Wii U version this time around.
Yeah, plenty of reason, if they want to alienate themselves from any sort of future deals with the company. The fact of the matter, is that they'll never see an INCREASE in sales if they don't keep TRYING to show some faith by continuing the series on the Wii U and making each iteration a better attempt than their previous. The Wii U's install base is already at 7M and growing, so they've got an audience here. They just need to find a way to convince them to buy their game, that's all. If they could make each one on the Wii sell over 1M units, they can make it happen on Wii U, too, with the right efforts.
Maybe because those who own a Wii U know that Call of Duty is not the center of the gaming universe.
Doesn't really surprise me, Black Ops 2 and Ghosts sold very poorly. So Activision may be deciding to cut support of Call of Duty for Nintendo. But Black Ops 2 and Ghosts were only announced for Wii U at a later date, not during the initial reveals. So speculate away N4G..
If there isn't a big enough audience, can you really blame them?
Lol, who disagreed?
Nope, can't say that I do. If there's no market, why lose money on it? I think most people are getting Wii U mostly for Nintendo games anyway.
The Wii got CoD every time and all of them sold poorly, so what is the difference now? And again, no wonder Ghost did not sell that well.
Actually, most of the COD titles on Wii sold over 1 million units worldwide.
Call of Duty sold well on that console, considering that Wii wasn't the best place to play FPS.
But Wii U is a great place? At least not, if we take the opinions of most here on n4g... And considering that there were like 100mil Wii out there, not such a great number...
Notice how no one ever addresses the reasons these things did poorly.
Because even if we bother to give reasons we will get spammed with disagrees. Or hear excuse after excuse as to why it is a shitty port and not worthy of their money unlike nintendo first party titles. That or the said games are beneath the various nintendo fans refined tastes, despite letting w101 one of the more unique games bomb like crazy. Take your pick, nintendo fans refuse to buy 3rd party games or are buying them on other platforms, because the sales for 3rd party games are bad. Just ask ubisoft if they are making zombiu 2, rayman ironically is the exception to the rule. Maybe stop expecting 1st party effort from 3rd party devs, because the mentality i see from alot of nintendo posters is exclusive or gtfo. You guys are definitely succeeding on the second part with devs.
Pretty much everyone has given up on the Wii U except Nintendo at this point. So sad, I love that console.
Yeah, Wii U version not being immediately announced just as BLOPS2 & Ghosts weren't either means we should all jump to the "Pretty much everyone has given up on the Wii U except Nintendo at this point" conclusion as all intelligent people would. Someone should call Ubisoft and remind them to cancel Watch_Dogs, oh yeah, and pull Child of Light off the eShop. So many people on the internet are so hollow inside and so easily influenced; they are barely capable of having a single original or independent thought and just always end up parroting any rubbish they've read other idots posts on forums. Such people usually make really good obedient jar-heads in the army.
I love the Wii U. That doesn't change the fact that, outside indie developers, third party support is pretty underwhelming on that console. So, saying that "Pretty much everyone has given up on the Wii U except Nintendo at this point" is a pretty accurate claim at the moment. Right now, the Wii U depends a 100% on Nintendo to have a chance to turn around. This is why Nintendo is hyping Mario Kart 8 so much, among other things.
So sad indeed. Here's to hoping Nintendo has some incredible first-party stuff in the cooker.
It's like they put Wii U and Vita under a box and say that don't exist.
Nintendo has their top devs on the WiiU at least. Sony half assed it all the way.
There isn't an audience for COD on Wii U
Too true. As such, you can't really blame Activision.
I'd say people don't know the Wii U version exists more than that there's no audience. COD has such a broad audience that it's stupid to say they don't exist on Nintendo platforms.
All the other CoD's appeared for the Wii! Now if Activision is willing to release a CoD for the first Wii, you guys actually think that they won't release this one for the WiiU. C'MON! Think about it, this article is going on pure speculation with no legit reasons behind it.
don't give them clicks
I wonder if there are any users with just a Wii U? To me, Wii U is just a side chick :D
Trust me. There are. I enjoy my Wii U, but as a main console? No way.
Lol that's funny. I got a ps4 and WiiU both are cool but to be honest im buying more WiiU titles than ps4 titles this year. I'm also a broke college kid and can only afford about 13 games this year.
The Wii U is my main console.
Wii U is my main console, PS4 for the odd exclusive.
I think Wii U owners will live.
Wii U owners don't care for COD anyways because the Wii U isn't a COD box like the 360, PS3, and inevitably the PS4 and XONE will be.
Funny it's soon to be a nintendo only box, going by the current consumer apathy towards the wiiu. Right like cod is the only games sony and xbox fans play, nevermind journey or braid or any other games. Look up kameo, viva pinata,lbp, flower but that would require actual effort rather than just being a elitist nintendo fan.
Well when it came to ghost Activision didn't announced the Wii U version til last minute so they might be a possibility
exactly WiiU's problem. WiiU needs these titles otherwise in a couple of years time when cross-gen is a thing of the past, what are the cances that they would make a wiiU multiplat?
They won't the second devs ditch the ps3/360, is the same instance that all major 3rd party support dies for the wiiu. But most of the posters are too busy going lol call of doggy, that garbage game is far below my more sophisticated gaming tastes to acknowledge the real problem. And i hate cod with a passion.
I was hoping that this would be a new gen only title so they would be able to do things that werent possible on last gen well I guess Activation will make more profit if it comes to nearly all platforms, Im dissapointed that it wont be a nextgen only title because it looks like there will be less graphical features:(
I thought this was just staying to Next gen consoles. I hope with the development going on with last gen doesn't bring down that quality of this game. I have not been a COD fan for a long time and I will admit this does look interesting I am just speaking for the development of games in general. As for Wii U I think owners of the console will be just fine.
Everyone will be playing smash or mariokart anyway.
wow, if there was no CoD AW on wiiu, it just gives a strong feeling that the console is dead
I sort of agree. Call of Duty was always present on everything, even on the Wii, despite its disparity in power compared with the PS3 and 360. :/
The WiiU will be the home to top tier Nintendo games and some pretty unique Indie titles and I'm ok with that. What people don't understand is that if Nintendo is willing to tap into all of their franchises from over the years. They have enough to fully sustain a console by themselves easily! Although I would rather see a more robust 3rd party line up, it doesn't seem like that's going to be the case anytime soon. Not wanting this comment to be misconstrued, but any true Nintendo fan knows that we get better games from Nintendo when they are struggling and their backs are against the wall. The N64 and GC years were some of my all time favorites for Nintendo exclusives and I think the WiiU will provide the same.
As a long time Nintendo fan, I perfectly understand your argument, even though I don't quite agree with it completely. I mean, it's true that Nintendo is capable of doing some pretty special stuff even when they're left all alone, but... can I point to you to the NES and SNES, game consoles that had countless timeless classic games that remain excellent even today, decades after release? And said games came from everyone, both from third party developers and Nintendo themselves. I would LOVE to see a new Nintendo console that was just like the NES / SNES in that aspect. They had virtually no weaknesses, they were machines of pure awesomeness. Still love my Wii U, though. :P
I didn't see any logics in the reveal trailer besides the "this is Xbox one footage"
I seriously dont think people bought a Wii U to play CoD. considering the two call of duty games that appeared on the Wii U accounted for less than 1% of their overall sales it shouldn't be too much of a surprise.
This is just getting sad
While I'm not huge on Call of Duty, I'd probably buy Advanced Warfare if it came out on Wii U to have a presumably good FPS game to play on it.
The sad part is the off screen support on top of the 2 player split screen between the TV and the PAD was a really really good feature ... I am a Wii U / PC gamer and the last COD I bought was Blackops 2 ... COD just comes out way too often now .. hopefully this isn't recycled garbage like Ghost was. One could argue that they make so much money off of COD they release it on all platforms to have a presence regardless of how polished the product is. I completely understand why they dont do it and wont be that disappointed because id get it on PC anyways. The Wii U is a great complementary console .. you just dont buy it to solo game purchases..
To realize that the atrocity we call Declassified sold twice as more as Ghosts and BO2 on WiiU COMBINED. I say let Treyarch drop the ports to WiiU and bring it to Vita instead. It would be great because Treyarch handled the BO1 and MW3 ports on the Wii very well.
Who cares! If you have played one cod, you've played them all. Same old crap!
I've notice that some of the 3rd party devs are saying "next gen starts here" or something like that when advertising their games and the platforms listed are ps4,xbox one and PC.I wonder if this is the point where devs are really dropping support for wii u?
Who cares it's call of duty lol
Theyre better off, just another yearly Doodie game.
I'm not going to buy the new COD unless they put it on WiiU. I prefer using the gamepad for COD. No WiiU version, no purchase from 1 person right here. And to be honest I probably won;t even miss it if so.
I thought this was going to be Next-Gen (current gen- whatever you wanna call it now….) Xbone/PS4 exclusive?
Problem with Wii U. It's a far away power wise from XBOXONE, and double that for PS4. Any nextgen game will struggle on the hardware.