Nintendo Says The Wii U Has Plenty Of Third-Party Support

One of the perceived weaknesses of the Wii U is that it doesn’t have any third-party support. A survey of GDC attendees suggested as much as only 4.6 percent of respondents claimed to be working on Wii U games. Well, Nintendo wants you to know that it has plenty of third-party content.

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dedicatedtogamers2484d ago

It does? Where is it? Why are games being delayed (Rayman) and cancelled (Aliens) for the system? Why aren't big-name multiplats coming out for it?

News flash Nintendo: "plenty of 3rd party support" doesn't mean enhanced ports of 2-year-old games. If 3rd parties were supporting the WiiU, it would be getting the same multiplats as the PS3 and 360.

fr0sty2484d ago (Edited 2484d ago )

When your customers complain that you are not living up to their expectations, you don't reply by saying "Yes we are!!!", especially when their example only included 2 developers by name and a vague reference to an unknown number of additional developers. If they have all this support, why not detail it?

MikeMyers2484d ago

Where is Crysis 3, Tiger Woods 14, Tomb Raider, Metal Gear: Revengeance, Dead Space 3, Devil May Cry? Those are recent games on other platforms.

Nintendo keeps saying they learned their mistakes, not to have long hauls with no games to play and yet here we are. On top of that they get older titles, add some Gamepad features, and want to charge $60 again.

So if they can't compete right now with the software on the PS3 and Xbox 360 how do they plan on competing on the PS4 and next Xbox?

Seems to me Nintendo has created a history of poor relations with 3rd party publishers and the software sales on average are lower than the competing systems. It looks like it will be exclusive content that people will be looking for the most because right now they are falling behind in support compared to the Xbox 360 and PS3 and once they have new hardware it will fall behind on a technical level too.

BullyMangler2484d ago (Edited 2484d ago )


you see what happens when you dont pay attention

Donnieboi2484d ago

Seriously we hear the same things being said by some of the crazy Ninty militia nutcases here on n4g, that Nintendo is saying. I wonder if Nintendo has them hypnotized into believing up is down, and good is bad. In some crazy world, Nintendo is doing everything right. I don't even respond to them anymore. I leave a statement, and it speaks for itself. Can't remove an idea once inception has taken place.

dedicatedtogamers2484d ago

"In some crazy world, Nintendo is doing everything right"

To be fair, they're doing a dang fine job with the 3DS. But yeah, with the WiiU, not so much.

Donnieboi2484d ago

@Dedicated: Yeah the 3ds is dope!

R00bot2484d ago

To be fair the 3DS started out looking very much like it would fail, in the same situation as the Wii U is now. But Nintendo could still be doing a better job with the Wii U.

gamer422484d ago

for cancelled games did you really have to put aliens? why not something else, because Aliens wasn't exactly "popular" among many gamers (hell, some people already have it as solid nominee for the worst game of the year). I thought it was cancelled because of the controversy, the probable lie that the demo was the wiiu version, in which they probably couldn't keep their word on. Not really a big of a loss.

R00bot2484d ago

I'm glad we were spared from Aliens.

Theyellowflash302484d ago

Injustice Gods Among Us, Resident Evil Revelations HD, Need for Speed U, Batman Arkham Origins, Splinter Cell Black List, Watch Dogs, Assassin's Creed Black Flag are good starts

avengers19782484d ago

Most of those games are on 360 and PS3. Witch is fine, and they seem like great games as well, but what about games that are 720, or PS4 games what happens when developers are utilizing that tech. Wii u versions of battlefield 4, nope, the next cod modern warfare, no...
And really the games you mentioned better do good numbers on wii u, or they will lose even more 3rd party support.
Aliens might be a crap game, but when wii u first was announced and they showed it off on for wii u, Nintendo fans were trying to use it as an example of how wii u was better than PS3/360.

So once again what happens next year and the year after when no PS4/720/PC Game comes to wii u, cause its just not up to par.

Theyellowflash302484d ago

Activision hasn't stated that COD isn't coming the Wii U. And you only mentioned two games.... both of them shooters. If that's your idea of third party support then I'm glad the Wii U isn't getting it. Nintendo's exclusive games like Bayonetta 2 and Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem look much better.

Dj7FairyTail2484d ago

Alien Is a bad game
Us Wii U owners don't need those garbage PS3, 360 and PC games.

GenericNameHere2484d ago

Just like how the amount of third-party exclusives are decreasing and decreasing, I think Nintendo is having less and less of third-party support on their consoles (their handhelds are still the most profitable, so they keep having 3rd-party support there).

stragomccloud2484d ago

You mean big multi plats like Watch Dogs, Splinter Cell, Assassins Creed IV and Batman Arkham Origins?

AngelicIceDiamond2484d ago (Edited 2484d ago )

I get what Nintendo is saying. they're saying they have third party games out right now, but they need to worry about what games they won't be getting in the future.

This is delusion on Nintendo's part.

Theyellowflash302483d ago

So you're saying Nintendo should be worried about games developers haven't even announced yet, but somehow it won't be coming to Wii U?

Who's delusional here? All Nintendo can do is point out what they have and continue to forge relationships to get games like Bayonetta 2 and The Wonderful 101 exclusives.

OmegaSlayer2484d ago

I intercourse an immense number of pornstars.

FinalomegaS2484d ago

off topic? or wrong thread?

Knushwood Butt2484d ago

Yeah, it's not like Nintendo are going to fess up that more and more third parties snub them by the day, and that they have to give away dev kits to try and entice devs to develop for them.

Shnazzyone2484d ago (Edited 2484d ago )

deus ex, splinter cell, watchdogs, lego city undercover, monster hunter 3 u, nfs most wanted u, injustice: gods among us.

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Zodiac2484d ago

The fact that that is actually a possibility takes away the fun from that insult, lol.

madjedi2484d ago

Not when the other dimensions are right on top of us. Some so minute humans will never explore, assuming we can even cross over into another dimension to begin with.

In our reality he is right, nintendo could be the sole console provider in a alternative reality. Still changes jack shit about the wii u's lack of third party support on this earth in this reality, in this dimension.

andreasx2484d ago

Meh, I'll believe that when I see it.

NYC_Gamer2484d ago

It seems like everyday a studio is talking about how they won't be supporting Wii U

Hicken2484d ago

I wish I could believe Nintendo when they say this, but reality seems to tell a completely different story.

Theyellowflash302484d ago

Yet Ubisoft just announced Splinter Cell Blacklist for the Wii U, and Warner Bros announced Batman Origins for the Wii U.... I guess you guys hear what you want.

Deep Silver not supporting the Wii U is no big deal. Dead Island sucked, and Saints Row is garbage.

deafdani2484d ago

Hey, Saints Row is great! D:<

Come, at me brah! *pounds chest*

truechainz2484d ago

Well Nintendo did say they have a Wii U 3rd party direct still to come so it may be true, but also just as likely is that Nintendo considers Ubisoft to be "plenty of third party support".

BosSSyndrome2484d ago

Shit, I forgot about that...

Dj7FairyTail2484d ago

Epic Games never supported Nintendo with a game
EA is butthurt over origin
Deep Silver never supported Nintendo with a game

CaptainN2484d ago

I suggest you pay attention to all the Indy developers then who on a daily basis are annoucing Wii-U games......the Eshop has attracted many game developers lately...maybe the big third parties are ignoring the U, but don't pretend like all developers are. And Let's be honest, big companies like EA who are pulling support, yet being voted worst company of the year are not really in the fans good graces as it is. Ubisoft is giving full support, minus that Rayman screwjob.. so multiplats like Assassins Creed 4, Splinter Cell & Watchdogs are coming from them. Sega has said it has many games in development for the U so losing a game like Aliens is minor.

Square/Enix is bringing an upgraded port of Deus Ex, as well as just releasing Dragon Quest X in Japan last week, And Capcom just recently released Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, as well as annoucing multiplat games like Resident Evil Revelations, Ducktales and Dungeons & Dragons.

So while there aren't tons of exclusive games, it not like there aren't games coming down the pipeline....

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GreenRanger2484d ago

Where they at?!
Are they over here? Are they over there?