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Has EA given up on the Wii-U already?

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I like the Wii-U, Geoff and Zoe are also solid fans of the new Nintendo device but by the look of things that’s about all the fans the poor console has at the moment and the latest news that EA is currently not making any games for the Wii-U isn’t helping.

Jeff Brown, company spokesperson for EA Games had the following to say to Kotaku

We have no games in development for the Wii U currently,

It’s a surprising turn of events seeing that 2 years ago at E3 2011 the CEO of EA Games got up on stage at the Nintendo conference and stated

What Nintendo’s new console delivers speaks directly to the players of EA Sports and EA Games. Nintendo’s new console will produce brilliant high-definition graphics and new gameplay opportunities. We look forward to seeing great EA content on this new platform.

And I believed him then, the idea of having a touchpad styled tablet is perfect for games like Madden, FIFA and even Tiger Woods Golf (choosing clubs). It’s one of the few genres where the touchpad would be incredibly useful and as the sports team is one of the largest earners in EA it seemed a no brainer.

But the poor sales and lack of industry acceptance appears to have killed off those chances and I for one am upset that I can’t get a proper FIFA game where I can change tactics on the fly using a graphical tablet interface.

I blame you.. and Nintendo’s pricing and marketing strategy. Actually I totally blame Nintendo’s marketing and pricing strategy. When was the last time you saw a Nintendo advert outside of a sales brochure? Marketing is important people and not letting people know what your product does, especially when it is breaking new boundaries, is commercial suicide.

Last Updated: May 17, 2013



    May 17, 2013 at 07:58

    MS told EA to do this, they are bedfellows these days aren’t they.


  2. umar bastra

    May 17, 2013 at 08:20

    Nintendo Direct today, hoping to see some good titles …. I REALLY want this console to succeed ………


  3. umar bastra

    May 17, 2013 at 08:24

    very sad indeed …..


  4. umar bastra

    May 17, 2013 at 08:24

    very sad indeed …..


  5. umar bastra

    May 17, 2013 at 08:25

    This song was playing while I read this …. no …. please…no SASUKE!!!!


    • Janneman

      May 17, 2013 at 08:45

      That was a clever post!!


  6. Wyzak

    May 17, 2013 at 08:40

    If I had the choose between EA and Nintendo, it’s Nintendo all the way baby.


  7. HvR

    May 17, 2013 at 08:47

    If EA could it would probably fire Nintendo.


  8. HvR

    May 17, 2013 at 08:51

    I find it a bit gimmicky, but then Nintendo’s strong point the last 15 years have never been their hardware but their exclusives.

    Nintendo should pull there fingers out of their U’s I contract in the small dev house that EA and the other big wigs are dropping to develop Nintendo IP. It’s buyers market, give them just enough cash to get by now and make profit sharing deal.


  9. fred

    May 17, 2013 at 08:51

    Should have dropped that tablet controller , should have not called it the Wii , should have waited a year and give it 8 gigs of ram and a kicking GPU , should have given it a blu ray player , should have launched with a new Mario Kart and Zelda ……. but it is all too late now.


  10. Rince an repeat

    May 17, 2013 at 08:55

    I agree with the marketing comment, but I think we also need to think about the mindset of the Japanese. I don’t think they NEED to be exposed to marketing like us Westerners. I think that their company loyalty does the work in that regard. DISCUSS*


  11. Tasty peas mixed with porridge

    May 17, 2013 at 10:15

    As fickle as us humans are, it all comes down to the name. If it was called NINTENDO SMART PAD then they would be in the clear.


  12. TiMsTeR1033

    May 17, 2013 at 11:07

    Rip WiiU just as the gamcube you will meet the same fate…. and such a pitty i never even had the privillage of owning a Gamecube or a wii, instead I played gamecube emulator roms and a few wii games at a friend. Perhaps soon you will see the light and the end of the tunnel and do what sega did and rather make games than consoles. Mario would be loved on xbox 360/ 720 and ps3 and ps4. Rip Wiiu “The console without games” sniff sniff


  13. Kyle

    May 17, 2013 at 20:52

    why do console developers constantly feel the need to make gimmicky stuff? Make a powerhouse that won’t crap out, and I’ll buy it any day.


  14. Deadpool U

    November 7, 2013 at 12:00

    Isn’t clear by this point that EA hasn’t given up on Wii U they’re tying to sabotage it?


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