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No Watch Dogs for Wii U?

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I’ve been looking forward to Watch Dogs – I know Geoff says it’s overhyped, but I still think it will be a fun game. Considering the whole hacking/use your phone thing, I thought it could be really cool on the Wii U – what an ideal interface for this game. Rumor has circulated that it won’t be coming the Wii U, but what does Nintendo say?

Looking at the official release schedule from Nintendo, Watch Dogs is noticeably absent. Unfortunately, considering that other Ubisoft games are on the list, including Child of Light, this can’t just be a publisher exclusion but rather the specific game.

However, it’s important to read the small(er) print – seriously, that list is written in the smallest point I’ve seen in a while. Here is the fine print in larger writing:

Software titles are based on the information as of January 30, 2014.

[…] This list includes titles that are released in a downloadable format only.

Aha! So I may still be able to play Watch Dogs on the Wii U, where it was rumored to be best. People forget, the Wii U does actually have some decent processing power – it can run games in 1080p no problem. I hope that this simply means that if you want to play Watch Dogs on the Wii U, you will need to go out and buy the disc. Considering the ridiculously slow speeds downloading from the Nintendo network, this is probably a good thing – downloading Watch Dogs would be a nightmare.

I find it funny how everyone is quick to say that the Wii U is dying and no one is supporting it. Ubisoft still has love for the Wii U, as do plenty of other publishers. Sure, Nintendo is looking in new directions for its survival, but I don’t believe this is the end for them. They still have plenty of lives left.

Last Updated: January 31, 2014


  1. Admiral Chief in Vegas

    January 31, 2014 at 14:01

    A friend of mine is selling his WiiU with extra controllers and games (he claims he doesn’t have time these days, but I think his Warcraft 3 addiction kicked in again)


    • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

      January 31, 2014 at 14:06

      I am actually on the verge of doing the same thing with my PS3 and WiiU. I literally never even touch my consoles.

      That said. I use the PS3 for a media server and with the new WiiU games (Nintendo ones I don’t care about the others) are coming out I might just give them some love again.


      • RinceThis2014

        January 31, 2014 at 14:24

        How much for the PS3!?


        • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

          January 31, 2014 at 14:30

          Not selling it yet… just because me and flat mates use it for a media server, but I would want to sell it with all the games and controllers too.

          PS3 Slimline 320GB
          2 controllers
          2 Guitar Hero controllers
          about 25 games.

          I was thinking R5000 or somewhere there, but like I said I’m not really in a rush to sell it.


    • Hammersteyn

      January 31, 2014 at 14:17

      OLX 😛


      • Admiral Chief in Vegas

        January 31, 2014 at 14:40



  2. UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    January 31, 2014 at 14:06

    I honestly don’t care about non-Nintendo games on my WiiU. Super amped for Smash Bros and Mario Kart!


  3. Umar Break Dancing Cyborg

    January 31, 2014 at 14:07

    Ubi needs to make ZomkbiU 2 …..


  4. oVg 60fps > 30fps

    January 31, 2014 at 14:39

    Why are they forcing us to buy a tablet? Single people already have a kick as 1080p widescreen LED.

    Give an SKU for R999 cheaper with just the flipping console.


    • FoxOneZA

      January 31, 2014 at 14:59

      I played ME3 on the Wii U without once using the second screen.

      Being a GEARS fan you just wanna blow up stuff without being distracted 😉


    • Wyzak

      January 31, 2014 at 17:15

      I also thought that would be a good idea at first, but I am glad that Nintendo didn’t do that. Simply because game developers wouldn’t be able to rely on the fact that all Wii-U users have the gamepad then and you’d end up with a divided audience like the with-kinect and without-kinect of the 360, or the with-move and without-move of the PS3.


  5. CogInTheWheel

    January 31, 2014 at 16:16

    That fine print reads that it *includes* DL-only games. Which means that it has *both* physical-only and digital-only titles listed.


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