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EA says no Wii U games in development

EA has its fingers in the video game segment on just about every device out there from portable consoles to traditional consoles, computers, and even mobile devices. However, there is one particular platform that EA has no interest in accommodating.

That device is the Nintendo Wii U. EA spokesperson Jeff Brown recently told Kotaku that, "We have no games in development for the Wii U currently.”
 
The statement comes as no surprise as the popularity and sales figures of Nintendo's Wii U console has plummeted since its introduction. Nintendo bet big on the Wii U and its touchscreen controller hoping for the same sort of success Nintendo have early on with original Wii.


That success has failed to materialize and things keep getting worse and worse for Nintendo.
 
EA's statement that it has no games in development for the console is a marked contrast to EA's plans of only a few years ago. EA was on stage during the Nintendo Wii U was unveiled in 2011 at E3 promising an "unprecedented partnership" with Nintendo.

EA did deliver on several games early in the Wii U lifecycle, including ports of Mass Effect 3, Need For Speed Most Wanted, Madden, and FIFA. Each of those games have been available on the Xbox 360 and the PS3 for a long time before hitting the Wii U.

EA's decision to not develop games for specific console has resulted in the death of consoles in the past. EA decided not to publish its incredibly popular sports games on the Sega Dreamcast back in 1999 and that move was seen as one of the big signs of Sega's decline as a console maker. The Dreamcast was the last game console produced by Sega. 


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RE: I hope Nintendo does not die!
By Nortel on 5/17/2013 11:27:56 AM , Rating: 0
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I want my 3 month old son to play Mario and Zelda when he grows up.


Seriously? I want my children to read books and live life, not play a particular franchise of video game. Hell will certainly freeze over if there are no longer any crappy Mario and Zelda games produced, your son will be forced to play the 50 different versions that have already been produced.


RE: I hope Nintendo does not die!
By ertomas on 5/17/2013 11:47:24 AM , Rating: 2
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Seriously? I want my children to read books and live life, not play a particular franchise of video game.


You took my words out of context. We're talking Nintendo here, hence my statement.

I played Mario, Zelda, COD, BF, HL, etc etc, and also read a lot of books and played outside with my childhood friends. Learnt to play guitar, drums, became a BSc, MBA, a husband and now a father.

I want my kid(s) to have their own experiences as well. I didn't mean that all I wanted for him was to play video games...


RE: I hope Nintendo does not die!
By The0ne on 5/17/2013 2:10:49 PM , Rating: 2
I had to LMAO at his reply to yours. I hope it wasn't serious. I read tons of books...I mean shopping cart loads of books when I check out. Back then libraries reward kids for reading as many books as they can and that's what I did :P There were no limits to the amount of books you can check out and they know me and trusted me so they allowed me to check out cart full of books :D

Then my other addiction was NES and my Amiga500.


By karimtemple on 5/17/2013 2:25:14 PM , Rating: 2
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Seriously? I want my children to read books and live life, not play a particular franchise of video game.


This seems unironic, which is simultaneously hilarious and sad.


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