DEATHWATCH: EA ditches Wii U

17 May 2013

WiiU Nintendo's Wii U has far from set the world alight. They've been trying to flog them for cheap, and no-one is really taking the bait. To make this beleaguered console look even more doomed, EA have backed away, saying they won't be developing games for it any more.

Nintendo know they're in trouble with the Wii U as it is consistently being outsold by older consoles. One thing they've said, regarding the lack of success, is that there aren't enough titles to buy for it, and EA pulling out isn't going to help.

"Wii U was not able to maintain the initial sales momentum after the beginning of 2013 due to a delay in the development of subsequent software titles," it said. "Operating loss increased primarily due to the sales of 'Nintendo 3DS' and 'Wii U' being weaker than expected,"

EA, meanwhile, are still excited about other consoles. "We have never been better positioned for the launch of new technology, either mobile or console," said EA.

TOPICS:   Games   High Street News

8 comments

  • Mario
    Super mario on my PS4 would be nice
  • LL J.
    Who gives a fuck, other than their shitty sports games, what have they released on the WiiU so far? Medal of Honor: Warfighter? PMSL! All this proves is that WiiU gamers don't like EA's pish.
  • oliverreed
    If EA make statements like this it's a big deal, regardless of what shitty Madden or FIFA clone they offer. Of the current game base how many are EA titles? Who'll be next to withdraw support?
  • LL J.
    @oliverreed Of the current game base only around 5% are EA titles. NFS: Most Wanted U being the only one in any way inspiring. Not a big deal at all.
  • LancerVancer
    Its a big deal because it will make other developers look at dropping the WiiU support as well. Lego City Undercover is the only game my son and i want to play on the console. Even the 3ds market is losing ground to all the tablets and smartphones that can play free games. Nintendo do have fairly deep pockets though. If they get a couple of AAA titles out they might just save themselves. Flex n' chillax wit' da' herb.
  • Screach
    Why the fuck do you sign off your comment with a little slogan "Flex n’ chillax wit’ da’ herb" LOL. Please, stop coming up with such shit and join the back of the line at the job centre.
  • cicobuff
    Of course this is a big deal, along with this information too "EA isn’t the only game publisher that has snubbed the Wii U. 2K Games announced WWE 2K14 will only be released for the PS3 and Xbox 360 this year while no Wii U version of Call of Duty: Ghosts was announced too." The same fate applied to the Gamecube, lacking third party titles means less floor space in stores with a lack of titles. Does not look good to any potential buyer or for that matter encourage store sales of hardware....remember DSG stopped stocking the Gamecube?
  • William S.
    Fuck EA, 2k will go where EA isn't in order to beat EA out. Plus we just got Call of Duty: Ghosts Plus 5 more games from Activision, we also got Sega, Ubisoft, Atlus, Disney, and Warner brothers and Platinum games. Lack of third party support, I don't think so.

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