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Need for Speed Rivals skipping Wii U because of poor sales

Need for Speed Rivals Wii U
EA is readying the Need For Speed Rivals racing game for launch next month, and while the game will be released on PC, current and next-gen consoles, it will not be coming to the Wii U.

That’s because the last Need for Speed game on the Wii U, Most Wanted, sold poorly on the console. Need For Speed Rivals creative director Craig Sullivan said about the lack of a Wii U version:

“We did a load of extra work on the Wii U version [of Need For Speed Most Wanted], and we had a lot of guys working on that stuff. It didn’t really sell that many, in terms of the Wii U market. I would love for it to have, because we put so much effort into that, trust me. I’d love for it to be way bigger than it was, and the same for the Vita.”

He sounds genuinely disappointed with the Wii U sales, after the team put “a lot of effort” in the Wii U version. So it’s of no surprise that EA is not interested in funding another Need for Speed game on the platform. The same goes for the Vita version of Rivals as well.

Sullivan added that the new Need for Speed Rivals only has 200 developers, which are tasked with making both the current and next gen version of the game, saying that “we had to go with where we think the biggest audience will be for the game”.

Via TheSixthAxis

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  • A_7

    I bought my wii U for one reason and one reason only
    “First party titles”.

    • D.M.T

      People like you are one of the reasons why 3rd party games don’t sell on Nintendo systems and one of the reasons why Wii U isn’t getting 3rd party support. I blame gamers like you, Nintendo and 3rd party devs for Wii U’s struggle.

      I’m gonna get some heat for saying this but I don’t care.

      • The Clockwork Being

        No I think like you. I hate seeing stuff like: ”Wow, Splinter Cells Blacklist looks great and I would definitely buy it this holiday season but sorry, gotta get those 1st party game. Maybe next year after Super smash and Mario Kart and after a price drop for the game.”

        Then you get 3rd games like the Wonderful 101 that come along , uses the gamepad well in innovative ways but yet people didn’t even buy that game.

        This holiday season it will be mostly 3rd party games for me. Splinter Cells, AC4, W101, a couple of indies,etc. Only first party titles will be Mario and Zelda

        • D.M.T

          You are someone who gets it! If I could buy most 3rd party games for Wii U I would. When I buy a Nintendo console, I buy it to play all kinds of games, I don’t limit myself to Mario and Zelda games only.

          • Grulnork

            I think you forget that the doesn’t mean he won’t play third party games. He just plays them on another platform. And that is the reality of a lot Nintendo gamers. They already got another platform with (often) more power.

            I, for example, play most games on PC. If there is a third party exclusive on Wii U that I want, I’ll buy it, but not multi platform games, simply because my PC will do a better graphical job. And if i want to play it on the couch I use my HDMI out and grab a wireless controller.

            This is an inevitability, caused by Nintendo by making less powerful and less expensive systems. Sucks for Nintendo only gamers, but it’s how it is at the moment.

          • D.M.T

            I’m not saying he won’t play 3rd party games lol, what I’m saying is that he should play them on Nintendo systems as well or else you have NO RIGHT to complain about lack of 3rd party games on Wii U because you are to blame for the lack of support. Please make sure you understand my comment before you reply because I hate repeating myself.

            And no…it doesn’t suck for Nintendo only gamers because Nintendo only gamers don’t care much about graphics like most gamers today.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I don’t think you’re in position to say whether Nintendo gamers care about graphics. You can only speak for yourself, unless you know every Nintendo gamer in the world. Lol.

      • ElladanCZ

        I dont get it. I would kill these fanboys. They are the reason why no 3rd party games coming to Wii U.

        • D.M.T

          Fanboys want 3rd party publishers to support Wii U but they don’t want to support 3rd party publishers. That makes no sense to me either. I buy Nintendo consoles for all type of games and not just first party games.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            That’s been a problem for a long time though. Fanboys make it difficult and when some good third party games come around they refuse to buy them. While I’d like to buy a Wii U, I don’t want to buy something that may or may not have enough third party games. There has to be some consistency.

          • Grulnork

            Or they play them on other platforms. A big part of the Nintendo gamers got other (often more powerful) systems.

        • Squid

          You guys have no common sense, Nintendo doesn’t get third party because we want it or not, they do what’s best to bring people in. They do however give us something we want too.

        • Link of all time

          why should I buy a game I have no interest in. I bought my Wii U for Zelda and Mario games. I have no interest in anything else, except a hockey game. I have only owned Nintendo systems. you think if I support EA they will make me a NHL game?

          if a 3rd party game peeks my interest then i’ll buy it for Wii U. I think I’ll get sonic lost world.

      • Mario

        What are you talking about? I bought ZombiU and Assassin’s creed 3. Soon, I’ll get Sonic lost world.

        • D.M.T

          I wasn’t talking about you obviously. I was talking about people who only buy Nintendo systems for Nintendo games and then have the nerve to complain that Nintendo systems don’t get 3rd party support.

          • Mario

            Right…

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I agree on most of what you said, but that’s been my problem with the Wii U, lack of third party games really. I know there are some out there that are decent, but a lot of them I can just get for my PS3 or 360. When I had finally gotten my Wii, at least half of them were third party with both Galaxy titles, Mario Kart Wii and Metroid Prime 3 in the mix. While I do want Smash Bros and Mario Kart 8, I’d like to see a better variety of third party games before I decide to buy a Wii U. Until then, I see no reason yet. With Nintendo, I’ve always waited about two years before buying a console.

          • Grulnork

            You are assuming the people complaining about lack of third party games are the same people who do not want to buy them. It is a common mistake on the internet (or irl) to mix up two different groups of people.

      • Nintedward

        I buy third party games on My Wiiu. I’m getting a PS4 at launch, but I will be getting AC4 on Wiiu. Main reason being because of the Off tv play.
        The PS4 version will be 30FPS like the the Wiiu version, so it’s not like it offers any major advantage apart from minor graphical tweeks…

        • Magnus Eriksson

          Me too. At least the good ones. I will pick up a PS3 quite soon (my girlfriend liked the Last of Us, I want to play SFIV and some adventure games I never tried). But when games are equal on PS3 and WiiU I will go for the WiiU version. Until now I basically own 3rd party games on my Wii U, as Tekken Tag, Darksiders II, Assassins Creed 3 and ZombiU.

        • D.M.T

          You are one of the better Nintendo fans. I wouldn’t blame you for Wii U’s struggle.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Hmmm… I guess that goes for me too, since I wrote basically the same…

      • Magnus Eriksson

        Not true, its not this guys fault. Its Nintendos fault who is unable to gather other gamers than the hardcore Nintendo fans. If it wasnt for guys like him, Wii U would have sold even worse.

        Edit: downvoting this because you dislike me or dislikes the truth?

        • D.M.T

          If you wanna put all the blame on Nintendo then go ahead but I won’t do that sorry. Everyone is to blame for Wii U’s struggle, not just Nintendo. I blame Nintendo fanboys, Nintendo and 3rd party publishers for Wii U’s struggle. I have a Wii U and most of my games are 3rd party so I’m one of the few Wii U owners who buys a Wii U FOR ALL KINDS OF GAMES and not just 1st party games

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Yeah, well that goes for me too. Or more excactly, I buy games I think is good, I dont care who made them. On retail most of my games is 3rd p (but of course if you count VC games thats not true). I have maybe 35 Wii games, about 50/50 3rd and 1st party. Most of my WiiU games are from 3rd party too. Its not because of charity, but only to play games I think is fun. But that does not change the fact that most people who buy a Wii U does it for Nintendo games. I did that too, atleast games like Metroid, Zelda, Mario etc. If it wasnt for those people, how much would Nintendo have sold for this gen? 1M? 1.5M? By now it would have been scrapped.

          • D.M.T

            I’m not saying that those people should not buy Nintendo games, I love Nintendo games as much as they do but they need to buy 3rd party games on Wii U as well or else don’t complain when Ubisoft and others stop supporting the Wii U.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            But that would be charity. It would be better if Nintendo could attract some of the typical PlayStationistas or XBoxers to their product. Maybe they should have made it just a bit more powerful? I think its bad for Nintendo to be treated as last gen or current gen and not as something thats on pair with the coming consoles. Released it one year later (that is now) and some stuff like that. But of course, always easy to judge afterwards…

          • D.M.T

            It’s not about power, Wii U doesn’t need to be more powerful to sell. Wii was underpowered and sold a 100 million, GameCube was on par with PS2 and Xbox and sold poorly compared to PS2, 3DS is weak compared to Vita and its destroying the Vita. Power is completely irrelevant.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Wii got the motion feature, and was way cheaper. But we see in the end of this gen what people think then.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I do recall artcles ago that you once said that Gamecube was more powerful than the PS2, but now it’s on par? Correct me if I’m wrong.

          • D.M.T

            GameCube was a little bit more powerful yes, but most people don’t know that GameCube is more powerful so that’s why I said GC was on par with PS2 but actually it wasn’t on par.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I really don’t know if I believe that, though. I think it really depends on the games. For example, Resident Evil 4 on Gamecube looked the best of the 6th gen, but then you have God of War 2 on PS2 and that game looked great in detail. I don’t buy which one is stronger as to me it depended on the game. Either way, everyone has a different opinion on this one.

          • D.M.T

            Hardware is a matter of fact, not opinion. That’s like saying that Wii U being weaker than PS4 is an opinion. No it’s not an opinion and GameCube not being on par with PS2 is not an opinion either. If you wanna know which one was more powerful then do some research. Good night.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I have done research. I’m talking about the games in this case. I could care less who had the most powerful or who believes it to be so. It’s still a subjective topic nonetheless.(But you’re entitled to your beliefs) Being powerful doesn’t mean anything here. However, saying what is more powerful hardware means nothing to me. Weren’t you the one who said don’t believe everything you read? I thought as much.

            I’ve played a lot of games on ps2, xbox and gameucbe. PS2 and gamecube games didn’t look much different in comparison and each game varied in graphics. Some games on gamecube looked like crap and others were great in detail, same went for ps2. You can talk powerful hardware if you wish, but I go by what I see. In the end, Xbox had the most powerful in that gen, so I don’t think neither ps2 and gc matter from that perspective.

            The Gamecube biggest drawback was trying to fit a game on one disk which ended up making games look less stellar when it came to multiplatform games. So despite the so called powerful hardware, it didn’t take advantage since Nintendo went for a poor choice in media.

            Better hardware doesn’t mean games will be more powerful than the other. To think people say I’m very argumentive.You may take this the wrong way, but you come off very defensive or think people can’t call something the way they see it. Yes DMT, I can call it an opinion if I so wish, if you don’t want me to put words in your mouth, then don’t put them into mine. Problem easily solved. That’s as far as I go with you on this subject otherwise it’ll just be another one of those tireless debates with you that just clog up the comments. Good night. :)

          • Grulnork

            Sorry that I spam you with replies, but I got a comment on this again as well. Power doesn’t matter much, I agree. But if you got 2 systems in your house and both offer the same game. You choose the version with the best graphical performance (assuming there are no major gameplay differences).

            I was happy with my Wii, but I got very little third party games. Just because they were either inferior to the PC version or they were not worth buying.

          • D.M.T

            You’re not the only one spamming me with replies but I must admit that i’m getting tired of it. That’s because you care too much about graphics but if I had a PC I would use it to play games not available on Wii U, meaning PC exclusives + multiplats not on Wii U. If the game does come on Wii U and it’s worth buying then i will automatically choose the Wii U version because I love the Gamepad.

          • Grulnork

            You can’t blame people for not buying a system (or a game) they do not want. It’s up to Nintendo to make it worthwhile for everyone, not just die hard Nintendo-fans.

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          Yep. It’s not the responsibility of third parties to get Nintendo out of the quicksand. They need to find better ways to convince their fans to buy third party games. If not, they’ll continue to sink in the long run.

      • A_7

        So let me get this straight ur blaming me for the lack of third party support. Why because i love nintendo games so much? Or is it because im nt intrested in 3rd party games?
        Anyhow i think im entitled to my own opinion.
        Nintendo fan for life :)

        • D.M.T

          I love Nintendo too. I’m blaming you for not buying 3rd party games on Nintendo systems and then complaining when 3rd party publishers dont want to support the Wii U. They won’t support your Wii U because you don’t support them, you don’t buy their games for your Wii U.

          Yes you are entitled to your opinion but you are still to blame. You, Nintendo and 3rd party publishers are to blame. Everyone is to blame.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            So you blame third parties for hating on Nintendo because they’re different and too lazy to try. Third parties made it clear that their games aren’t selling on the Wii U. Now you blame the Nintendo fans for not buying third party games when that was the reason for most third parties not releasing games on Wii U in the first place? Again, why do you think they should if no one hardly buys them in the first place? So to me that just says “Third parties should stop being lazy and port their games to the Wii U even though they will sell poorly with little to no profit.”

            Nice to see you are blaming everyone and Nintendo, but that wasn’t the case before. Now you’re flip flopping. I don’t see why third parties should keep porting games to the Wii U if the trend of 1st party games selling and the third party gets overshadowed keep continuing. We can blame third parties up to a point, but in the end, it’s up to the Wii U owners to buy those games. If those games continue to be low on sales on the Wii U, then I don’t blame them for passing it up.

            As for upcoming third party games, I’ll reserve judgment for those when the time comes.

      • Schultz38

        Amen. 3rd party titles need to be supported if we want the Wii U or ANY console to survive. Heck, look at the Xbox 360. Basically the only reason it survived was because of 3rd party support.

        That’s why my Wii U library consists of 4 3rd parties and only 3 1st party titles.

        Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE my Nintendo 1st party titles. But if that’s all the Wii U had to offer I would be sorely disappointed.

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        One of the rare times I agree with you. That is the major problem. It’s why I never choose to buy a Nintendo console for this reason and wait a couple years. If this mentality changed, then Wii U’s struggles will end. If there were more third party games, then I’d be willing to buy a Wii U.

      • FlashFan207

        I personally would buy games solely on my Wii U, if developers would just make them. Just Dance, Zombie U, Need for Speed, Sonic All Star Racing, Disney Infinity, and I even bought that atrocious Bond game on Wii U. I purchased this system with the intent that it would be the only one I will need for the next few years. If they make ‘em, I’m buying ‘em!

    • Link of all time

      me too

  • jonen

    how sad, Most Wanted was one of the better ports

    • Yousif Alromaithi

      I never bought it but many said it was a great game while playing on Wii U.

    • Nintedward

      But it was 5 months late.

      • Magnus Eriksson

        Thats actually true. But if it wasnt it wouldnt be the best version.

        • Nintedward

          True. But releasing a game late means less sales.
          Period.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            No need to argue on that.

          • Squid

            *CoughCough* Rayman Legends *Cough*

          • Vazaha

            I’m literally proof of this. I would have bought it the day of its initial release, but now there’s several games I want more, plus it’s not summer anymore…

          • harelsen

            agreeed with an extra e. its just a big bloody pile of suit that knows nothing of games.

            if they had some meat in their head, then they would have released their games in may! when people actually have lots of time to actually play games!

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Dropped it too. Actually thought for a long time to buy it, but got tired from Rayman by playing the Rayman APP on a daily basis. So I lost interest.

          • leafsfan73

            Yeah. I had Rayman pre-ordered when I picked up my Wii U at launch. Haven’t bought it yet. There was a huge dry spell of games on the Wii U for Rayman’s original release date. There wasn’t really anything else to play at that time. They would have sold tonne’s of copies then. Now they’ve sold less on Wii U and the PS3 and 360 versions have sold like crap. Ubisoft seems to be making a tonne of poor decisions lately. Sounds like upper management there needs a shake up.

          • Justagamer

            Agreed

        • Merrfn

          yoloswaag

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Its evidently. It takes longer time to develope for Nintendo bacause of the pad feature. Yet another good reason for third parties to drop the Wii U.

          • Moreck

            It’s not so much the pad feature as it is the WiiU’s architecture, which is completely different from 360/ PS3. Games for those two are optimized for very low RAM and a stronger CPU, whereas the WiiU has much more RAM, but a beefier GPU.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Well, yes and no. You are infact very correct about the architecture, it is very different from the older currents. That creates problems for porting right off. But the pad need some extra attention if you will use it for maps etc. Of course its not that problematic to use it for Off-TV play only, but added features besides that cost a bit energy if you want to make it good. That makes it difficult to port games right off. But I agree one hundred percent about what you say about the architecture. Although in the case of NfS its likely that added pad features was what took most time.

          • ufg

            Extra development time shouldn’t be a problem. As a programmer myself, I can say the way the bottom screen maps and things are done by many ports could be created by one or two people in a couple of days. Honestly, the actual funding for porting a game to wiiU would be next to nothing when seen as a percentage the whole budget.

          • kevin

            So wrong. As a programmer you should know there is tons of testing requirement to make it run. Tweaking to make it run at a certai. Fps is the hardest part of any software. 90% of the work is less than 10% of the cost. Its all those tweaks and added features to make it work right that cost.
            .
            I add to make an online traffic map work on a sec/sec/ update for over 6000 intersections and the map was done by someone else and was done in about a month. We had to throw it away and start over because it couldn’t get it to work and we where done, it could handle cities like la and ny size on a sec/sec/ update. There is tons of work to tweak a game and debug and test it after a port.

    • Magnus Eriksson

      Very sad. And the fanboys who blame bad sales on poor ports cannot hide behind that in this case. This was arguable the best version of the game. I repeat myself, but the only one to blame for bad sales and lost support is Nintendo. Wish Nintendo could start with acknowledge this fact, then they could actually do something positive instead of letting their last console die a slow death… Guess a lot of people here will disagree as usual, but I honestly belive this is so.

      • Squid

        Argh me matey, just wait for Nintendo to get WiiU sales up, things will brighten up me lad.

        • StigtriX

          No, it will not. The problem is that Nintendo still clings to an architecture that makes it a hassle to port multiplatform games to. In addition, they have region locked the consoles so it is harder for gamers to get games that are only released in certain parts of the world.

          The games that are selling well on Nintendo’s consoles are almost exclusively first party titles, which only strengthens the worries of gaming companies. It is more complicated than just console sales. Many old Wii consoles collected dust after the novelty of motion controls and the interest for Wii Sports and Nintendo games in general wore off. If Wii had a broader library, it would have sold more and would have had an appeal for a longer time – that may also the case with Wii U.

          Nintendo will survive, yes, but at what cost? If they get less and less third party support, the sales might take a huge hit when a new Nintendo home console is released. One can not simply count the support from the consumers, but take in to consideration the support from developers and companies too.

          • Yoshifan3

            totally agree with you 100 percent. nailed it.

          • readypembroke

            A hassle lolwut? A 360 uses a PowerPC CPU….. A Wii U uses a PowerPC CPU also…. The company that has a architecture that is hard to develop for is Sony. They use the Cell CPU in the PS3. The Cell is like a powerful bull that is hard to tame. and motion controls?????? MS and Sony is STILL going to have them with their new consoles. Motion controls is ALSO is phones, so motion controls aren’t a novelty. Motion controls are great when a developer makes them work correctly.

          • StigtriX

            Wii was too weak, so many games had to be reworked in addition to the PowerPC CPU not being optimal for Wii U as the other nextgeneration consoles have a PC-like architecture.

            In many Wii games, the implementation of motion controls is just plastered on. Even the Nintendo games would be better without it. Mario Kart Wii is a disaster and Zelda does not have tight enough controls. I did not have more fun with motion controls, quite the opposite. Just because motion controls exists several places, it does not make it more than a novelty. Do you honestly prefer motion controls for FPS games, platformers, puzzle games or any other genre? The Wiimote is not precise enough as it is, even the Wiimote +… There is a solid reason why hardcore gamers stay away from touch and motion controls in general: the control is not precise enough and the result is a less fun experience.

      • asdfg

        I won’t deny the fact that the Wii U is struggling and doing bad, but do you really think it will be Nintendo’s last console? That’s wishful thinking.

        • Magnus Eriksson

          Im pretty sure the console business is on its last generation all together. 10 years from now the industry will be very different.

          • Yoshifan3

            , consoles will be here way past our time. im pretty sure there will be more consoles, including a new xbox, playstation, and new nintendo console after the 8th gen.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Gaming will be here, but it wont be console based.

          • harelsen

            ney! the future is very uncertain!

            i predict in the future we are all tiered of miley stripping for us and we start listening to disco again…

            do a little love get down tonight! :D

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Haha, good one :D

          • Gregg

            Not a chance.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            How could you say that? Every qualified analyst, branch expert thinks the console business is about to end. And why shouldnt it? Look at the music or movie industry, do you really think that the gaming industry is more conservative? 10 years from now you wont need a console to play games. You will be able to do so from your TV alone. The tech for this is already here, and will soon be implemented in every home.

            Edit: Btw, im not sure that Nintendo are the ones who will come out as the worst by such a change. I think they could be the ones who profit most from a change like that. First of all, they are steady on the handheld business. They have worked the longest on extra screen tech and they could implement many of those things in a new generation of gaming. Also they use this gen to take advantage about online features, establish themselves in the digi era etc.

          • Gregg

            See you in 10

            Sent from a mobile device.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            My point. Btw, check out my edit.

          • THEMIGHTYDOOVDE

            There’s an old saying, ‘don’t believe everything you read’. You might want to think about that and Nintendo’s history and legacy.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            I do not believe anything I read. But I would rather base my argument on credible sources than wishful thinking and fanboys fantasies. 70% of the people who contribute in this comment section are utterly delusional when it comes to Nintendo. Some are so full of it that they are unable to separate jokes from serious statements, fact from fiction and mistakes reasonable arguments for attacks on their person.

            If those people left the page or changed their behaviour, there would not be what they call “trolls” here either. Im one of the guys who often gets this label just because I like to joke with people, but more because Im not a total fanboy who makes an axiom out of Nintendo is God and derives everything else out of it. I think Nintendo is a good company, but they failed wit this product – and that they are somewhat too ignorant to be able to change it.

          • harelsen

            “life is like a box of chocolate, you never know what you’re going to get”

            Mrs. Gump

          • Arthur Jarret

            Life IS like a box of chocolate, eat too much and you’ll get nauseous, fat, lose your appetite and will get pimples

          • Rinslowe

            So long as there are Nintendo IP’s there will be Nintendo consoles. They tend to go hand in hand with each other as a point of innovation and differentiation.

            And at the very extreme, their next home console could be a truly portable system, with all the components in the controller but with a small wireless HDMI receiver that plugs into the TV while playing at home…
            (All gaming might be digital and cloud based at this point who knows…
            Or it may be feasible to have memory card slots or mass memory in the controller up to 500GB or more?)
            Advances in 6 years time on mobile CPU/GPU technology would be possibly exceeding next gen if the guys at Nvidia are to be believed with their latest line of soon to be released mobile products. The Tegra 5 & 6 chipsets apparently will come in two flavours; 1w and 2w variants, so hows that for energy efficiency?
            (http://wccftech.com/tegra-5-demoed-allegedly-powerful-ps3-tegra-6-could-rival-next-gen/#ixzz2iFfCPeCU)
            Wii U gamepad already has long life batteries on the market in Europe and I can see advances in that area over 6 years as well so totally feasible…
            The gamepad proves a full experience can be acheived with a screen slapped in the middle and holds a lot more potential in future. They could definitely up the anti there as well with a larger screen 1080p & capacitive, tighter real estate for the button configurations etc…

          • val berger

            I don’t agree with the first part, but with the latter. When observing the PS4/XBone, everything is developing in the direction of something completely streamlined which results everything that’s somehow creative to be labeled as ‘Indie-title’
            After console titles have the potential of creating quite huge profit (GTAV f.e.) companies like EA will push some models forward, like combining their glorious idea of throwing out a game of a franchise veery year with telltale’s season-model. I can imagine, that in 10 yrs, you’ll play a season of Battlefield episodes every year … or something like that. But you’ll still need a console to do so and I don’t even think they are gonna abandon he Joypad, even if it’s not the best way to play games. The Layout of a keyboard isn’t the best way to create a keyboard either, but it’s the layout that everyone has accepted. So I wouldn’t expect the next next gen to be too much different, in terms of their technical structure. Although Cloudgaming might be bigger by then.

        • Guest

          kinda bad thinking really… a lot of people depend on their jobs at nintendo to get some food on the table…

          now, is magnus such a cold heartless person? really?

          • Magnus Eriksson

            of course not :D

      • harelsen

        considering how much money and employees they have, i suppose you’re wrong :)

        • Magnus Eriksson

          Does that make WiiU sell better?

          • harelsen

            i suppose they could bribe and do lots of that… maybe pay to get gta 5 on the wii u… that is up to nintendo to decide.

      • Gregg

        Right, it’s NINTENDOS fault, that an EA game, didn’t sell well. that’s odd…

        • Magnus Eriksson

          It is Nintendo who is responsible for giving their console a big enough install base that it will be able to support third parties. Thats not going to happen without proper support. Start with commercials – practically non-existent. Teaching retailers about their new product – didnt happen. Release it with many good games – didnt happen. The last one they even acknowledged prior to launch, as they had experienced the same problems with 3DS. OF COURSE ITS NINTENDOS FAULT! Blaming everyone else wont lead to anything either, but a suicide of Wii U…

          • Christopher Acuna

            Nintendo doesn’t need to teach a retailer how to sell a product. It is up to a retailer to learn about what their selling not Nintendo’s, or any manufacturer for that matter. If you are going to sell electronics that is a business that requires constant product updating.

            The year 1 one game drought was bad that is changing now. As for 3rd party support it’s the devs that don’t want to take the risk required. EA took no risk publishing on the wiiu. They ported games that no one cares about. NFS:MW barely does well on the 360 and PS3, ME3, received some of the worst fan back lash in the history of gaming, and Madden and Fifa are….Madden and Fifa.

            Sure Criterion gave it a good go enhancing the WiiU version of their game, but seriously barely anybody cared about this game. On all sides of the spectrum…not just Nintendo.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Of course you are wrong here, and everyone with experience on sales knows this. Also reality is a proof for that. Check out how the retailers have markeded the product.

          • Christopher Acuna

            Are you serious? Quit assuming everyone is a fool besides you. It is up to me to learn what I am selling, as it is for any sales person. Retailers are going to sell what the major trending products are, they will market those products a hell of a lot better then others. That does not mean that retailer should forget about trying to sell the other non trending products. You are set in your ways and that is fine. But do not go insulting people for not succumbing to your pessimistic thought patterns on the subject of Nintendo being able to survive this coming generation of gaming.

            I tell you right now. In the past year I have had more fun playing the small handful of games on my Nintendo WIiU then I have in the 6 years I have owned my PS3 and 360. My PS3 and 360 game library…all traded in. My WiiU library….intact and growing. Except for ZombiU, my son broke that lol.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            I dont assume anything, Im only saying that you are wrong and clearly dont understand how sales business work. Even doctors get basic teaching about medicines from companies who want them to prescribe their products instead of other. That goes for every single company in the world who wants to sell products. Coca Cola have their own people who put out refrigderators in the stores, and they are inviting people to get teached on their newest products all the time. The same goes for the gaming industry and console market. On E3 and different conventions Nintendo meets with third parties to teach them about the products, to make them understand the advantages of their product. And the same thing is done towards retailers to make them understand whats the differences between this and the last product, the only thing is that Nintendo have been doing a really bad work this time. Many retailers does not even understand what the Wii U is.

            Have you ever heard of the term mystery shopping? That is fake shoppers that are hired from companies to check out how much retailers knows about the products they are selling for that company

            BTW: I dont speak about you, only about what you are saying. I see that it makes you angry, and you feel the need to talk about me. But lets stick to whats relevant. Lets talk about issues and not persons. Ok?

          • val berger

            @magnus: stop fighting blind folks, he’s one of those guys who are confident, that the wiiu will do GREAT during the upcoming months … because Ninetndo said so …. and that Third Party Developers who can’t aford developing for the WiiU are complete losers. Isn’t is great to be among totally grown ups here? =)

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Indeed. I like some of the people on this site, but the fanboyism on here is astounding. They’ll mature up one day. :P

          • val berger

            wouldn’t say on this site, as it’s justalways the case, as soon as you get some fanboys of a specific platform together. I once dared to comment a video about killzone PS4 in a not super-hyped-way and ppl were about to rip me apart =D
            sure, it’s quite frustrating sometimes, as there are just a few users here who are interested in discussing stuff and listen to some different points of view. most of the time, every different opinion is just interpreted as pure HATE. there’s a huge discussion going on here in austria about how bad online boards are working due to those factors and I personally have reached a point where I’d say, I’d pay a fee to get rid of all those users who aren’t into talking things out but ramming their hyped bullshit into everyone’s heads.
            But yeah, after all, this is a Nintendo fansite, so I guess we reap what we sow ;D

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Yeah, agreed there There’s only a small handful of us on here that don’t play favorites. Most on here are too much into their fandom that it’s hilarious. At least there’s some of us who can handle a little criticism. True story, it’s a Nintendo site, which means a ton of biased comments everywhere. Regardless, I stand my ground.

          • Arthur Jarret

            Nah man, you trolls should just discuss wii U on PS4daily instead!

            Seriously though… I blame the 3DS for wii U’s lack of success. If that little box wasn’t failing (in part due to setbacks by nature), then there would’ve been more resources available to make the wii u a success, develop more system selling games in the all-important first quarter and to actively attract developers.

          • Christopher Acuna

            Good Luck to you sir.

          • Revolution5268

            Retails have not market it AT ALL.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            That’s also Nintendo’s fault for not keeping them in check. Nintendo has done little to change the way retailers are marketing it. Plus, not every retailer is marketing it wrong as it’s only selected retailers that are causing the confusion. Doesn’t help to go off on blind speculations.

          • Arthur Jarret

            Uhm… Microsoft gave retailer xbox one training to introduce the device to sales deparments (a guy working at an electronics store talked about it on miiverse)… so apparently the competition does think it’s their job to teach resellers to sell their product.

        • The True Gamer

          Nintendo named the Wii u a terrible name, didn’t market Wii u, built it with weak hardware and a gimmick, so yeah, it’s Nintendo’s fault,

          • Revolution5268

            um the wii u is more powerful than last gen and that counts as weak? whatever you say clown.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            He was obviously talking about in comparison to PS4 and Xbox One. It is certainly weak in hardware compared to those two. Pot calling the kettle black as usual.

          • The True Gamer

            Yes that’s weak. Compared to Xbox one and ps4 its weak

          • Arthur Jarret

            In that case, the 360 addition of xbox would’ve been a terrible name too. The ‘one’ behind xbox of the next generation is a terrible name – but I bet there won’t be any similar confusion as Microsoft gives free Xbox one training days to all their retailers.

      • Christopher Acuna

        Or…this was just not a game that anyone wanted.

        • Magnus Eriksson

          Please, think before you talk. WiiU: 3.5M installbase PS3 75M and XB360: 75M install base. Which one will be able to sell more games? If only 1 out of 100 buy the game, That will be 750.000 games on PS3 and the same amount on XB360 but a lousy 35.000 on Wii U. Of course EA will go for the ones who sold 1.5 instead of the one who only sold a fraction of that. Even if I dislike EA it is tragic that Nintendo lost their support.

      • Chronic Gang

        it was out like months after the original release date and i already had it for my ps3 so why would i buy 2

        • Magnus Eriksson

          No, couldnt see any good reason for that.

      • ItzameyaToad

        Wait so Nintendo needs to acknowledge bad sales from an EA game as there fault? Sorry but the most Nintendo needs to do is admit they put to much faith in third parties and in turn didn’t bring there first party games out or as a major priority. Really if any group needs to admit there faults it’s EA. Bringing a port 5 months later after the other versions, bad mouth a console, flip-flop with support, say the console can’t run a game then say it can only to say it can’t, have people in the company publicly question a Nintendo employees creative ability while said person from EA is the lead designer on EA sports games which are rehashes and the list goes on. So with all of that in mind it is in no way EA’s fault that there games don’t sell well on Wii U and Nintendo should take full blame for lack of support? Hahaha you make me smile with your statement :D

        • Magnus Eriksson

          That is nothing but sophistery. Of course Nintendo isnt to blame if a game sells bad. But they are the ones who is to blame if no game is able to sell other than bad. Wii U has the worst install base in the modern history of gaming. The install base is the roof top of highest possible sales, and the only one who is responsible for lifting the roof top is the company who owns the console. So yes, Nintendo are responsible for the bad sales as they have done nothing to get this console pick up steam. Of course you will deny to see this fact and make your own logic that fits your argument, but this is the truth.

      • Leo

        “their last console”. Shut the fuck up.

    • CMB

      on par wtih pc. too bad ea and nintendo have problems

    • The Clockwork Being

      Laughed when I saw John Kinsley put those in those quotation marks “for a lot of effort“. But honestly 5 months late. No announcement for the Wii U version until later. This partnership is unprecedented alright.

      • Magnus Eriksson

        Very good partnership indeed. Impressive on every level.

    • Josh

      So if devs start doing this, I’m guessing we won’t be getting a Resident Evil 7 on any platform since the game didn’t sell to expectations. As well as another Tomb Raider.

    • wiiucompl

      I want Rave Racer or OutRun for Wii U

  • Mario

    I’m a not surprised.

  • D.M.T

    Let’s be honest here, poor sales is not the only why Need For Speed Rivals is skipping Wii U. I’m pretty sure that if Need For Speed Rivals sells poorly on PS4/XB1, EA will still have an excuse to put their next 2014 NFS game on those consoles because EA isn’t known for ignoring a Sony or Microsoft home console no matter what. The real reason they are skipping the Wii U is because they have beef with Nintendo.

    • Yousif Alromaithi

      i highly doubt it will sell bad on those consoles. I am pretty sure on first week it will nail a hundred thousands copies.

      • D.M.T

        I’m not saying it will sell bad, I’m just giving you an example. 3rd party publishers aren’t known for skipping a Sony home console or a Microsoft console no matter how poor the sales are. Poor sales is just an excuse to skip the Wii U because Activision is still supporting Wii U with COD Ghosts and other games.

        • Yousif Alromaithi

          True and true I agree on that part. Since Third party really love Sony and Microsoft. I don’t know why Nintendo does not have the same love.

          • D.M.T

            Because Nintendo is different and they dont like that.

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            Nintendo was considered different once third party left Nintendo like Square, Tecmo, Konami, Rare, Capcom at some point, SNK and others like at EA some point. Ubisoft and Activision improved during the Wii days which caught me off guard during last generation.

          • readypembroke

            Ubi did have some awesome Wii exclusives!!! Ubi, make Red Steel 3 for Wii U!!!!

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            Awesome.

          • readypembroke

            I loved Red Steel 1 but never played Red Steel 2 yet. It’s on my Gamefly list waiting.

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            Do play it, because it is awesome since it was voted as one of the best shooting games.

          • readypembroke

            I will maybe next year, I have so many games that need completed…… Pokemon, WW HD, and will get the Regular Show game and the Adventure Time game for 3DS.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            That’s only speculation, but you may be right. Different is good, but perhaps they can’t be bothered to develop for it since it seems porting games is an issue with them. I don’t know if lazy is the reason, because to be fair, neither of us are developers and we can only take guesses here.

          • ItzameyaToad

            Because Third party must compete with Nintendo’s first party games. Can assure you that if it was Sony or Microsoft with Nintendo like franchises/success said company would get the same treatment, it’s just the way of the game. Most big third party publishers know that they must meet a certain standard Nintendo fans expect or else there games won’t sell, while Sony and Microsoft fans worship all the shit games third parties have shoved out over the past few years.Basically on Playstation and Xbox people expect more third party while don’t really mind first party while on Nintendo systems fans have a certain standard that most third parties can’t meet thus low sales and them treating Nintendo different.

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            I don’t think third part like Call of Duty is a shit game if that was what you are implying because truly I really like third party games. Yep I agree that Nintendo fans never care for third party that is why those third party are jealous that Nintendo always sits on top as video game seller but the point is Nintendo should stick to the old plan and work on their franchise. Nintendo needs to know that third party never gave a damn to Nintendo on the past.

          • ItzameyaToad

            I think alot of third party games are shit haha not all though but some are terrible or are getting worse. And I think Nintendo fans care about third party games but they don’t define Nintendo consoles like they do on Playstation/Xbox. And I agree Nintendo should stick to doing what made them a success and if 3rd party want to join them then ok if not there loss they shouldn’t chase third parties third parties should come to them, which they will once the Wii U’s install base grows.

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            That I agree on most part about Wii U install base except third party does not suck.

    • person

      exactly what you said, EA would probably have cancelled the Wii U version even if the Wii U had sold 25 million units by now

      • Derk

        Doubtful.
        You think EA hates money and fame?

        • Squid

          They hate Nintendo and Originality.

          • Squid

            And I forgot to mention they hate taxes and donations to other people.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Hate is a strong word. Its also a very little reasonable explanation. I would bet my own money on the fact that the only reason is that its not profitable, not on an alliance between forces of evil and hate.

          • Squid

            I can’t help but giggle at the last part. It sounds like something out of a television show about technicolor ponies.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            still you downvoted it.

          • Squid

            I did? Whoops.

          • Yobrolo

            ofc its about money. Ppl hear are acting like it is a conspiracy theory. Sone ppl will link Ea not porting games too wii u whit 9-11.

        • MichelChartrand

          I don’t think they hate money, but I do think they can be petty.

    • Nintedward

      EA can’t say anything about the sales of their Wiiu games, every one of them was deliberately gimped or late. So much so that it almost seemed as if they were being cheeky towards Nintendo.
      Fifa 13- Missing Ultimate team mode , and certain other small feaures.
      Mass effect 3- came out way way later than original ME3, EA announced Mass effect trilogy for the same price on other platforms.
      NFMSU – 5 months late.
      They haven’t given the Wiiu a fair chance like how say Activision and Ubisoft have.

      • Yousif Alromaithi

        Seems true that’s why Nobody buy those games on Nintendo.

      • StigtriX

        It has more to do with the architecture and features of the Wii U than anything else. It is a hassle to port games to it and it shows. If one wants to succeed on the Wii U, one must take the time needed to make a proper port or make a game from the ground up.

        • Nintedward

          Not necessarily…. AC4 and Ghost are coming out on the same day as other versions, Rayman Legends came out on the same day as other versions.
          Developers should pull their finger out and release the game on the same day on Wiiu if they want it to sell. As Nintendo fans we can’t just sit here and think that all our games should be delayed just so devs can take advantage of the Gamepad a little bit.

        • ItzameyaToad

          It’s the same excuse that third parties pulled last gen with Wii, either it was the power of the Wii or the motion controls. Excuse after excuse but now the only excuses they can pull really is 1 install base and having to build features that incorporate the Wii U’s features which it seems many devs are able to do with ease when porting. Come on lets get real here the excuses are silly and keep getting more and more ridiculous.

          • StigtriX

            More work and a smaller install base = less appealing to make games for. It is that simple. Add that one is expected to add some kind of motion controls, even in games where it is not needed. I really hope Nintendo´s next home console has a PC architecture and user friendly development tools. It would make it easier :)

          • MichelChartrand

            I don’t think the NEED to incorporate the motion controls, some just do. I’m sure nobody will be complaining and skipping the PS4 because they have to incorporate PSVita remote play ability though.
            I also heard that WiiU is one of the easier to port to. I think Publishers and Developers are like investors, they’re just being very bearish, they’d rather jump into a sure profit than take the risk of early investment.

      • readypembroke

        Also ME 3 didn’t have DLC. All the Wii U version had was that day one DLC, extended cut and the 3 MP addons.

    • Magnus Eriksson

      Lets be honest yes and say thats excactly the reason it wont come. EA is interesting in money, nothing else. Nintendo consoles does not bring in money, therefore no support. All else explanation is simply ad hoc.

      • D.M.T

        I’m sorry but not everything is black and white, especially when it comes to Nintendo and its relationship with 3rd party publishers. I like reading video game news just like you but I don’t believe everything I read. In fact, I think that most of the news I read is BS because I don’t trust 3rd party publishers.

        • Magnus Eriksson

          Yeah, there is a history between 3rd parties and Nintendo that actually goes back to the NES era. Back then Nintendo didnt treat the 3rd party devs to good. And by the N64 era they held on to cartridge system to protect from piracy, but more expensive (and difficult to develope for) which made it possible for Sony to grab many devs. Also it was late that generation, and Nintendo didnt believe in many things that was state of the art back then. Of course Nintendo was right in the long perspective, for example movie scenes that was possible on CD but not cartridge. In the long run much of that was considered crap, but back then it was the new thing that pushed the limits. Gaming closed into reality in terms of graphics. Miyamotos answer then around 1995-96, was that Nintendo made games not movies. PS had then hundreds of games, Nintendo just a few. Then it was the mini CD on GCN complicating even further for 3rd parties, and the graphics barrier at Wii generation. This generation its low sales. So the truth is yes, 3rd parties are sceptical to Nintendo and very much because of a long history where Nintendo have been difficult to develope for. One reason for this is that Nintendo wants to set the premises for others, but times have changed.

          • D.M.T

            I’m not going to defend Nintendo’s decision to stick with cartridges. That was a stupid decision and that’s why my parents bought me the PSone because I wanted my games on CD and not cartridges. But you need to understand that Nintendo doesn’t treat 3rd party devs bad, it’s 3rd party devs who don’t want to accept Nintendo for who they are. Nintendo enjoys being different, they don’t want to follow trends and be like everyone else. Look at PS4 and Xbox One, near identical systems, they look like twins. Same with PS3 and 360, twin systems. 3rd party devs have a hard time accepting Nintendo’s decision to be different. 3rd party publishers think that they rule the gaming industry and Nintendo is telling them that they dont rule the industry, not as long as Nintendo is still making consoles.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            I will let you believe that. Of course you are wrong, but I dont see how I could convince you as you clearly have decided on what you want to believe in advance…

          • Christopher Acuna

            Same could be said for you.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            It could be, but it would be wrong to say so. To believe that multinational companies like EA is driven by another force than maximizing profit is utterly ridiculous. Its not hate towards Nintendo, its lack of profit that makes them do these decissions. If you guys need a strong word, then greed is way more suitable than hate or enimity. This is capitalism on its highest level.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I don’t think it’s a matter of developers accepting them, more so that they are fine with it and they choose to move along. I’m not saying all of them are, since some can accept Nintendo but for the most part, third parties have their own vision. I’m fine with Nintendo being who they are, but I won’t buy all their games. Just certain ones. Third parties perhaps can be stubborn, but then again, so is Nintendo. It’s just a situation of both sides not letting up, and it probably won’t change anytime soon.

            I’m not defending neither side here cause I feel both are at fault and blaming one side doesn’t change Wii U’s situation. If Nintendo’s sales increase this holiday, there will be third parties that will develop for the Wii U, just that I think most will move on to the PS4 and Xbox one.

          • Mario

            I agree with opinion. Nobody is perfect.

    • Hulkamania

      exactly…

      there is something going on between Nintendo and EA… and it appears that EA is so full of them selves that they have decided to become assholes to nintendo gamers. Why is there no 3DS version? They released Need for Speed The Run on 3DS and it was actually really good… I’ll tell you why there is no 3DS and Wii U version… EA stands for Egomaniac Assholes.

    • Ducked

      Exactly, if they’re not porting to Wii U and PS Vita because of poor sales, then why isn’t this game coming to the 3DS? The 3DS has outsold both PS3 and 360

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        Do you have sources that backs up your claim?

  • Ben Kapferer

    What a shame that only a few people bought MWU.

    (Not even I did, though, because I couldn’t find a new copy anywhere in stores!)

  • BlockedCall

    Need for speed is one of my favorites….. sad its not coming back to Wii U :(

  • Syntax

    a shame because Criterion did an exellent job porting and optimizing this game for the wii u.

  • Alvaro Castañeda

    Thats a shame. Although EA hasnt been supportive about Wii U, NFS are still my favorite games for races!! Would have love to see it on the Wii U

  • Nintedward

    More damage control from the worlds most Butthurt Publisher, EA…
    NFSMWU was the definitive version of the game, probably even better than PC version with the extra features it had, and that is great!
    But here’s the thing…. the game was released about 5 months late on Wiiu. I believe the Wiiu version wasn’t even announced before PS3,360,PC,Vita had hit the shelves… That means 99% of everyone who really wanted NFSMW would of bought it on one of those platforms.
    I know this for a fact, I know 2 people who bought the PS3 version and so obviously skipped the Wiiu version.
    EA didn’t give the Wiiu version a fair chance to express its self sales wise. The only way they could of done that was to release it at the same time as the other versions.

    • Nicolas Eddowes

      So true, they hurt themselves making things wrong and the best thing they could do is blaming poor sales

  • Petri

    EA’s support was late and/or bad ports, and they blame low sales.
    But I don’t care about any other EA game but Mirror’s Edge 2, which they most probably ruin, and BF Bad Company 3, if that ever gets released.

  • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

    I wasn’t expecting it to come given EA’s current stance on NIntendo. I understand the poor sales excuse to a point but Most Wanted came to the Wii U 5 months later than other consoles and many people say they had a hard time finding a copy of Most Wanted for sale. For a game that sole poorly it seems it was not in stock at many places. Many people ended up picking it up used (like myself) because a new copy could not be found.

    • Yobrolo

      I doubt its only because of this one game. Its more likely that its because no 3rd party game make money on wii u.

      • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

        The specifically mention the poor sales of NFS Most Wanted as the reason though. Third party needs to do their part too by not releasing gimped games and when they promo the game they often leave the Wii U out of their promotional commercials and information. If they want the game to sell they have to CONSISTENTLY give the console equal treatment which has yet to happen.

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      If people want third party games, then they should buy them more often instead of just the Nintendo games. If not, then it’s going to be the same deal each time. How many games that are third party selling right now? It’s not excuses, it’s called being smart on business and not wasting your resources on something that hasn’t made you profit. You can argue about it if you want, but it doesn’t change the reality of the situation.

      • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

        I agree and there are many that do not. Often it is because the third party games are released gimped missing features such as online play, DLC, and even stupid things like local multiplayer. This is something that 3rd parties need to change as well as Nintendo and it’s fans. Ever since I got the Wii U I have not bought a game for my other platforms and have almost half my games for my Wii U as third party with one more coming Friday.

  • Ernie Sanguyo

    it’s coming to PC wow but not wii u. I doubt people buy it on pc. Lots of people just download it lol. Now that’s obviously they dont really want to help wii u.

  • MysticDude97

    But the last one was a port.

  • Jon

    hmm…. a game from EA… probably garbage anyway.

  • pedro rosado

    SCREW YOU NFS!!!!!This guys released a game 5 months later, and it was released when the wiiu launched.Off course it wouldnt sell well, launch games never do. So when XBOXONE and PS4 come out they will have poor sales again because its a launch game, and THEN WHAT??? Are they going to stop making games for those consoles?They will regreat this decision after christmas, when the wiiu will have sold many consoles due to the awesome first party games and everyone is buying PROJECT CARS. So please, i hope EVERYONE buys PROJECT CARS for the wiiu, just to show this idiots they cant just screw us.

    • Shigeru Miyamoto

      homeboy i’ve waiting for PROJECT CARS for WiiU … I’m gonna be all over that when it releases. screw EA i’m so sick of their BS.

  • PatcherStation

    If the Xbox One and PS4 sell 3 million units between them at launch, the Wii U is on 3.5 million units, so that’s higher sales, even if the Wii U has been out there nearly 12 months. Even so, I can’t see Need for Speed selling well on the Wii U anyway. EA games don’t sell well on Nintendo consoles, more so their sports games. After the SNES, EA games died on Nintendo consoles.

  • Nuno

    No harm here, I don’t care for NFS.

  • Googs

    Won’t the better sales on the other platform make up for the ‘loss’ they would make on the Wii U/PSvita versions? Or is there something I’m missing here.

    • starwars360

      It is happened when Wii U and Vita sales isn’t very well for system and game so this why EA stop sells their games on both systems. EA said after Most Wanted on Wii U released back in Spring this year and they will support Wii U if system got high fanbase and better sale so same for Vita.

      Many years NFS games sold very well on other consoles and handhelds and PC.

      Wii U and PS Vita is not and only systems is risk at moment.

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      Porting it to the Wii U is just more money they would have to spend. To them, it wasn’t worth the investment.

  • Igor

    They shouldn’t expect really to sell much being 5 months late.

  • Niknique

    hopefully things turn around when the Wii U finally picks up sales.

    • Truthteller

      “When sales pick up?” Do you have a crystal ball that says they will pick up? If you know something publishers don’t maybe you should let them know!

      • Niknique

        Lol I guess I’m just really optimistic about the Wii U :P

      • Jon

        they are already picking up.

  • Andrew Chambers

    It’s a shame that this isn’t happening since this was the only EA title that wasn’t gimped on the Wii U.

  • starwars360

    Love my Xbox 360, Wii U and PS3. Soon Xbox One and PS4 releases and they will join others with me for great spent time on them for games.

    I don’t care about this Franchise. Forza, Mario Kart and Burnout series is way better racing games over NFS!!!! :)

    I do look forward some EA games in future titles like reboot Mirror’s Edge, Star Wars Battlefront 3 and Mass Effect 4. :)

  • Joey

    Oh well, i wish it was on the Wii U, I will have to get it for my PS3 instead, i really liked NFS Most Wanted on the Wii U.

  • bizzy gie

    People who truly wanted this game, played it 5 months ago before it came to Wii U. Of course it didn’t sell well.

    • Yobrolo

      No 3rd party game sell good on the wii u. Its sad too see ppl her making excuses every time a 3rd party game sells bad.

      • bizzy gie

        Because these ports are jokes. Every, single one of them. We’re not idiots.

        Releasing old gimped games for double the price of the better versions. *cough*Sniper Elite*cough*

        • Yobrolo

          w101 was gimped too ?

          • bizzy gie

            W101 wasn’t a port.

          • Yobrolo

            Even more reason to why it should have sold good, if third party games can do that on wii U

  • ZeldaFanzzzz

    you know what, screw EA!!!! There are far better 3rd party games coming out for the Wii U.

    • oontz

      Like…?

  • wober2

    I bought most wanted cheaply for the wiiu and am really enjoying certain parts of the game. I kind of dont understand why it is open world but atleast i can fast travel. Usually the only racing game i like is mario kart…

  • Lusunup

    Good :) my day just got better

  • Daniel Gonzalez

    I can understand that the Wii U of Mosted Wanted sold poorly, but I will be fair and say that they were late on porting it. I think the Wii U deserves another shot, but that’s not my call. I don’t play racing games to begin with, so I guess I don’t see this as a loss no matter which platform. I’m not too fond of EA.

    • JB

      Right. I think Wii U is in a good enough position install base wise now than they were earlier this year to warrant a release of Rivals. I personally enjoy racers, but I had purchased Most Wanted on the 360 when it launched last October, so I felt no need to double dip. Though it is only $16 on Amazon last I checked so I may pull the trigger now.

  • harelsen

    if nobody is willing to bet on the wii u it’s sure to fail! it’s silly how companies like EA say stuff like this! the gaming community knows there is nada suport for it. just because companies can’t come forth and say they suport the wii u,

    and how bloody expensive can it be to release a game for a platform?

    • Truthteller

      More expensive than not recouping you development costs.

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      It costs money to port games too. Nothing comes cheap in gaming.

    • oontz

      More expensive for wiiu cause its not just a simple port. How pissed would you be if a wiiu game didn’t support the gamepad? while playing the gamepad didn’t display or do anything? When a developer ports a title they need to put extra resources into the wiiu version because it’s different. On top of that most nintendo fanboys only buy nintendo games… it’s a double edged sword.

  • Green

    Nintendo lost EA and Tecmo Koei for third party support, so it’s looking really bad D:. Tecmo Koei makes some of my favorite games ;_;. I really want to support the Wii U, but they’re losing third parties left and right. I know Ea is a crap company, but I hope once the sales of the U pick back up Tecmo, and the other third parties will come back.

    • Truthteller

      The problem is, people still think that sales will somehow pick up. It is over for the Wii U. Nintendo may have to deal with handhelds and make software for other home consoles.

      • Jon

        Sales have already started to pick up.

      • Leo

        There is no truth on what you tell.

      • TheRealTruthTeller

        funny that you say that, i mean gee, its not like the Xbone or the Playwithyourselfstation 4 are going to do any better

        Retards will buy those consoles Day One, and the OS will be shit, no real games on release, it will be the wii u story but on Sony/Microsoft consoles

        • oontz

          “Playwithyourselfstation 4″

          Wow you’re sooooo clever. Did you think of that all by yourself?

          “Retards will buy those consoles Day One, and the OS will be shit, no real games on release, it will be the wii u story but on Sony/Microsoft consoles”

          Soooo Nintendo fans that bought the wiiu on day one were retards? You’re an idiot.

          • TheRealTruthTeller

            looks like im doing a better job at being the truthteller itself, and thats just sad

          • oontz

            So you think Nintendo fans are retards?

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          “Retards will buy those consoles Day One, and the OS will be shit, no
          real games on release, it will be the wii u story but on Sony/Microsoft
          console”

          If you’re going to put up an argument, try adding something that doesn’t contraidct everything you just said there.

  • OoZic

    I didn’t buy the game because of all Origin Network drama started bij…… EA

  • Ducked

    EA will be begging to port for Wii U next year

    • William Short

      Something can to me and told me the same exact thing. They will trust me

      • Truthteller

        How can we trust YOU? Who are you – Professor X?

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      Not if the Wii U is still struggling with third party sales.

      • Ducked

        I’m pretty sure the Wii U will outsell the PS4 and XB1. The Wii U is much cheaper, and has more software out.

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          I don’t think that’ll matter much in the first year. Lol. If Wii U continues to struggle with third party, Xbox One and PS4 will outsell it in the long run which wouldn’t take long due to Nintendo only selling 3.66 Wii U’s. It’s not the doom and gloom story here, it’s reality. Being cheaper doesn’t always give you a better advantage. If that were true, then Gamecube would have outsold PS2 two gens ago. Wii was a rare event.

          • Ducked

            Video game consoles are much higher then they were back in the 6th generation. The Wii had horrible 3rd party support, and it outsold both PS3 and X360. So if that were true, then Wii would have sold a lot less then those two consoles. The Wii U already has more 3rd party titles then the Wii had, the Wii U has no GTA, or Battlefield. But COD Ghosts, Assassins Creed, Batman, etc, is enough for it’s first year. If those 3rd party titles do well on Wii U, then more 3rd parties will be interested. Lets be serious, we thought the N64 and GameCube would pull Nintendo underneath water. But did it? Even if the Wii U fails in sales, Nintendo is still staying.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            While Wii U outsold PS3 and 360 hardware wise, it didn’t in software sales, however. If those third parties fail to sell, then no they won’t be.

            Also, when did I say Nintendo is leaving? Lol. I think you misread what I said. They may stick to the Wii U, but if third party sales don’t pick up this holiday, expect those third parties to walk away.

          • Ducked

            Wii U outselling 360 and PS3, whoa when did I say that? I thought we were talking about next gen.

            I’m just saying, even “if” Wii U failed, Nintendo still would be right back to succeed in the 9th. You’re saying Wii U is going to fall behind two consoles that haven’t even been released yet. “Lol”

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I meant Wii, I should’ve noticed that before hand. Sorry for the confusion. :P

          • Ducked

            Well dumb me said next gen instead of current gen lol

  • William Short

    If it was burnout i would buy but its not since burnout was way better

  • companyoflosers

    ya cuz we all know EA has been 100 percent honest when it comes to excuses for why they arent making games for wii u. they apparently havnt been paying attention to the increased sales lately either otherwise they would realize its not really as good of an excuse as it used to be.

  • Hulkamania

    i bought Most Wanted and to be honest, i dont like it at all because its a shitty open world racer. I loved Need for Speed The Run, but not most wanted… eh… EA is just being pricks towards Nintendo and thats nothing new… they did the same thing to SEGA. Sometimes I think developers are full of them selves and they probably think they can control whether a console fails or not.

    • Joey

      Everyone is different , as i love NFS Most Wanted i enjoyed every bit of it. It was a fun game.

      • oontz

        How dare you speak about enjoying a non-nintendo game on this site. HOW DARE YOU!!

        • Joey

          LOL ok then i will buy it on my PS3 then, i will enjoy it on that system. Wii U is not for just playing Nintendo games only on it.

          • oontz

            I was being sarcastic… that’s how many people on this site think and it’s annoying :)

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Too true. That and they talk smack about a game that isn’t coming to the Wii U when they were excited about the possibility. I love the logic.

  • Razo_E

    I actually liked the game. Very fun. Oh well.

  • Gregg

    A new system, a game that is half a year late, has big competition with current and soon to be released WiiU titles…. is a RACING GAME…. *Facepalm*. Who cares anyway.

    • Truthteller

      Isn’t Mario Kart a racing game?

      • Deadpool U

        That’s different unlike NFS MK is innovative joyful and fun.

      • Gregg

        No, MK, is a Kart Racing game, and, the best one to ever exist, and, features the mist successful gaming character of all time. Everything else, is just a “Racing Game”. :)
        Sent from a mobile device.

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          Best is always subjective.

      • TheRealTruthTeller

        it IS better than Need for speed tho, and it will sell, so no need of other shitty racing games

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      The last game sold poorly. Granted it was a late port, but had poor sales nonetheless. I don’t see it as much of a loss as I don’t care for EA.

  • Gregg

    “Trust me” LMAO!! EA…. “Trust Me”

  • discuss

    EA is poison to the gaming industry.

  • Stephen Davis

    It never ends…round and around and around we go…

  • iamserious

    Going by total sales on each platform, Xbox 360 had a less than 2% attach rate and PS3 had about a 2.5% attach rate. The Wii U had a 1% attach rate which isn’t very far off from the other two consoles. Heck PC only sold 80,000 to Wii U’s 50,000 copies which is just as bad if not worse but PC will get support. I just don’t understand how these companies can expect to sale millions of copies of their games on Wii U when they continue to drop support for it because of the low user base which is caused by the low support it receives from third party devs.

    • Magnus Eriksson

      1% of WiiU aint 50000, its more like 36000. And thats a number that practically have been so from summer until today.

      • Guest

        Dude you always miss the point. And by your logic you are admitting that the Wii U sold more than 1% of its install base of the NFSU game right (it sold about 50,000 copies worldwide)?

      • iamserious

        Dude you always miss the point. And by your logic you are admitting that the Wii U sold more than 1% of its install base of the NFSU game right (it sold about 50,000 copies worldwide)?

  • Michael Hancock

    In other news, Super Mario 3D World & Project X are still coming to Wii U! Life is good!

    • oontz

      ummmm, that’s 2 games.

      • Michael Hancock

        I know, right?! And on the same console too! Two NINTENDO EXCLUSIVE masterpieces coming out within a year of each other?! I am sure Project X is a guaranteed 200+ hours of mind melting gameplay. Have you played Xenoblade?! Is it possible to make a better game than this? The thought ties your brain in knots.

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          That’s if those games sell, though.

        • oontz

          Are you seriously excited for just 2 games? It doesn’t matter how amazing those games are… 2 great games in 12 months is horrible. I usually play and beat on average 2 games a month, let alone an entire year. Sorry but that is nothing to be excited about. Xenoblade… meh. If you like JRPGs then maybe, but If you don’t then the game is shit.

          • Michael Hancock

            The fact that you think Xenoblade is shit means we are fundamentally different people. Well, at least we are talking.

      • NkoSekirei

        theres more games coming down the pipeline so everything will be fine

        • oontz

          Like…? The OP is excited for JUST 2 games in a year. I hardly find that anything to be excited about.

  • Kenshin0011

    Damn, I bought it off Amazon and I really enjoy it.

  • Nathan DeFalco

    Makes no difference to me. EA was on my black list anyway. Even when I eventually get a ps4, I won’t buy any of their games new nor will I buy any dlc from them. So, they actually think sales by a game that came out 5 months later and included no dlc is a good indicator of what will sell? Idiots.

  • JB

    No surprise there. EA has clearly showed disinterest in developing for the Wii U anyways. Not to mention that everybody that got the game already bought it on other platforms 6 months earlier. That’s not to say Rivals would fare better with a simultaneous release on the Wii U, but it wouldn’t have hurt it either.

  • Andy Samson

    It’s an excellent port but what do these idiots expect to gain selling an old game that most people already had. EA’s just looking for an excuse not to support the Wii U.

  • supo hakate

    I bought the game. It is a good port,but it freezes really often. Also, since I played the original most wanted, the lack of DLC was a let-down. I would have loved to drive aroung in the original BMW M3 GTR.

  • MetroidZero

    Project Cars is still to be looked forward to.

  • Andrew Gonzalez

    I actually bought that one and enjoyed.

  • Nathan Eyre

    Hey WiiUDaily, if you could stop posting news about games that no one gives a shit about not coming to the Wii U, that would be much appreciated. Just like with this game, I’m not mortified when a game about fucking golf is not going to be on Wii U. I realize that posts do need to be made on a regular basis, but please make them seem less inconsequential. Thank you.

    • oontz

      Thanks for speaking on behalf of all wiiu owners… fucking loser. Maybe some of us do give a shit about these games.

      • Nathan Eyre

        You know, I never thought of it that way before! I’m so sorry. You have a good day, sir.

    • Yobrolo

      Just dont read it then, and I guess you have not because its a driving game not about golf.

      • Nathan Eyre

        I was referring to a post made earlier this year about a tiger woods game not coming to Wii U. If you actually looked at my sentence structure you would know that is how I phrased it. Let me lay it down for you. The “just like with this game” part of the sentence is about the Need for Speed game. I don’t like to start debates online, but I need to make sure you know that I KNOW this game isn’t about golf.

  • Cube

    I would have purchased this game for Wii U, the first one released for Wii U was released so late that everyone already had it for PC or another system.

  • Wesily

    why spend money on a shitty port when most wiiu owner already have a 360/PS3/PC

  • Cyberus

    This is the console with Mario Kart, right? Go ahead to greener pastures, Need for Speed, we’re fine

    • oontz

      So you’re happy with not having options?

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      This is why Wii U is failing third party wise. If that doesn’t change soon, it’ll end up being another gamecube.

      • Skelterz

        yeah but the gamecube was awesome i don’t care for need for shitty speed its a weak game game where you can crash a million times and still win races when i got my wii u i thought mario zelda zelda not need for speed and people who buy nintendo consoles for nintendo games only won’t be the reason the wii u dosen’t get 3rd party support that’s there job we will be the reason the gaming industry dosen’t turn into a souless cash motivated arms race the only reason gaming is still good is cause of nintendo once there gone its gunna be grey maps mp5’s and dude bro goal-scoring, you can count me out

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          Wii U won’t survive on 1st parties alone. Lol. If that was true, then the Wii U would have been selling like hotcakes and games like Pikmin 3, NSMBU would be selling at least double of what they’re sales numbers are at. I don’t think 3.66 million Wii U’s is helping it survive. Most games aren’t even hitting 500k and only two are over a million. That’s pretty horrible. That’s the problem with most of your type, you have the idea that Nintendo games are the only games out there. That’s quite sad. You miss out on a lot of good third party games. Not to mention you hurt what Nintendo is trying to accomplish with third party developers. :)

          As for PS4 and Xbox One, I think you should reserve judgment for that when they release instead of making baseless comments like that. Just some advice. Either way, your opinion on Nintendo’s rivals is subjective. It’s a shame what the new generation of Nintendo fans have become. :P

          • Skelterz

            Utter rubbish i have a lot of consoles and a lot of games so think again columbo and i like all sorts of games from RPG’s to FPS so you got shot down again your just a baldy little wanker who can’t afford a wii u and talks alot of shit, you think you know more than you do and you state things as if they are fact im not like a ”nintendo fan” per say i like games but to be honest i prefer sex and socialising… Something you may not experience ever but its quite good baldy your very uptight about your opinions have a spliff and a wank and you should be alright.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            The fact that you even name called means you’re offended that I don’t appreciate your consoles poor third party pickings. Ahh….the silly fanboys of this site make it so easy to expose them. Especially when they are upset that third parties aren’t interested in the Wii U. You’re not fooling anyone dude. The fact that you change the subject to things that have nothing to do with video games tells me you can’t take criticism. Admittance is first step to recovery. :P

            Also, as I said before, unless your type starts to buy quality third party games, then your console is just going to be another gamecube, or probably worse if sales don’t pick up, and no, WWHD isn’t the start. It takes more than just one game to do that.

            It’s okay, you can continue your typical “rubbish” behavior. ;P

          • NkoSekirei

            ur forgetting something nintendo has second party devs too just letting u know.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I didn’t forget, just didn’t bring it up. Second party developers are just third parties that have a partnership with a first party. Like Platinum Games for example. I don’t think those third parties alone are going to get it going my friend. We’ve already seen what happened to W101 in sales. Thing is dude, you can’t just blame third parties alone for anything that’s happened, Nintendo is also to blame since this is their console after all. If third parties were in charge of the Wii U, then you would make a good point.

        • oontz

          “people who buy nintendo consoles for nintendo games only won’t be the reason the wii u dosen’t get 3rd party support”

          Ha, ha, ha… Mind = Blown!! Yes that’s exactly the reason. Wow sometimes some of the Ninty boys write some pretty funny shit.

          • Skelterz

            read it properly you idiot why is it our problem that the wii u don’t get support i don’t even care i buy it for the exclusives anyway its nintendos fault not the consumer rayman legends sold worse on 360 and ps3 than it did the wii u who’s fault is that? everyone’s?? lol no no it isnt if ppl don’t want it they won’t buy it you can’t blame console owners for no support its lunacy.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Simple. Because your type doesn’t buy Nothing but Nintendo. It’s not a third parties problem that games don’t sell. Why would they waste their money on a port for gamers like yourself? Most Nintendo fans will only purchase 1st party games, that makes you the biggest problem with why Nintendo consoles have smaller third party selections. W101 is a perfect example.

            He did read it and so did I. What you said made no sense. Which is why he found it funny. You’re quite a touchy one.

          • Skelterz

            Baldy no bird no sex no love, don’t spend to much time on here you need to get back to your bell tower quazymodo.

          • oontz

            I’d love to read your post (or rebuttal) again properly, but your lack of proper grammar use or punctuation makes it very difficult.

            In the end to further my point it’s simple business. If a products demographic doesn’t support 3rd party releases, then 3rd party releases will fail in that demographic. It’s not rocket science.

          • Skelterz

            You insult my grammer then you say its ”nc” rocket science…wwhat’s the rush you and baldy are gurning.

          • oontz

            Do you lack basic reading skills along with your grammar? Also sorry but I DID insult your grammar… it was worthy of being insulted. Maybe next time slow down and form some complete sentences instead of just running wild and mashing keys on your keyboard.

          • Skelterz

            you gay me straight you woman me man you poo me smell nice

          • oontz

            Cool story bro.

          • NkoSekirei

            ur becoming more of a retarded troll seriously stfu dude

          • oontz

            You obviously have no clue of what a troll is. I love nintendo but hate fanboys, and yes nintendo fanboys are the worst.

  • TehPostman

    I don’t feel a loss here, i haven’t enjoyed a Need For Speed game since Carbon, EA just doesn’t have anything that is must have, maybe that is the real reason why they don’t get sales on the Wii U.

    • BIG Franky

      actually…sadly…. EA has Star Wars Battlefront coming out next year which will be a GIANT loss and monumental failure for Nintendo if it does not get released for Wii U…. and that sir, is a game almost everyone will want.

      • TehPostman

        1 good TITLE does not redeem the company, we don’t know much about it right now, i mean i am sure it will be good but don’t get too hyped, this is EA…as far as that goes it wont personally effect me since i will get it for PC no matter what the case is, that’s what i played the others on, but i can see where you are coming from on this, but i still don’t see it as anything to cry about.

      • NkoSekirei

        u gotta realize disney likes nintendo so a potential star wars game for the wii u is possible and Ea cant pull any crap on nintendo or disney can just pull the plug

  • TheRealTruthTeller

    Its not like we wanted another shitty game from EA, never liked teh Need For Speed.

    there is Something we dont need, We dont NEED EA and the ways they treat their costumers

    • oontz

      Glad to know you’re the voice of 3 million + wiiu owners. Who are you to say what those millions of people want or don’t want?!? Fucking wanker.

      • TheRealTruthTeller

        looks like your downvotes proceed you….

  • Elitepwnsface

    Same news different game. So sad, but its EA.

  • Is_Mort

    They should of released the previous game in 1080p.

  • darkcreap

    Too bad :( . Nevertheless, on the positive side, this shows that it is not something personal with Nintendo, it is just that they think it will not sell. The prove there is that the Vita is not getting a version either.

    I hope this really changes as Wii U starts selling better in long term trend.

  • Justagamer

    No loss for us…Most Hate EA

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      You can hate them, but Wii U can use the third party.

      • Nathan DeFalco

        If they released a non-watered down version on the wiiu and did it on time, nobody would hate them. Well, at least for the reasons stated here.

        • BIG Franky

          Most Wanted was anything but watered down. look, i think EA is garbage as much as anyone else…. but lets at least be real here. Most Wanted U was spectacular. full disclosure, i hate giving EA credit for anything.

          • Nathan DeFalco

            I own Most Wanted. It is a good game. Criterion deserves 100% of the credit, so dont worry about EA getting any because they didnt program the game.

            However, you ignored my second qualifier: on time. Heck if they would have jusy released it by the end of the year, they would have doubled their sales at the very least. Early adopters like me would have waited to get it on wiiu if we knew we could get it right away. Instead, when it came out most wii u owners lost interest or most likely bought it on another system. I even lost interest and waited for a price drop before I bought it and I freakin love NFS.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            You should blame the extra attention to the Wii U Gamepad as the reason it took longer to port. I can certainly see that as a good reason it was late. Even so, it doesn’t help Nintendo’s poor third party sales. Making excuses isn’t going to help the Wii U.

          • Nathan DeFalco

            So you are actually arguing that it took 5 months to add those features to the gamepad? Then how do you explain black ops and AC 3 releasing on time with comparable gamepad features. Plus they did no clarify if or when it was comong out. People lost patience and went another way. Not nintendos fault they walked.

            And my comment toward the game being watered was clarified in my reply to franky. It was the best version but it wasnt released on time with the other versions. This wouldnt be a problem except they stated that poor sales was the reason they arent releasing rivals on wii u. Again that was THEIR fault.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            “Making excuses isn’t going to help the Wii U.”

            While I agree that it was a late port, however blaming the other is pointless. Nintendo is responsible for their console, not EA.

          • Nathan DeFalco

            Was it Nintendo’s fault that watchdogs was delayed? See now you’re not making sense. EA delayed MW because they didnt care to give Criterion the resources they needed to finish it on time and it cost them sales.

            Assassin’s creed 3: 180 k units sold
            Black Ops 2: 200k

            Most wanted: 50k

            Yeah delaying it didnt effect sales. lol!

            Keep believing your own negativity, Daniel.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            180k isn’t much compared to what was made on PS3 and 360 of AC. 200k on the Wii U is small compared to what other platforms made. Sorry, you prove my point on low sales. Lol.

            Besides, if Nintendo fans don’t buy third parties due to delays, then they are hurting the Wii U on their own which means less third party support. How many times has Nintendo’s 1st party been delayed but still had good sales? Often, right? I thought so. GTA V got delayed all the way to September and even that had huge sales. So yes, It does make sense. So blaming third parties for Nintendo’s struggle is beyond funny. This is the exact reason why sales are down, people put the blame too much on third parties. Fans are just as much to blame, if not more for Nintendo games selling more than third party games.

            I will keep believing because it’s an obvious truth that you can’t face. I’m sorry that you can’t handle that. Keep believing your own delusions, Nathan. :P

          • Nathan DeFalco

            Daniel, Ive been reading your comments for weeks now and you’re criticism is right about half the time. Nintendo should be advertising the hell out of the wii u since October of last year and they haven’t. THAT is most of the reason for the low sales and that has had a ripple effect. So I agree with you there.

            But here, you are wrong. You are talking about delays of first party exclusives or multiplats that were delayed on all systems but name me ONE game, just one, where one console version (not pc), where delaying one of them and not the others was anything other than a bad thing.

            EA, unlike Ubisoft or Activision, has had it out for Nintendo. They have yet to give us a game, not watered down OR on time OR something that wasn’t some old ass port. They have no excuse. Do like Ubi and Acti did and show some faith you’ll be moving 100k+ units- which is GREAT for a launch title. Youre comparisons to console versions with 75m user base is completely unfair. It is more constructive to compare the. To similarly marketed launch titles on the same system.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            You may think that I’m half right, and you’re entitled to your opinion, just as I am entitled to my own. You really think EA has it out for Nintendo? Oh please. Lol. Do you really think EA is going to screw over Nintendo if it was on top right now? I doubt that. Reason why they are “screwing” Nintendo as you claim, is because third party isn’t selling at all. Hell, even Nintendo’s own 1st party right now isn’t doing any better.

            It comes down to profits. If EA and other third parties don’t see profits, then why would they continue to bring games to the Wii U? It’s quite logical.

            My comparisons are unfair? Well, same can be said when people try to compare Wii U to PS4 and Xbox One when those systems haven’t even been released to the market, yet hoping that they’ll struggle just as much. If you really want fair, then gamers should play it from all sides instead of making Nintendo look like an angel in all this. :P

            Yes, poor sales have come from the confusion with marketing the Wii U, but I doubt all retail stores are doing that. I don’t believe too much what I read in news. Third parties will come back when they see a growth in sales and that’s up to Nintendo now. At this point, Nintendo needs to address their advertising which is almost non-existent. I know they love to save money, but this is where they show how cheap they are.

          • Nathan DeFalco

            Im not one of those people who try to predict the sales of non existent consoles. So, including them in this conversation doesnt apply to me. I agree nintendo is being super cheap w their marketing. But, I really want to know if you can think of a console game that was delayed on one console but not on the others and if it effected sales because I cant think of one.

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          Most Wanted on Wii U was the best version. That made no sense.

      • NkoSekirei

        thats if the 3rd party devs get off their lazy @$$es and develop some games for wii u if their not gonna take the risks then screw them we still got first and second party games and at least ubisoft and a few other devs from 3rd party that do support the wii u

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          Third parties don’t support the Wii U because Nintendo fans buy 1st party more than third. Why would third parties waste their money on something that isn’t generating sales? Lol. They will go where the profits are, and the Wii U isn’t giving them any. Most of Nintendo’s library of games didn’t even sell 500k. That isn’t anything to brag about. Even 1st party is down due to the fact no one is buying a Wii U.

          If you want to blame only third parties, you can, but to say Nintendo has no fault in this means you’re being biased.

          • NkoSekirei

            yea but these 3rd party devs gotta realize that games sales consoles not the other way around.

      • Justagamer

        Yeah but just not them..They are a disgrace.

  • DELFIN

    JESUSCHRIST!!! I WANT SOOOO MUCCHH NEED FOR SPEED RIVALS FOR MY WII U. I HAVE PLAYED MOST WANTED WII U VERSION AND IS AWESOME THAN PS360!!! STUPID PEOPLE WHO DISLIKES THE WII U AND BUYS NFS MW PS360 VERSIONS!!!

  • Adecentboy777

    I was expecting that! No surprise to me!

  • Adam Fox

    What can you expect from EA? They suck!

  • majora :D

    :D

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      I see a comment section full of fans that are talking about it. So that means you do.

      • majora :D

        It was just for the sake of the joke man, I know there’s people who’d like to play this on the Wii U, even if they are a minority :P

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          Ahh. Then I apologize for that. Hard to tell with all the craziness of third party hate. :P

          • majora :D

            I know man :D

  • RandroidRampage

    This isn’t doesn’t even come to me as a shock to me anymore. This is how bad its gotten.

    • gtosheex

      isn’t + doesn’t is a double negative but you equaled it out with saying it came “to me” twice – so i guess in the end this comment ‘does’ makes sense…(?) just messing with ya =P

  • http://www.cobrablade.com/ Cobra

    The poor sales wouldn’t happen to be a result of Need For Speed Most Wanted being the most expensive title on the eShop would it? Mind you, I’d still get it… if it had offline, split screen multiplayer… but it doesn’t.

  • oontz

    Ha ha, Nintendo fanboys are hilarious. When most wanted dropped the whole site was talking so much trash how it was the best version, visuals on par with PC and using the game as a tool for defending the wiiu to death. Now that EA says it didn’t sell well everyone on here says the game was shit and too little to late. So funny how quickly Ninty boys change their tune. Hilarious

    • crocodileman94

      All fanboys are like that.

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      It’s normal for them to do that. I do recall that months ago on here, and it amazes me how many constantly flip flop when sales are poor. Like anyone else, they should just accept that the port sold poorly instead of making excuses as to why the Wii U is failing. Even Nintendo games themselves aren’t really selling, yet those get a free pass. I do agree, it’s funny. I’m more of a Sony fan these days and I can admit that the Vita is struggling big time. I blame Sony for that, not so much third parties.

  • Charlieblizz

    Any numbers on how many people who have bought a Wii U already had a 360 or PS3? I’m just wondering how many people who maybe would have bought Most Wanted on the U already had it on one of their other systems.

  • Gabe Hoffman

    It was their own fault for poor sales, had they released sooner and actually given the rest of the DLC, maybe it would have done better

  • David

    Wii U won’t last this generation. I have one, invested in 8 games, traded them all in, not spending another dollar on the console.

    • Zuxs13

      why not? Why buy a console and trade it in with in the first year?

    • NkoSekirei

      sry dude but ur wrong wii u has tons of awsome games coming down the line so if ur disappointed that none of ur favorite Ea games not coming to the wii u then go get a room with Ea

      • oontz

        Your maturity level has reached an all time low with that post. Loser

  • Zuxs13

    I didn’t buy it because EA is behind it. Only way i will buy it is used.

  • andré

    nintendo is sadly doomed, they are going to have great first party titles, but thats it. no one else want to release their games on the wii u. ps4 for the multiplatform games, and wii u for the fun, innovated games.

    • boynhisblobs

      Sadly tho, skipping systems isnt going to make for any better sales and is a dying way of looking at things. By skipping Wii U and Vita, they’re possibly skipping tons of new players who would buy other products. By retracting back into a corner where you only produce on 360 and ps3, they’re limiting themselves to only those console owners who already know them. Good luck on the future of your games EA. I give it a couple more years before all they do is sports.

  • InterTreble

    Ahahah! Is it the same “EA” who said “Rivals will skip Wii U because it cannot support the Frostbite 3″ weeks and weeks before the release of NFS MW U?! Ahahah! EA, the “worst company in America” of the last 2 years, is always an endless fail XD

  • Aleksander

  • Will (ishigum)

    It’s the same story. A company releases an old port to the new Wii U console and are surprised it didn’t sell well. Logic fail…

  • An Tran

    EA really needs to start having realistic sales expectations for late ports. Of course they never will, since they have something against the Wii U.

  • Mj78

    The Wii u version was the best version of most wanted by far, but the same so called fans who want third party support didn’t buy the game. It is the same with Rayman legends etc. Wii u is becoming a bigger joke every passing moment.

    • NkoSekirei

      EA is full of it and doesnt realize games sell consoles not console sell games their such idiots and i wont even buy any games from them

  • Edward Thorpe

    Personally i blame the bad Wii U sales of Most Wanted on EA. They didn’t get any stock for the video game outlets and reckon that EA did that on purpose since they are a anti Wii U company so they knew if they didn’t stock it in the stores no would know that it existed (Bar the people that found out on the internet) and since it had no stock in retail shops also with little fanfare at release (Eg TV/MAG ADs) as well, not as many people brought it and EA succeeded in what they where wanting to do. Shame really, Criterion put a lot of work and effort in to the Wii U version only for EA to ruin it all by find a way to make bad sales on purpose. (Some thing along lines i heard before) (Kinda worried what the reactions to my theory be like)

    • readypembroke

      same goes for Crytek. They were going to be a early Wii U by making Crysis 3 for Wii U BUUUUTTTT EA being the Nintendo troll is, kills the game. The game was finished but killed at the end.

    • oontz

      You’re an idiot if you think a corporation would intentionally lose revenue on purpose by botching a game release.

  • Logan Wayman

    Calling all gamers! Help get Wii U sales up so we could get NFS Rivals on this console!!!

  • Damian Waga

    I live in Chicago, one of the biggest cities in the entire U.S.
    I loved the idea, and wanted to support the game and buy it new.
    So I go to 3 local Game Stops, a large Game Stop located in Rainforest Cafe mall, 2 Best Buys, checked a few Walmarts, and even checked Toys R Us when buying a gift for my cousin.
    Not one damn store had the game. NONE.
    Don’t blame the console for not meeting sale expectations when your parent company sent out 5 copies across the whole world. I wanted to support the game, and I was in the perfect place to receive it, and yet none of the stores I visited even had it in stock ever.

  • StefanosGR

    Come on I’ve got most wanted already the pc version! That’s why I didn’t by it for wii u.. Maybe they should add only new games as many people have pc and wii u.

  • Malvaudo

    Bad sales? More like skipping cause Nintendo said NO to Origin being on WiiU! THAT EA GRUDGE!!!!

  • Michael Hancock

    Ea games are garbage and have no business on a Nintendo console. I’d rather play Cubivore.

  • Jon

    after some reading, They were never going to put it on Wii U at all anyway. They are simply making this statement to make Nintendo look bad and try to give a worse reason than “we don’t want to” which is what they have done here.

    Source is here:

    http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2013/05/need_for_speed_rivals_not_screeching_onto_wii_u

    Back in May they said it wasn’t coming anyway.

  • Noel Canales

    I do not like green eggs and this game!

  • demann78

    I just got most wanted

  • Saikyo

    wonder if they will be walking with any shroud of shame back to the wii u after smash mario kart and wii sports club puts the wii u in many more homes