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German EA survey has no mention of Nintendo products

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Over the past year we’ve seen the “unprecedented partnership” between EA and Nintendo deteriorate into nothingness. EA supported the Wii U at launch with titles like Mass Effect 3, but shortly afterward the company began to pull support for Nintendo’s consoles, citing expensive research and development costs as the reason.

Numerous EA executives have gone back and forth on why EA currently isn’t supporting Nintendo but the clear reason seems to be that EA doesn’t think Nintendo consoles make enough money for game development on the platform to be lucrative. That fact is pretty much reinforced by a recent survey sent out to German-speaking people, where EA asks them to identify which consoles they plan on purchasing and what they play games on the most. In these two categories, there are no mention of either the Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS. Hmmm.

[via NeoGAF]

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  • djvalbnc

    Fuck EA.

    • Dj

      They’ve secured their vote AGAIN as the worst company…

      • Magnus Eriksson

        Shoudnt mix snot with moustache. This is not the reason why they are voted worst company. As matter of fact it has nothing to do with it. Bad treatment of employees on the other hand. Long hours of work, insecurity in the workplace etc. Not related to their policies towards Nintendo. So lets call a shovel a shovel here.

        • Levi Johansen

          You’re completely wrong.

          The “Worst Company in America” award is given by consumers, not employees.

          Their policies towards Nintendo and insistance on using Origin are two BIG reasons they were voted worst company last time.

          IGN and other biased sites tried to avoid mentioning such facts, like they allways do. Last time they pretended SimCity was the only reason, just ridiculous.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            nope, nothing to do with it. But its ok if you want to keep on believing so.

          • Levi Johansen

            yope, alot to do with. But it’s OK if you want to keep on believing it doesn’t.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            The EA worst company vote was finished 9th April. The mentioning of Frostbite 3 on WiiU was made 28th March. No where is the policy towards Nintendo mentioned as a cause.

          • Guest

            worst company for 2 years

          • Magnus Eriksson

            yup

          • Joseph Parsons

            EA Voted Worst Company in America 2 years

          • Levi Johansen

            We’re talking about a longterm commitment to not release games for Wii U calling it last gen and subliminally lying about its capabilities.

            The award is given based on a poll, a consumer poll. Each consumer has their own reason. What reasons IGN and other biased gaming sites write about is irrelevant.

            EA deserved the price and they deserve it again, their treatment of Nintendo contributes alot to that fact.

          • companyoflosers

            levi is correct. the voting done for worst company in america is voted on by consumers. as a company it supposedly treats its employees well and fairly. its because they have pissed off so many consumers with things like online passes and mess ups like with the sim city servers and how they have handled other things that determined how people vote. their lack of support for nintendo and their blatant lies when trying to convince consumers otherwise such as the frosbite 3 engine fiasco will hurt them dearly. they claimed frostbite 3 would not run well on wii u without even giving it a good try, didnt even try adapting it for the system like they would any other cosole, just shoved it in their and said it didnt work when it understandably performed poorly.

          • Magnus Eriksson
          • companyoflosers

            i mean sure if you want to ONLY accredit info from this article but gamers who vote will definitely take it into consideration when they vote. i never said they were the actual cause. you seem pretty dead set to deny that EA has made some really poor decisions.

    • Tecpedz94

      I would assume they would start supporting Nintendo since not to long ago they mentioned that they wanted to work on not getting the “award” for worst company for the year three times in a row but i see that they haven’t started working on it yet. Personally i dont really have a liking for most of their games so i couldn’t care less but I’m not the only Nintendo customer so it be nice to have a larger library of games for those interested in EA games in order to support the sales of the console. I kinda think EA is a really horrible company and should really grow up….

      • DragonSilths

        The day EA actually gets better is the day that the Nintendo is doomed prediction actually happens.

        • Tecpedz94

          Maybe that guy threatening to bomb Nintendo was paid by EA :O LMAO

          • Simon Stevens

            Hmmmm is that a conspiracy I sense?

          • Tecpedz94

            Ya probably :p

    • Archiq09

      In my school secretary local, burse local and local for pay for parking is EA-001 EA-002 and EA-003 …. suspect -_-

    • Javy G

      These guys are a******* for not taking the time to develop a game uniquely integrated with the Wii U’s Gamepad. No REMAKES, a totally brand NEW game. (Like Ubisoft did with Zombie U and the ‘what could of been': Rayman Legends). Being too money hungry, they are naive to see this opportunity and end up copying/pasting games for every platform with only a few twitches to the Wii U version. Instead of customers dropping some cash on a brand new system they buy the game on their already own console. The U in Wii U does not stand for UNIVERSAL; it stands for UNIQUE!

    • rp17

      “PC… Xbox 360… Xbox One… PS3… PS4… hmm, what’s those other two consoles? Oh yeah, FACEBOOK and SMARTPHONES!” WTF!!! Can EA give Nintendo the finger a little more!

      At least they don’t have Vita on there.

      • Neilandio

        This survey would have been a joke if they had Vita and not 3ds.

    • LordiMcKill

      You’ve got to realise that EA (and a few other companies, Take 2, Konami, Square Enix ect) are nothing but lazy, un-innovative, money grabbin, bribe taking pricks!!

      In the end EA will eventually make games for the Wii U, simply because i doubt Disney would want the console to be Star Wars-less.

      • Mario

        Does that go with Square-enix as well?

        • Justagamer

          Yeah i know right.Where is Kingdom hearts 3 Disney?

        • Simon Stevens

          Monolith Soft and Mistwalker are all that remain from the glory days of Squaresoft/Enix, neither of which want anything to do with them, Square sold out and made crappy fps games that nobody wanted and now their paying for it.

          Truthfully, they deserve their pain and suffering for ignoring what their loyal true to the colour blue fans wanted.

          • Mario

            But what about the Kingdom hearts franchise? They definitely didn’t screw that.

          • Simon Stevens

            Wasn’t Square Enix still Squaresoft at the time of the kh1 release?, same goes for FFX?, and as I recall Kingdom Hearts 2 had seriously shrunk it’s worlds, looking back on that franchise, looking forward to the Final Fantasy characters was the best part of the deal, unless Lightning is gonna be kicking some serious ass with Mickey, I dunno if it’ll be all that good, all the sub story games confused the hell outta me, ps3 didn’t have the Kingdom Hearts franchise apart from the HD remix, nothing new though, there true works of art were on the ds with children of mana and dragon quest ix, crisis core on the psp last gen, they haven’t done anything outside of ff13/14 that hasn’t been gun in hand style of play.

            Seriously, they should have just built ff7 8 and 9 from scratch again and everyone would have been happy.

          • Mario

            This still doesn’t answer my question. For as I can at least remember. Every Kingdom hearts game had been well recieved. And I’m pretty sure they all sold well if I recall.

          • Simon Stevens

            I’m not saying they didn’t sell well and that they weren’t well received, they could have been better though and kingdom hearts 3 should have been out for ps3, not ps4, but they were busy making shitty games that didn’t sell well instead, can you honestly tell me you don’t feel let down by Square Enix for not being the jrpg galore that they once was?, they turned their back in favor of making western fps kinda money and failed, now their asking fans for ideas, the fans they ignored all last gen

          • Mario

            True. They have their errors. But I can’t say that all the games that they made last gen are ”shitty” as you said. And no. I haven’t been let down that much by what Square-enix has been doing lately.

          • Simon Stevens

            no absolutely not, they can still make good games, from time to time they do, I never said all they did last gen was shitty, dragon quest ix was one of my favourite games of all time

          • Mario

            I guess I just found some enjoyment out of one of their games lately.

          • Simon Stevens

            what game was that?

      • RedRocBoy

        Yezzir. I was thinking the same thing.

      • Simon Stevens

        We didn’t get Mickey castle of illusion, a game made by Sega and published by Disney so I doubt it.

    • BGhp

      Yeah we could say fuck EA but we can’t blame other companies for the Wii U’s situation.

      Its time that we have to blame Nintendo, SONY & MICROSOFT WON’T STAND FOR THIS SHIT!!!!!!!!!! SO WE HAVE TO TELL NINTENDO TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

      Instead of blaming other company’s for the Wii U problems, lay some heat on Nintendo because I just recently notice that allot of the fans are the ones making Nintendo go soft.

      What I am saying is Nintendo needs to take charge. And if you right their top dog right now then you must be living in the World of Hipster’s,

      • jrob23

        what exactly is the Wii U’s ‘situation’? I love my Wii U. Playing WindWaker HD and it’s amazing. Can’t wait to get Super Mario 3D World tomorrow. I have Pikmin 3 and Batman Arkham City waiting to be played after WWHD. I recently got most of the best Wii games I never got to play and look forward to that. Wii Sports Club is cool. 2014 is looking even better for software.
        So what are we supposed to be blaming Nintendo for? Poor sales? Why do you or anyone else care aobut that. Do you get a kickback for every console sold?
        I don’t get it!! Enlighten me

        • Simon Stevens

          Exactly this

        • BGhp

          WOW REALLY, You go out side and you only here people talking about the PS4 and Xbox One.

          I blaming Nintendo for not making the Wii U reverential enough. That’s the Wii U’s ‘situation.

          The Nintendo needs to be main stream again, if they there main stream shit like this won’t be happening.
          Wash your damn eyes!!!!!

          So yes I can blame Nintendo for every thing.

          Wash your damn eyes!!!!! Sony or Microsoft won’t take that shit, they would do somthing ASAP!!!

          I YOU HAVE A PROBLEM BRING IT TO NINTENDO!!!!!

          • Simon Stevens

            Sony and Microsoft suit turd party fps games Nintendo does not, they do their own thing regardless of wether you like it or not and say FUCK NO to drm and in game charges, make an affordable console for everyone and do not need a subscription to play online, Nintendo have morals, they may not always do the in thing but there’s not a doubt in their mind that they do the morally right thing.

          • BGhp

            So its OK that Nintendo has a win loses.

            I want Nintendo to be as perfect as they can be. I somthing is wrong then I am complaining they are only going to do somthing if we complain. Tell me how XBOX ONE don’t have DRM.

            And tell me how you now have to pay online for PSN. hit:the fan boys didn’t complain so everything was Gucci

          • Simon Stevens

            I think the whole shout and you will be heard motto has been great from fans to Nintendo, I’m just saying, I don’t want them to be like Microsoft and Sony, I didn’t buy a Nintendo console for those third party titles people speak of because it doesn’t suit the system, maybe an fps like bioshock or borderlands, sure, they have great story, depth, stunning visuals and great gameplay, I’d love those kind of games.

            I think you got what I said mixed up, I said Nintendo doesn’t have drm or subscriptions and that’s what makes them great unlike ps and ms, Nintendo do what they do best, make good systems and good games, some areas sure, they need tweaking but don’t expect them to ever bow down to anybody especially not the devil (EA).

          • Nathan Verbois

            Gearbox LOVES Nintendo. In fact, Randy Pitchford stated that the Wii U is a very powerful console (before it was released, so before the X1 and PS4 were announced). While they haven’t released anything for Nintendo (Sega pulled Colonial Marines, which is probably a good thing as that was hopefully Gearbox’s only bad game) that doesn’t mean they won’t.

            Sorry, it was actually Brian Martel at Gearbox.

          • Mr. Berzerk

            Main stream is the REASON EA sucks

    • Simon Stevens

      EA are bad bad man

  • Wren Justin Umlauf

    I really want to hear Nintendo’s thoughts on EA

    • Cesar Barroso

      Nintendo is like gentlemen, they are not gonna said anything about them even if EA is stabbing Nintendo. Japanese culture thing.

      • Nintendoplaystation

        I admire the Japanese culture

        • SmashFinale

          I like Japanese but i feel as though that is also what is crippling Nintendo in it’s online sense.

      • Mario

        I like that of them.

    • Magnus Eriksson

      I think its strange, and sad that Nintendofans to often interpret this as hate from EAs side. EA is important actors in this industry no matter what one think of them as a company. But At E3 Reggie Fils-Aime told Polygon it was up to Nintendo to increase the Wii U’s install base, not EA. “We talk to EA all the time,” he said. “In the end this is simple business. First party needs to drive a large diverse install base for publishers to create content to take advantage of that install base. So the EA-Nintendo problematique actually boils down to a Nintendo responsibility to gather more people to their system. If they do so, then EA will come.

      Edit: Yeah fanboys, its not me but Reggie you are downvoting,

      • TheAquacharger

        but that doesn’t explain the 3DS. the 3DS has a huge install base why would they exclude a very popular system from their survey?

        • erich80

          Well… My guess is that if we look at EA’s portfolio, we won’t notice even one franchise that could fit well on the 3DS… I may be wrong, though, but at a glimpse, that’s my bet.

          • TheAquacharger

            That’s not true. They could fit some games on the 3DS however they choose not to. I mean Batman Arkham Origin’s Black Gate on the 3DS is pretty good and no one thought the Arkham series would’ve done well on the 3DS. You just have to adopt to a platform rather then mindlessly port. You know, run a game studio.

          • erich80

            I got your point and agree with you. But based on how EA manages their game porting processes (a mere ctrl + c & ctrl + v), I can hardly say that they would make the necessary changes in order to fit a home console title into a handheld software.

          • Dave May

            any game is suitable on the 3ds, i was a little bit like wtf when i noticed theres no 2nd thumbstick but now i understand perfectly. its not that nin. is stupid but if the thumbstick was there we would be getting half baked console ports that are better played at home. it would be doing worse then the vita. with the current configuration developers have to rethink how the game plays so ehile they are at it they might as well think aboutmaking a handheld game instead of getting gimped console ports like on vita

        • rp17

          This survey makes no sense. It has no next gen consoles which would be why there is no Wii U. There is no handheld consoles, 3DS or Vita. Wii is no longer produced… (just pretend Wii Mini isn’t real)… so that could be why it’s not there. But what screws up this theory is that there are Facebook and smartphones as choices for serious gaming. Wtf.

          [Edit] Correction they do have next gen consoles

        • Magnus Eriksson

          Cant see Vita there either, so whats your point here?

          • TheAquacharger

            Well, excusing the Wii U for poor sales would fall for the same reason for the Vita. So I was using that same logic.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            But they are NOT writing about Vita here.

          • TheAquacharger

            You brought it up. I was giving it the same reason I wasn’t fighting for the Wii U not being there.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            No, you brought the 3DS up. I just try to explain by showing that it didnt have Vita there either. If they were anti-Nintendo you would have a point if Vita was represented and 3DS not, but none of them are there.

          • TheAquacharger

            and I was bringing up a very popular console that is selling extremely well and ignoring two consoles not selling well. You brought up a console selling poorly.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            You should work with your logic there. You would have a point if Vita was mentioned and 3DS not. But they are clearly not interested in handhelds OR WiiU.

      • Nathan DeFalco

        So, when WiiU’s install base picks up and EA still doesn’t come back (which i’m betting they won’t,) what then?

        • Magnus Eriksson

          Of course they would. Are there money to make, then they will come. This is EA we are speaking of.

          • rp17

            Why is that downvoted? EA doesn’t care about games. They don’t care about gamers. All they care about is money. They would do anything, i mean ANYTHING, for money. So of course they will try to come back. And since Nintendo is like a gentleman, they will probably let them. But EA forgets FANS are not so forgiving…

          • Magnus Eriksson

            That can very well be so. Im not disagreeing with anything you say either. Personally I couldnt care less when it comes to games either, never liked EA games and dont see that change. But others do, and Nintendo needs them in the install base. I also think EA could produce good games if they took use of Nintendos motion controls and pad. So many might prefer their games on a Nintendo console rather than the two others. At least potentially.

          • jrob23

            they don’t need them in the install base. EA doesn’t make good games. Nintendo owners demand good games which is why Nintendo delivers them. When 3rd party makes a good game it will sell on the Wii U. The install base is low because of the economy, poor marketing, and competitive pressures. It has next to nothing to do with EA and their horrible rehashed sports games.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Thats your opinions, and in the big picture they are worth nothing. The fact is that EA is a multi billion dollar company with a big showcase of popular games.

          • jrob23

            and as time goes by, and with each horrible game (NBA Live 14) and as others enter the fray and beat EA at their own game (2K Sports)…they will surely be less and less popular. Kudos to you for defending the worst company in the world!!!

          • Hipster Victor

            They dont come to the 3DS, and dont say sports

          • Magnus Eriksson

            maybe the same reason Vita is not there?

          • Hipster Victor

            Good point

      • http://www.screenhog.com Screenhog

        You have been wrongly downvoted for that comment. It was respectful and well-thought out. (And sad, of course, but that’s no reason to downvote.)

      • Jack5221

        I see what you’re saying, and I totally agree with you. Whether or not EA publishes games for Wii U doesn’t really affect me personally because I always buy all 3 consoles. Depending the EA games, I’ll get it on either my Playstation or Xbox. I buy Nintendo consoles strictly for their 1st & 2nd party games. And when a 3rd party exclusive thats good comes out, I get that too. Now obviously not everyone is like me. Some people might just buy 1 console because its all they can afford, and its not really fair to them that they can’t play Battlefield or any other EA game because its not on Wii U.

        I do agree with you, and Reggie that its up to Nintendo to create their own install base. EA can’t do their job for them. They’re lucky enough to have Ubisoft & Activison constantly supporting them. But as far as EA goes, they’re going to have do market and sell Wii U a lot more before EA begins to support Nintendo again. And lets be honest here, Nintendo has been advertising a lot more, and with the release of super Mario 3D World tomorrow / Black Friday, consoles are guaranteed to sell for that game alone. I’d wait until about late next year until EA starts to support Nintendo again. Give it time, everything will happen when its supposed too.

      • jrob23

        that’s what good leaders at good companies do. They look inward at what they can do better instead of blaming others. They know the install base would likely grow faster if 3rd party devs made good games instead of crappy ports. But instead of saying that, they put the onus on themselves to make better 1st party games and that hopefully that will draw 3rd party. But I don’t find that EA makes many good games so they are not the 3rd party I am interested in.

      • hahahero

        I’m no fan of EA to begin with (outside of the NHL series), but this statement sums up my thoughts on the issue damn near perfectly. Sorry guys, blame it on poor marketing or lack of the big Nintendo IPs in the first year or whatever, but you can’t pin this exclusively on the company EA (key word here being COMPANY).

      • Justagamer

        EA is crap

        • Magnus Eriksson

          Yeah, Im not here to defend EA. So, I dont really care about that statement.

          • Justagamer

            Yeah but it is true

    • DragonSilths

      Iwata would say we are currently not partnering with EA. And that’s about all he would say. He isn’t like Kamiya who would say EA? Those fuckers, their a joke. lol

    • Wayne Beck

      Iwata already said Nintendo’s thoughts on EA, he just didn’t mention them specifically by name.

      Nintendo will not pay third party developers to put software on their console.

  • Andrew St. Clair

    EA is still in business?

    • Wayne Beck

      Not for long.

      • https://soundcloud.com/rauschenmaschine Kristian Kouvo

        EA was strong part of the gaming culture in the 80’s & 90’s, but after 2000 they have been just horses asses – and getting worse.

  • Magiphart

    Maybe we should stop promoting EA.

  • Joey

    I’m through with EA now, i am getting Need for Speed Rivals my last game i am buying from them for my PS3 as i am not getting a PS4 since i am so disappointed that it did not come to Wii U. So disappointed Wii U such an awesome console. This stupid survey.

  • http://flavors.me/luiscarlospando Luis Carlos Pando

    Who needs EA anyway?, Nintendo first party games are superior in every single way.

    • Magnus Eriksson

      Nintendo needs EA.

      • wiiant

        How so? I’m with you that having EA would be better than not having them onboard… but NEEDING EA? That’s where you lose me and your credibility.

        • Magnus Eriksson

          blablabla…

      • jjbredesen

        Needs EA? i must admit i laughed when i read that XD

        Nintendo does not need any 3rd party devs to survive.

        They are better of with 3rd party, but do in no way NEED them.

        Nintendo creates some of the best games ever. (My opinion)
        and most people play Nintendo consoles for those games. Who the fuck buys a Wii U for FIFA 14?

        The only franchis EA has anything to do with that i enjoy is Mass Effekt, but it is not developed my EA and published by them.

        I personaly buy Nintendo consoles for Zelda, Mario, Animal Crossing, Star Fox and Metroid++ not for 3rd party titles.

        Yes it is a plus to have 3rd parties and it does help sell consoles, but not like Nintendos games.

        • Magnus Eriksson

          EA is one of the biggest actors in the business. Alot of people buy consoles just for EA games. Of course Nintendo cant lose them. Also there is another effect by EA leaving Nintendo. It might cause others to do the same thing aswell. Thats very bad for Nintendo stocks. In the long run it can be catastrophic for Nintendo. Not only because of EA but because of the effects it might have on a lot of others 3rd parties. Ubi have sent out signals for the same, and we heard much of the like from other supporters aswell. What about Capcom, Activision etc? Nintendo cant do this all by themselves, not without turning the WiiU to a remake console with few 1st party titles every year, and some indie support.

          • jjbredesen

            Some of what you say is true, but i don’t know anyone that buys nintendo consoles for EA. My frieinds bought PS3 for FiFA 12, but i dont think anyone would buy a Wii U for FIFA 14….

            Everyone i know buys Nintendo consoles for 1st party, i have never heard anyone on the internet or in real life say that they buy Nintendo consoles for 3rd party games. Do you?

            I don’t think so. EA sells playstations, and Xbox’es but not Nintendo consoles. When it comes to other devs getting effected i agree, but i dought ubi and activison would leave just because of EA…

            We will just have to wait and see how the wii U sells this holiday, if my predictions are correct the Wii U will sell loads, more than last year.

      • Rinslowe

        Nintendo doesn’t need EA. But I need Mass Effect….

        • Magnus Eriksson

          Battlefield series

          Burnout series

          Command & Conquer series

          Crysis series

          Dead Space series

          Dragon Age series

          FIFA series

          Fight Night series

          Harry Potter series

          Madden NFL series

          Mass Effect series

          Medal of Honor series

          NBA Live series

          NCAA Football series

          Need for Speed series

          NHL series

          Rock Band series

          SimCity series

          The Simpsons series

          The Sims series

          Skate series

          SSX series

          Star Wars series

          • Deadpool U

            All of these I can completely do without.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Me too. But thats not the point. The point is if Nintendo can do without them.

          • TheAquacharger

            Rock band isn’t owned by EA. HMX owns it, that’s why the last RB game (not 3) was published by HMX themselves. They also manage the DLC and such so no EA involvement there.

            Skate EA killed.
            Also EA doesn’t own crysis Crytek does. EA just has some weird publishing agreement with them.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            I just copy paste from wiki page to prove a point. Things might have changed since it was written.

          • TheAquacharger

            They never owned Crysis Crytek is just an EA partner which is really weird and complicated, to put into perspective Valve is an EA partner for their console ports. EA also never owned RB as MTV did and when HMX and MTV split MTV gave HMX full IP ownership to RB. Again publishing partner, not full publisher. MTV paid for the development of RB.

      • BGhp

        They do, allot of people in the comment section don’t seem to think third party is important.

        yes EA are jerks be they are important and I want there games on the Wii U. And looking at the comments allot of people don’t, which is causing more harm to the Wii U.

    • https://soundcloud.com/rauschenmaschine Kristian Kouvo

      EA developers should resign and start over with new companies – leaving the asshole board directors behind in the process. Then start serving the gaming culture/people again with a new fresh attitude.

  • Thomas Fitzgibbon

    Seriously, how immature can a company get? It’s like a toddler having a tantrum in the playground. EA: “I am not playing with you anymore Nintendo because you wouldn’t let me use my crappy online system on your console.”

    • Hipster Victor

      Hold up lemme add something to that. EA: Nintendo leave us alone, don’t tell us how bad we port games, we make “award-winning gameplay”

  • Miguel Angel Barrueta Hernánde

    Its OK, Nintendo is completely ignoring ea too

    • Magnus Eriksson

      Probably not.

  • AAAkabob

    Jesus people is this the best we can come up w/? “Fuck EA” and “stop reporting on them”?? Ignoring the problem isn’t the way to deal w/ things in life lol

    • Magnus Eriksson

      This got wisdom to it. A rare sight on this page.

    • Clel

      My thoughts exactly. The commenters sound like a bunch of enraged fanboys at the moment.

  • CEObrainz

    Ahh, your welcome. In my opinion it’s not a terrible thing, I mean I’m not a EA supporter anyway, so the news didn’t really shock me too much either.

  • Madmagican

    I can understand leaving out the Wii U but even neglecting the 3DS?! EA just hates Nintendo

  • Magnus Eriksson

    I think its strange, and sad that Nintendofans to often interpret this as hate from EAs side. EA is important actors in this industry no matter what one think of them as a company. But At E3 Reggie Fils-Aime told Polygon it was up to Nintendo to increase the Wii U’s install base, not EA. “We talk to EA all the time,” he said. “In the end this is simple business. First party needs to drive a large diverse install base for publishers to create content to take advantage of that install base. So the EA-Nintendo problematique actually boils down to a Nintendo responsibility to gather more people to their system. If they do so, then EA will come.

    • Shane ♓

      You may have a point but, the fact they’re not even asking people whether they’re interested in Nintendo consoles just proves they’ve completely written them off.

      • Magnus Eriksson

        As have most others.

        • Shane ♓

          That’s not true at all, Ubisoft is still supporting nintendo as well as Sega. There are other third parties supporting them too, not to mention the slew of indie developers flocking to the Wii U. Take your pessimism elsewhere.

          • BIG Franky

            to say SEGA is supporting Nintendo is a stretch…. they are contractually obligated to release 3 games with Nintendo that Nintendo is helping to pay for development…. why wouldn’t SEGA release Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse on Nintendo eShop? they were originally going to… then they bailed and only released it on PSN and XBN…. now its on iOS???? that is ridiculous. especially given how Ducktales was such a hot on the eShop.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Another very good example! Thank you!

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Yeah, well about that. Ubi’s support are really cracking around the edges. Did you read their comment about WiiU the last E3? Didnt sound too good to me. Also the scrapping of ZombiU2 and the delay of Rayman Legends? They support as much as they can, but not without ALOT of warning signals.

  • jjbredesen

    Well it’s EA what do you exspect they are the worst company in the world so they will not mention the best company in the world (in my opnion)

    • CEObrainz

      Well, their the worst company in America when you look at them through the eyes of consumers. But in a business sense, they actually make some money apparently, at least that’s what I last heard.

      Btw, have you got a NNID yet?

      • jjbredesen

        The Wii U did not come in the post…. It was due to arrive today, so i guess it will come tomorrow or atlest before monday.

  • Kenshin0011

    They’re going to be sorry once the wii u sales jump after this holiday

    • kirbydonuts

      I heard that in the UK the mario-themed bundle is going to also include super mario 3d world, also a mario themed wii remote and a mario hat. Now thats going to sale wii u’s like hot cakes.

  • erich80

    I don’t care much about EA, although they have franchises that interest me (FIFA and Need For Speed). My worries lie in the fact that maybe other 3rd party studios ( i.e., Activision, Ubisoft, Capcom…) can leave Nintendo sooner or later if the Wii U does not turn the tables…

    • Magnus Eriksson

      Excactly!

  • Shane ♓

    EA is really only good for sports franchises and Need For Speed. Sports games just don’t sell very well on the Wii U and we can definitely live without carbon copy racing games being released yearly. I’m more interested in games that breakaway from the norm like Fast Racing Neo.

  • http://www.mpt-online.eu/ Sylux

    ironic this question, On which platform do you play videogames on Nintendo website surveys they ask the same question and they mention every platform from n consoles to Xbox, from PlayStations to Dreamcast, yes sega’s last console is on the list of Nintendo surveys, yet ea just completely ignores Nintendo platforms, it has nothing to do with installbase, atleast I do not believe so.

    3ds is a handheld yes, but it also has a HUGE install base, easily WiiU, N64, Gamecube combined 3fold and possibly ds included as well, but they somehow for a unknown reason fail to add 3DS in the list, instead they add smartphones lol.

    I’ve been using smartphones since the beginnings when they became available, yet the day I play a game on my smartphone is yet to arrive.

  • kirbydonuts

    Thats why EA is not doing so good they think they could make tons of money buy supporting PS4 and Xbone plus fanboys say that EA sucks dick. When I bought my PS4 and Wii U I didn’t even pick up any EA games because I don’t like EA. Plus, people in line at gamestop said the same thing that they hate EA. EA should accept their permanent title as “Worse Company in World”!

  • BIG Franky

    I wont care about EA until Star Wars: Battlefront is released….. if Nintendo doesn’t have its shit together by then….. THEN I’ll be pissed. and not for the game, as I’ll most likely just pick it up for PS4 at that point anyways…. but I’ll be pissed for what it represents… that Nintendo STILL hasn’t sold enough consoles to make the Wii U a worthwhile platform for EA to invest in..and Star Wars is too huge a property to let pass by .cuz lets face it, if the install base was higher, EA would release titles on the Wii U…..

    • 00EpicGamer00

      Ehhh, I wouldn’t be so sure on that. It’s pretty obvious that EA has some sort of grudg on Nintendo. Even if the Wii U were to sell like millions and millions by Christmas, probably EA STILL wouldn’t make games for it. As long as Nintendo is still in control of the internet on the Wii U, EA will not oblige.

      And, I mean, come on! Star Wars? Really? Really now? You should know that most games that are movie, or show based, are terrible. And I seriously doubt Star wars is an exception.

      • audi lover

        The star wars battlefront games are mint think cod in star wars instantly a better game, all scored 90+ in reviews you must be under 16 not to know that

        • 00EpicGamer00

          I am exactly 16, thank you very much. And I don’t like Call of Duty or Star Wars. I’ve never liked Star Wars, regardless if it’s a game, show, or movie. I just find star wars boring. And don’t see how a game made of it, “exciting.”

          And just because a game has high ratings, doesn’t mean it’s a good game. Each person has their own preference on what a “good” game is. For example, Skyward Sword got high ratings, but I didn’t particularly like it. Does that make me a bad person, all because I have a different opinion than a website critique?

          • Xavier Lopez Chabelo

            Well, its your opinion and we will respect that, but Star Wars Battlefront will be an excelent title that many Wii U users like me are going to miss… of course many of us have the option to buy a PS4, XBOX ONE or build a Gaming PC

          • 00EpicGamer00

            Thank you for respecting mine, and in return I respect yours :).

          • BIG Franky

            regarding not being a fan of Star Wars…and being in the gaming community… you are most definitely the exception… Star Wars Battlefront will be a GIANT success…. it isn’t based on a show or movie, just within the Star Wars universe…. that is a giant blow to Nintendo if it isn’t available for its console.

          • 00EpicGamer00

            So…I’m an “exception” because I don’t like a game you like? Umm….all of us have different likes and dislikes, you know? In my opinion, I don’t think it’d be a “major” blow. Maybe a “little” blow, but not major. I just don’t see how a Stars Wars game is just so grand to go and buy a separate console for it. There’s WAY better games out there.

            And (like what someone else said) Star Wars is owned by Disney…and Disney likes Nintendo. So, if they would want Nintendo to have that almighty Star Wars game, I’m pretty sure they could make it happen. Regardless of whatever EA would say of it.

          • BIG Franky

            what I said was, someone that is into video games and is NOT into Star Wars is most definitely the exception. I stand by that statement.
            Star Wars SELLS… period. Shadows of The Empire was a system exclusive launch title for the N64 and it sold consoles. The “Super Star Wars” series on the SNES sold consoles. trust me…. if Star Wars: Battlefront comes out in 2014 or early 2015 and it is not available on Wii U, there will be people that buy PS4’s and XB1’s just for that game. THOSE are the kind of customers that Nintendo would be able to swoop up because its console is cheaper. that is missed opportunity.
            and yes, Disney has had success with Nintendo in the past, BUT it has farmed out the rights to many of its licenses, wherein the developer itself hasn’t brought the game to the platform… just look at Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse by SEGA… that went to PSN, XBN, and now even iOS!!! but no release on eShop?? even with the success of Disney’s DuckTales? so just because Disney owns the ultimate property doesn’t mean jack-shit…. Disney and EA entered into a 10-year agreement on home console video games…. Nintendo needs to make sure it isn’t left behind… and to do that, it needs to increase its install base.

          • 00EpicGamer00

            I still don’t see how I’m an “exception” all because I don’t like a game you like. Once again, it all comes down to preference, I think Star Wars is, honestly stupid. Now, I’m not saying it’s wrong for others to like Star Wars, I’m just saying that I personally don’t like it.
            I’ve never been facinated with things that involve space, for some reason (that includes movies, and other types of media as well…Not just games.) It’s really rare for me if I do. And don’t think Star Wars is the only space game I don’t like. I’m not a huge fan of Starfox or Metroid. Or the space portion of the computer game, “Spore.” The only space game I actually like, is Super Mario Galaxy, the first one.

            (Also, just in case you’d bring this up in an argument of some kind. The reasoning for me taking a while to respond was because I caught a little…”Virus” and I needed to rest for a few days.)

      • BIG Franky

        not at all…. EA is in the business of making money… its not rocket science, these companies perform a risk analysis to ascertain what makes sense to invest funds in…. with what these games cost to produce now-a-days, there needs to be a large install base to make the rick worth the investment…. whether you want to admit it or not, there just aren’t enough households out there with a Wii U in them. if you seriously think that a company will pass up making money to hold a grudge you just don’t live in reality.

        • 00EpicGamer00

          I know that most likely EA will start making games for Wii U when the install base is bigger, I was just saying the whole Origin deal as a joke.

          Of course EA will (may) make games for Wii U when the in stall base gets bigger. But…then again, EA can be pretty stupid when they want to be.

      • Chris Heskin

        You really need to think about the game you are talking about here, battlefront 3 is being developed by DICE not some trashy, cash grabbing developer.

    • NkoSekirei

      sry dude disney owns the rights to star wars and if Ea doesnt put it on the wii u will disney would just pull the plug cause disney likes nintendo

    • Magnus Eriksson

      Its actually very sad to see a post like that being downvoted. Some people here are actually cheering on Nintendo comitting suicide (at least as a gaming company). Because thats what they are doing.

  • WiiUPS4 masterRace

    FUCK EA i hope they die in hell! They give us crappy ports

  • readypembroke

    The only games worth buying from EA is only Battlefield and Mass Effect and everything else, not really worth buying in my opinion. At least the new CEO is trying to get EA looking better and not worse.

    • Dez

      I actually doubt that. He sounds very insincere and feigning ignorance like that really boggles my mind. EA has universally been regarded as a greedy company since its inception virtually. If he wants to act like he doesn’t know why no one likes EA and why they keeping winning the “Worst Company in America” award then he is a brain dead retard or he is failing at pulling off a PR stunt as that was so laughable poor that a 4 year old could see he was lying.

  • Daniel Gonzalez

    EA has no credibility these days. Maybe with a change of leadership, they can stop being the worst company around. I wouldn’t hold my breath on it.

    • Hipster Victor

      I believe that too, I miss the former president and CEO. I really don’t like Peter Moore :/ he sound like a greed most of the time.

    • NkoSekirei

      i agree but if they continue to go down this road they ll just win the worst company award 3rd time in a row

      • Magnus Eriksson

        And not without a reason either.

    • Magnus Eriksson

      They have extremely bad policies towards their employees. So, there should be a real clean up there. Agree on that.

      • BIG Franky

        that stuff might be a slice of the pie, but its consumer driven…. there is a myriad of reasons EA is viewed as a despicable company…. while they (EA) would like to spin it because of political/social issues…. that aint it… gimme a break, at the end of the day, most customers think that they are rip-off artists and Origin is a big scam.

  • jughead76

    Ashley, good article but I disagree that EA’s reason for lack of support is lack of confidence in platform support. Through many articles over the past year and many of EAs executive’s own statements, it think it’s clear EA is actually trying to contribut to the failure of the Wii U. It would be interesting to learn the real story behind that.

    • Funkee Dynamite

      i agree, something is definitely up

  • https://www.imthegoddamnbatman.com Gamer Mania

    EA = Egotistical Assholes

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      Think that’s been said a few times already here.

      • Eduardo

        Feels good to say it tho lol.

      • Peter Lythaby

        Can’t be said enough times Daniel ;-)

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          I beg to differ. Lol. Plus, I’m sure all EA employees aren’t egotistical. :P

          • Peter Lythaby

            Ha ha, you’re right of course, just the mouth pieces may be?

  • tlopuse

    Don’t worry EA, we do not need your games in Wii U. I hope Mario 3d sales a lot of systems n games, my copy coming at midnight. When EA ask Nintendo can we make games for your system, I hope Nintendo tell them take your games and push it very hard in your ass. Fuck EA!!!!!!! ;-)

  • http://www.screenhog.com Screenhog

    Why would EA put it on the surveys? No matter what the answer, EA won’t support Nintendo.

  • Leo

    I can understand why they have ignored the WiiU. But i wonder why they completely written off the mega popular 3DS. Could be that Nintendo is really pissed off and are not allowing them to develop for the 3DS anymore?

  • peeer

    Who cares… EA makes shit games anyways. lol

    • Xavier Lopez Chabelo

      Not really, some games are pretty good. In fact Im waiting for Mirrors Edge.

      • peeer

        Cept that all their games are also available on PC… not like we will be missing on so many kickass exclusives there. And looking on the exclusives EA released on the Wii, they all shit games or at least most of them suck.

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  • Entropyguy

    Aren’t there like virtually no Wii U’s in the wild in Eurpoe anyway? Most of the Wii U’s business has been in America and Japan. It’s hardly surprising that a German EA survey would make no mention of Nintendo.

    • Magnus Eriksson

      This is a very good point too. WiiU sold like 250 consoles in Poland. Thats a horrible low number.

  • Dez

    It’s EA why do we care? The less garbage they have piling up on the shelves the better. They suck, they will always suck, they blatantly lie to their customers and they treat us like crap, they are greed incarnate and not even the smart greed, they are so consumed by avarice that they are too retarded and apathetic to even feign treating their customers like they are a valuable asset. They don’t make games I like either, why should anyone care. The loss of EA as third party support is a blessing that won’t tarnish Nintendo’s name nor its products by sharing shelf space with their good IP compared to EA’s garbage IP.

  • Akai

    i agree with some people here on the possibility of EA going out their way to undermine and discredit Nintendo. There was that disrespectful little wretch of an executive who actually stood out and said that Miyamoto was falling on the job and that no one looks to his games anymore. If this is true then this has got to be the most stupid business plan ever, to actually try and discourage sales of a console you could be potentially making money on. Though i really don’t know if thats the case, i have no idea whats going on in their heads they seem so fractured in the sense that they keep spouting different statements as to why their not supporting Nintendo at the moment its utter nonsense. This survey seems clear to me that they dont intend to support Nintendo at all, well we’ll see when sales really start to shoot up.

    • Leo

      This is a very clear symptom of our times. We are living in the age of
      lies and brainwashed people. There is really no other explanation for
      that. EA and many other corporations are part of this system that
      manipulates people like cattle. This survey just proves that we don’t
      actually have a choice anymore.

  • Xavier Lopez Chabelo

    Well… shit… XD

    Now I will have to buy a PS4 and start to build a gaming PC for Mirrors Edge, etc.

  • leo

    wow reAlly EA? I just wish EA will go bankrupt already…. haha imagine EA losing their precious Battlefield

    • Magnus Eriksson

      5 billion dollar company. Wont happen at the first.

      • Rinslowe

        People should keep that in mind when talking doom and gloom about a company which is nearly two thirds again that worth, or 16+ billion in capital and assets….

        Nintendo are in this game for the long haul…

        • Magnus Eriksson

          Yeah, well. That only really tells me that Nintendo might be forced to discontinue the WiiU if it fails to meet the numbers. N. didnt become rich by wasting money on projects that didnt work.

          • Rinslowe

            Is there any way the Wii U will be discontinued? 4 million in 12 months is hardly a write off….

            Sales are slowly but surely on a climb. Lets see how Mario does and the whole Q4 sales figures for that matter when they release them in Jan…

            Do you really think, Kart, Smash, DK and Bayo 2 are going to tank? Throw X in there as well…
            Lets be honest here, Wii U is a far cry from needing to be discontinued.
            Not to mention, Nintendo are in good financial shape to carry the console should sales start to slump again. But they almost certainly won’t…

            People might say that’s just overly optimistic, or the new crowd favourite; fanboyish. But the details are all there.
            The Dreamcast in comparison could have been carried by SEGA and made to eventually be a popular platform, had they not been hurting from 2 previous console failures and in financial dire straits.
            People making this comparison with Wii U are doing so without considering the mechanisms behind how SEGA got to that point to begin with. And therefore largely incorrect about Wii U’s future.

            In any case, it wouldn’t happen before any of the above titles are released and Zelda for that matter.
            To me it seems obvious Wii U will hold it’s own.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            I dont think so, or hop so for that sake. Im just analyzing here. From a business strategic point a discontinuation could be strategic, or even forced through by stock holders.

          • Rinslowe

            Won’t happen. There’s nothing strategic in discontinuing a platform that costs upwards of 300 million in R&D, before it’s had a fair chance to make it. And the Wii U is quite a few degrees removed from a dead duck in the water.
            Just wait and see…

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Kind of cute that you seems to believe thats up to Reggie, Iwata or Nintendo only. You know that stock sharers have a thing or two to say in matters like this too? They could be forced to discontinue it if sharers doesnt see any potential in the future, and media is pushing that direction too. If sales doesnt pick up the next four-six months, then it will be discontinued. Thats the logical thing from a business perspective.

            Read this btw. And take it serious. This is not a doom&gloom article from some gaming site:

            http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2013/11/10/nintendo-could-be-forced-to-discontinue-the-wii-u.aspx

          • Rinslowe

            “Kind Of Cute”? There’s nothing cute about it lol… No need for such comments magnus…

            Also I never said this;
            “Kind of cute that you seems to believe thats up to Reggie, Iwata or Nintendo only.”
            This is according to many factors. Why would I be so simple about it?

            “You know that stock sharers have a thing or two to say in matters like this too?”

            I happen to have shares in two companies and own my own. Your point is true in the abstract sense. But more importantly, here it is just an opinion on your behalf. There’s no factual content in that statement of discontinuation at all.

            The article I had read already. Why on Earth would anyone take that seriously? There’s been a no’ of sites which have accurately refuted, just about everything that he mentioned. Are you taking the piss?

            BTW, here was one such article I thought was quite nicely written, on that debate;

            http://aussie-gamer.com/article/nintendo-article/nintendo-wont-forced-discontinue-wii-u-next-year/

  • leo

    sure guys yeah FUCK EA and so forth but, come on we all know we want to play atleast ONE game EA Owns. Aghhh EA I really hope someone screws them up.

    • Rinslowe

      If you have to say it. It also must be said that some studios under EA are top notch. But that doesn’t change the fact that EA and Origin are the devil incarnate of the gaming industry…

      • leo

        oooo don’t even get me started on Origin.

  • Rinslowe

    Electronic Arts; “Butthurt since 1982″

    • NkoSekirei

      Ea are abunch of pansies that cry over not getting their way by not having origin on the wii u

  • NintendoNoob

    I I could run EA better than these nutsacks! And I’m twelve! I could make EA the best company in the world, because I would support ALL consoles and wont care about making a shit ton of profit

    • Magnus Eriksson

      Im sure you couldnt. Its a 5 billion dollar company. So, no, you couldnt run its cleaning department at the offices even.

      • iamserious

        Insult? Do you own stock in EA or something? You are not 12 years old but you sure like to make comments as if you were.

        • Magnus Eriksson

          Haha, no but you are working out with your repertoiar on making insults I see. Well, keep on working. :)

    • Rinslowe

      Lol, I admire your spirit…

  • ZeldaFanzzzz

    EA, worst company in america of 2013!!!

  • Steven Scott

    worst company ever

  • Mario

    Okay! They pretty much ignored the WiiU! But the 3ds!? Come on! They can’t be serious!!

  • nexxus6

    As much as I hate to admit it, I do things every single day that make me think of EA (it is the only company in the world that enters my mind daily), and then I flush the toilet and move on with my day.

    • iamserious

      Lol!

  • GameBoy1979

    They should rename the company “Electronic Arrogance” because they seem to think their games are too good for the Wii U. They claim it’s because the system doesn’t have a large enough base install, but if they would make a few good games & cater to the players, they might actually help Nintendo’s install base grow. But, that will never happen because the bottom line is too important to them.

  • Clint

    EA doesn’t want to be regarded as the worst company in America but they ignore 2 major 8th gen platforms and have microtransactions in-game.

    Criterion Games, I’m sorry the rest of EA sucks so badly. You don’t deserve to be lumped in with them.

  • Justagamer

    Who really cares..EA is a crap and do we fans really care ..Nope! They are the ones that got voted worst company two years in a row not Nintendo

  • jrob23

    EA ignores Nintendo like NBA fans will be ignoring NBA Live 14. That game looks so bad!!!

  • Justagamer

    Almost most time Fo Mario 3D World and my zelda 3DS

  • Simon Stevens

    EA must be balls deep in the Xbox One disk drive by now, watch out for that drm!

    • Justagamer

      I hope EA and Xbox One Fail

      • Simon Stevens

        EA and Xbox one should watch two and a half men together, nothing better to do on the thing.

        • Justagamer

          Hahaha Uploading mario 3d world now

          • Simon Stevens

            UK doesn’t get it till next week, I’m literally so excited :D Wi U might not wind up having more games than ps4 and xbox1 but it will have THE BEST games, games EA will never have because they operate like the worst company in America since 2009 ^^ the stats don’t show what we already know, they just didn’t make a “your so fucking shitty” award at that time….. I wonder what the trophy must look like, a glorified golden turd.

    • Rinslowe

      Are these EA balls we’re talking here? lol….

      • Simon Stevens

        Testicals deep, long line of EA employees waiting for their turn, Xbox One the whore waiting to receive them.

        • Rinslowe

          Yeah, that’s what thought…. Lol
          I don’t know which one to pity more.

          Little EA balls, or the whore in waiting.

          • Simon Stevens

            Both hold no moral value, pity them both, the poor ol Kinnect is probably dreaming of Mario 3D World

  • AlienFanatic

    Even though I’ve been upset with Nintendo for awhile, it’s clear that Microsoft has basically bought EA’s loyalty. With the exclusives and the long lead times on DLC, EA and MS are virtually indistinguishable for now. They need the PS and will support it, but their heart is in Ballmer’s hands.

  • jrb363

    I have a quesiton, the article mentions that EA didn’t mention the 3DS. When’s the last time EA released a game on handhelds that was a non-sports game? I can’t remember seeing one anytime recently…

  • Eduardo

    Thanks to Nintendo, EA is even a company.

  • dtm808

    “Wii U fans have no mention of giving a fuck”

  • iamserious

    I actually like some of the games that EA produces like Crysis, Mass Effect, Kingdoms of Amalur and even Need for Speed but the rest of their games are mostly sports games and I just don’t care for them. The thing is I can play the titles that I do enjoy on my PC. It would be nice if EA would support Nintendo but I’m not really at a loss either way.

    • Rinslowe

      Crysis is Crytek, they only have an exclusive publishing contract with EA, which btw likely has a “by 12 month” validity to it. So doesn’t always have to be that way.
      Sadly, the Mass Effect series is probably staying with EA indefinitely seeing as though they bought out Bioware from VG Holdings….
      Can’t say it’s the perfect situation, but I just can’t say no to Mass Effect. Just as well there’s PC then…

  • val berger

    A link to that survey would be fine, I’d like to write them, that I’m unable to fillout the systems that I’m actually playing on ;)

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  • https://soundcloud.com/rauschenmaschine Kristian Kouvo

    They’re assholes. That’s all there’s to it.

  • Petri

    They think that they were the ones responsible for Sega quitting consoles.
    And they think they can do same for Nintendo.
    Which are both wrong.

  • InterTreble

    EA doesn’t support Wii U because – they say – it doesn’t sell. EA doesn’t support 3DS even if it is the best selling console. EA doesn’t support Nintendo because it is Nintendo. EA is the worst company in America. Officially.

  • bizzy gie

    Das ist schlecht.

  • Gameonfool

    EA the best company on earth, what would we do without them

  • Xavier Lopez Chabelo

    I just wanna say something funny… everytime I log in COD Ghost there are only like 1500 people online XD, is that a problem? LOL

  • Joseph Parsons

    it cool you see how bad ther games sell on ps4 bad as hell no one like ther games no more

  • Joseph Parsons

    EA Voted Worst Company in America 2 years so y wood any one what ea on a Nintendo consoles

  • Spike Ashford

    “Unprecedented partnership”

  • Nathan Verbois

    On a completely off-topic note, anybody think that the Nintendo reveal at Spike’s VGA awards will be a teaser trailer for Zelda Wii U? It would be a great way to build even more excitement for Nintendo. I commenting on this here because Wii U Daily took the day off to play some Super Mario 3D World (can’t blame them for that), and are not reporting today’s Wii U news. While it could be Donkey Kong related (I doubt it, since that is only a couple of months away), it’s more likely something that would excite an older, core gamer crowd if it’s being revealed at this awards show. Perhaps a new Metroid? Then again, it could be anything, but I’m betting it’s related to Zelda or Metroid.

    Sorry for the disruption, you may now go back to your regularly scheduled hate of EA. :-)

  • Nick Di Fulvio

    Reggie’s answer was actually a kick in the ass to the third party. Let’s use EA is an example since it’s what the article is about.

    EA claimed [“the Wii U is an amazing piece of hardware. Ideas for the system are limitless with the gamepad screen regarding asynchronous gameplay.”] The result was Iwata giving EA’s third party developers the keys to the Nintendo house.

    EA then asked papa Nintendo for money to port games to the Wii U. Nintendo said “no, not until you prove you can handle the job.” EA had a hissy fit and took a shit on the rug, then smeared it all over the walls.

    Nintendo gave EA a year with the system and they did very little with it. EA gave the Wii U Fifa ’12 with Fifa ’13’s roster, and complained it didn’t sell well. EA gave us the worst version of Mass Effect 3, with horrible loading times and frame rate and texture pop in, and cried about low sales. EA gave us the nicest looking version of Most Wanted, at twice the cost everyone else could pay for it, and cried nobody would buy it for double the cost. EA essentially bitched about Nintendo gamers not lapping up their hotshot (last minute) bullshit.

    And it’s not only EA that’s done this. Nintendo gave the keys to almost every third party developer (Warner, Ubisoft, Activision among them) – just to see what they would do (remember, many developers had seen the Wii U and had beta dev kits available to them since 2010). 95% of them gave bad ports which were missing some element of the game – either online, co op, DLC, or any other part – they can snip out and charge us the same for, or delay games so they could also go to other platforms (how well did that turn out for you with Rayman and Deus Ex, Ubi and Eidos? Must suck delaying your titles for months to have none to very little return).

    If this situation was reversed – the Xbox360 had Batman’s online multiplayer chopped out – there would have been an enormous uproar over it. But because it’s Nintendo?

    “Fuck them, they just play Mario.”

    Third party devs, just remember that you are not invincible. Bandai. Atari. THQ. You’ll just be another one on the list, and no one will mourn the loss.

  • Ryan House

    Will Wii U get a EA Golf Game. They aren’t calling it Tiger woods anymore. and they are skipping 15 to give them time to make 16 for next gen

  • Yoshi5081

    I don’t even want a game from them…

  • Eduardo

    Yea they should be kissing Nintendo’s Sony’s Microsoft’s Android’s and Apple’s ass equally they would make more money.