It was posted recently that an anonymous EA source has claimed that Nintendo is “dead” to EA because of the Wii U’s low sales numbers and young install base. Needless to say, this article generated a great deal of controversy when it was posted — naturally attracting a lot of fury from Wii U and Nintendo fans.
At least one EA employee still seems to think Nintendo is a good partner, though. That employee is Electronic Arts COO Peter Moore, the second in command at the company. He made a tweet Thursday in which he called Nintendo a “great partner,” and claimed that they “never have been, and never will be, ‘dead’ to EA.” Moore also warned against trusting “anonymous sources.”
Don’t trust “anonymous sources”. Nintendo’s a great partner. They never have been, and never will be, ‘dead’ to EA… @EA .
— Peter Moore (@petermooreEA) January 23, 2014
While EA might publicly say that “Nintendo is a great partner”, they’re certainly not showing it by releasing any meaningful Wii U games. So far EA has been one of the least supporting third party publishers on the Wii U.
Let us know your reactions to Moore’s tweet in the comments below!
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