Update: EA COO Peter Moore released the following statement on Twitter:
"Don’t trust "anonymous sources". Nintendo's a great partner. They never have been, and never will be, ‘dead’ to EA..."
The author of the CVG opinion article where the quote from our original story was first found wasn't done just yet and decided to pick a fight with Moore:
Original (1/22): Nintendo fans likely haven't heard much from EA on the Wii U since the console's release, and with good reason. After releasing Mass Effect 3, Madden NFL 13, FIFA 13, and Need for Speed Most Wanted, EA dropped any plans to release future titles on Nintendo's troubled console.
An anonymous source within the publishing giant has given some insight as to why:
“Nintendo was dead to us very quickly ... It became a kids IP platform and we don’t really make games for kids. That was pretty true across the other labels too. Even the Mass Effect title on Wii U, which was a solid effort, could never do big business, and EA, like Activision, is only focused on games that can be big franchises”.
In light of this statement coming after other existing troubles between the two companies, It's unclear yet whether EA plans to abandon Nintendo entirely. With only five games for the 3DS and no plans to release any future games on either system, the publisher seems to have given up hope for the time being. Even the option to search for games on their site by release dates has been crossed out for both 3DS and Wii U platforms
Not surprising, considering that the Wii and Wii U combined only accounted for 1.3 percent of EA's overall sales in 2013's third quarter. It doesn't make good business sense to continue supporting a platform that isn't supporting you.