Neoseeker : News : EA allegedly no longer supporting Wii U due to console's focus on kid's games
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resi _4_zombie Jan 22, 14
"EA, like Activision, is only focused on games that can be big franchises"

Well, Activisons biggest franchise is Call of Duty, Notorious for it's child fanbase. Do with that what you will, but I ain't going near it with a 10-foot pole.
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Mikau Kahn Jan 22, 14
All well.
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SpartanNinja Jan 22, 14
quote resi _4_zombie
"EA, like Activision, is only focused on games that can be big franchises"

Well, Activisons biggest franchise is Call of Duty, Notorious for it's child fanbase. Do with that what you will, but I ain't going near it with a 10-foot pole.
Classic made for Adults but played/watched by kids scenario. Happens the other way too.
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Avalith Jan 22, 14
quote SpartanNinja
quote resi _4_zombie
"EA, like Activision, is only focused on games that can be big franchises"

Well, Activisons biggest franchise is Call of Duty, Notorious for it's child fanbase. Do with that what you will, but I ain't going near it with a 10-foot pole.
Classic made for Adults but played/watched by kids scenario. Happens the other way too.
Bingo. Activision doesn't actively market Call of Duty to kids. Just because they're a large portion of the fan base doesn't demean the fact that CoD is a big franchise.
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BlackScythe Jan 22, 14
quote resi _4_zombie
"EA, like Activision, is only focused on games that can be big franchises"

Well, Activisons biggest franchise is Call of Duty, Notorious for it's child fanbase. Do with that what you will, but I ain't going near it with a 10-foot pole.
People remember the bad more than they remember the good/normal. Every game is going to have kids playing it, and despite my intense dislike of the franchise I really don't think it's a kids game in the sense this article is referring to Nintendo being.

My guess is this isn't ever going to be an official announcement and they will never fully cut ties with Nintendo. It's a messy way of stating the sales of ported games (ME3 was specifically mentioned) were poor. Now at this point (while I do think the Wii U is certainly more kid friendly than it's competition) I would blame the poor sales on the poor sales of the console due to bad decisions on Nintendo's part.

I think the real story here is it isn't worth the cost for them to scale down their biggest titles for a poor selling console. I'm positive they will still be pumping out cheap bad games, like sports titles.
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Largerock Jan 22, 14
SO....EDGY
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Stewie Jan 22, 14
A large part of CoD's fan base is children, but... can't the opposite be said for some Nintendo games, like Zelda and Pokemon? Sure, kids play them, but there are also a lot of adults who love the series as well. Pokemon's metagame is largely composed of older people (teenagers/adults), yet it's marketed to children, for example.
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SpartanNinja Jan 22, 14
quote StewieRox
A large part of CoD's fan base is children, but... can't the opposite be said for some Nintendo games, like Zelda and Pokemon? Sure, kids play it, but there are also a lot of adults who love the series as well. Pokemon's metagame is largely composed of older people (teenagers/adults), yet it's marketed to children, for example.
Yes, these are both true but lets say Gamefreak and Nintendo were publishing on a Sony console. In that instance they aren't pulling support because they were selling/advertising to only adults... unlike EA puling support for Wii U because it aims for children and EA is true in saying they make/publish (mostly) adult games.
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canderson Jan 22, 14
As much as I dislike EA, I can't say I'm surprised. Why would anyone want to support a console that's dying? They did this with the Dreamcast.

With that said, EA's efforts on the Wii U were lazy and pathetic. You can't say that all of the ports they released on the Wii U were NOT half assed, because they were. Also why release Mass Effect 3, and then follow that up by releasing the trilogy months later on the PS3 and Xbox 360?

I personally don't need EA on Nintendo consoles, but Nintendo does. Fact is that out of all third party companies, EA's games are probably the most successful, best selling in the industry.
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Slash Jan 22, 14
Well EA published 3 games on the WiiU and all of them bombed. I could see why no one bought ME3 since it was a year late port and it was being charged for $60, but Need for Speed: Most Wanted U and Fifa 13 also had disappointing sales. In fact the Vita version of NFS outsold the WiiU version and Fifa 13 for the WiiU was the worst selling selling version.

You cannot blame them for not publishing on the WiiU even though their excuse is pretty dumb.
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Huntereb Jan 22, 14
This makes sense, Nintendo needs to stop advertising toward children so much. The Wii U is going to die if they don't start working to get more people into their products (Not just babies, like me).

Still, I'm happy EA is away from Nintendo, they don't make good games anyway.
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Ecto5 Jan 22, 14
I could be remembering wrong, but didn't EA want to put Origin on the Wii-U when it first came out? And Nintendo basically told them to *bleep* off?
I'll be that had something to do with this.
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THM Jan 22, 14
In videogame industry, the rigid boundary between adults and kids has become blurred, thereby making the games increasingly difficult to define/categorize in spite of the ratings category (Stupid ratings board in Australia).

Also, I reckon that those gamers who played MA15+ FPSs are under 15, at the same time, adults still play Mario and Luigi, what a strange virtual world we live in!

The ideology of EA is mainly concerned with its business-profit viability than the sociological question of age in regards to supporting Wii U.
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Zombie_Barioth Jan 22, 14
All this really is, is a spin-off of the usual "Nintendo gamers only buy Nintendo" line. Nintendo has had this stigma about them even with the Gamecube, you had developers not wanting to make games for them because they thought they'd have to make "kiddy games".

You'd think a giant multi-billion dollar corporation would want to carry themselves with a bit more tact, but nope, not EA. They'd rather carry themselves with all the grace and maturity of an internet troll, and now they're apparently trying to appeal directly to your stereotypical dude-bro. There are much better ways of saying your games aren't selling than insulting an entire fanbase after all.
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