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skywake

Action51 wrote:

Food for thought:
Could it be that the early adopters of the Wii U were generally the most dedicated Nintendo fanbase who simply weren't used to buying these annualized franchise games like EA, Ubisoft, and Activision produce..

I think more to the point the Nintendo early adopters tend to like the sort of things Nintendo make. Like it or not the main reason to buy a Nintendo console is for Mario, Zelda, Metriod, Kart and Smash. The Wii U is not and was never going to be the best place to play CoD or Assassin's Creed. It's more of a "nice to have" thing if you happen to have a Wii U already. And if you own a Wii U? You're less likely to be into that sort of content because you're also into Nintendo's stuffs.

Not saying you can't be into both because you definitely can. I'm more saying that you don't go to a jazz concert and expect your metal to sell as well as it would at a metal concert. Same with the Wii U. They're going to the Wii U and are shocked that people who are fans of Mario and Mario Kart to the point that they got a console for it aren't as interested in CoD and Assassin's Creed as the guys who brought the more expensive CoD and Assassin's Creed box.

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To be honest I'm a bit disgusted with most of the publishers right now, specifically, EA, Ubisoft, Activision, and even Warner Brothers. While I understand that as a business it's in their best interests to protect themselves and make as much profit they can without losing a lot even if it means not appeasing everyone, I still feel like SOME of them didn't do enough. EA barely provided us with anything before dropping support. Mass Effect 3 was already out for months so most people who wanted it had it, and literally the rest were games either already out, (Need for Speed) or more popular on other platforms (FIFA and Madden). Not to mention some at EA have openly bashed the Wii U to add more insult to injury. Ubisoft while I'll give them credit for supporting the Wii U, they also have cut corners. Whether it be making exclusives multi-plat, delaying, or taking away features and selling them for $60 it doesn't entice many people to buy the Wii U version. Activision, (who I have a lot to complain about outside of the Wii U) HAVE supported the Wii U quite well but, really only to the extent that it would actually sell on Nintendo platforms, like Skylanders which has always been popular on Nintendo platforms. They might not even give us the next Call of Duty if you care about that (it would drive sales regardless). And in my opinion the other games they've given are not very good. Warner Brothers has been very wary in what they give but I'll give them credit for supporting and at least taking $10 off of Arkham Origins. I'm still disappointed in all of them for their practices though.

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CanisWolfred

To be fair, EA, Ubisoft, and Activision gave the Wii some of its best support, and most of their games didn't sell well, so I can see why a console with a fraction of the userbase and momentum might not be a desirable platform...

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EA wasn't even trying though lol.
"Most strictly Nintendo owners won't know anything about the series, but here's Mass Effect 3.... game's been out since March. Oh yeah and we're charging $60 for the Wii U version while it's half the price on the other systems. We're also releasing a complete trilogy set around the same time as that comes out, but the trilogy set is only for 360/PS3/PC and it'll be $60 for all three games. So you can buy Mass Effect 3 on Wii U for $60, or you can buy all three games in one package on 360/PS3/PC for $60."
Made no sense whatsoever.

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CanisWolfred

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EA wasn't even trying though lol.
"Most strictly Nintendo owners won't know anything about the series, but here's Mass Effect 3.... game's been out since March. Oh yeah and we're charging $60 for the Wii U version while it's half the price on the other systems. We're also releasing a complete trilogy set around the same time as that comes out, but the trilogy set is only for 360/PS3/PC and it'll be $60 for all three games. So you can buy Mass Effect 3 on Wii U for $60, or you can buy all three games in one package on 360/PS3/PC for $60."
Made no sense whatsoever.

Do you really think any game they made would've sold well, though? Again, they put a lot of stuff on the Wii. A lot of it was pretty good, too. Boom Blox was the only one that sold well for them as far as I know that wasn't one of their usual cash-ins.

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You're partially right about that. I would guess they're at least happy with FIFA and Madden sales on Wii, though, otherwise they wouldn't keep releasing those games for Wii. PS2 isn't getting this year's FIFA and Wii is basically in the same generation. Maybe Wii finally beat PS2 in software sales.

Maybe EA had no reason to release Madden on Wii U, because of Wii. They cheaped the hell out, and depending on how you look at that, that might be better in the long run. Here we are expectin Madden 13 to have been a worthwhile game that had the real physics and better visuals, but EA responds by releasing it on Wii. I can still play Madden 15 on my Wii U, because it's on the damn Wii

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unrandomsam

At least for Fifa if you want to play the proper version then you have to do it on a PS4/Xbone all the rest are a waste of time.

It is the same as complaining you cannot play 3D World on the PS4.

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dumedum

Call of Duty is pretty popular and profitable on the Nintendo systems, ever since the Wii days - they bring every version since MW and they will keep bringing it. Assassin Creed is a late addition that came in without any real incentives to jump in. Mass Effect although spectacular on the Wii U IMO really couldn't sell well like explained above.

I have nothing bad to say about ZombiU. I think it's perfect and it's one of the best selling games on the Wii U, with 700,000 sales for a launch game. Top 10 selling games on the Wii U. Only third party game to do that.

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SCRAPPER392

unrandomsam wrote:

At least for Fifa if you want to play the proper version then you have to do it on a PS4/Xbone all the rest are a waste of time.

It is the same as complaining you cannot play 3D World on the PS4.

No it's not. FIFA is a 3rd party game, so they are never obligated to support or not support a console. It would be like complaining ZombiU or any other excluive 3rd party games, that aren't paid by Nintendo, that are on the Wii U, but not the other consoles.

The only difference is that no one really cared about ZombiU. Those cheapo party games and alot of indie games are exclusive, too, but that one pretty much explains itself.

I don't even care about the sports games. I was going to buy Madden 13 on Wii U, but EA couldn't even get the physics from Xbox 360 to work, which has become a huge part or sports games. The only cool thing about the Wii U version, was that you could draw plays and online will always be free. I don't know what FIFA had.

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dumedum wrote:

I have nothing bad to say about ZombiU. I think it's perfect and it's one of the best selling games on the Wii U, with 700,000 sales for a launch game. Top 10 selling games on the Wii U. Only third party game to do that.

Well ya, it was a launch day bundle when the only other game worth looking at was NSMBU.

In another dimension, Wonderful 101 was a launch day bundle and sold a million copies.

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CaviarMeths wrote:

In another dimension, Wonderful 101 was a launch day bundle and sold a million copies.

Can we go to that dimension instead?

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DefHalan

kkslider5552000 wrote:

CaviarMeths wrote:

In another dimension, Wonderful 101 was a launch day bundle and sold a million copies.

Can we go to that dimension instead?

I would love to live in a dimension where developers are rewarded for their creativity

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DefHalan wrote:

kkslider5552000 wrote:

CaviarMeths wrote:

In another dimension, Wonderful 101 was a launch day bundle and sold a million copies.

Can we go to that dimension instead?

I would love to live in a dimension where developers are rewarded for their creativity

Hopefully that's where Looking Glass Studios went when it died.

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Hy8ogen

DefHalan wrote:

kkslider5552000 wrote:

CaviarMeths wrote:

In another dimension, Wonderful 101 was a launch day bundle and sold a million copies.

Can we go to that dimension instead?

I would love to live in a dimension where developers are rewarded for their creativity

That's like saying I wish music artist are rewarded for their talents and creativeness. NO GONNA HAPPEN BROTHA.

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kkslider5552000

Hy8ogen wrote:

DefHalan wrote:

kkslider5552000 wrote:

CaviarMeths wrote:

In another dimension, Wonderful 101 was a launch day bundle and sold a million copies.

Can we go to that dimension instead?

I would love to live in a dimension where developers are rewarded for their creativity

That's like saying I wish music artist are rewarded for their talents and creativeness. NO GONNA HAPPEN BROTHA.

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Bolt_Strike

midnafanboy wrote:

I still can't believe people are waiting for the new COD to come for the the wiiu.

This. CoD isn't even worth having.

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Kevlar44

CanisWolfred wrote:

To be fair, EA, Ubisoft, and Activision gave the Wii some of its best support, and most of their games didn't sell well, so I can see why a console with a fraction of the userbase and momentum might not be a desirable platform...

Don't feel bad for them maybe their stuff would sell if it they weren't just releasing poorly done ports or delayed multi-plat. Maybe if they released unique and compelling software they could compete, when ZombiU is the best they can do for an exclusive that's just sad.

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CanisWolfred

Kevlar44 wrote:

CanisWolfred wrote:

To be fair, EA, Ubisoft, and Activision gave the Wii some of its best support, and most of their games didn't sell well, so I can see why a console with a fraction of the userbase and momentum might not be a desirable platform...

Don't feel bad for them maybe their stuff would sell if it they weren't just releasing poopy ports or delayed multi-plat. Maybe if they released unique and compelling software they could compete, when ZombiU is the best they can do for an exclusive that's just sad.

What would you suggest they make, then? What could they possibly make that would convince more than 2 Million people (20% of the entire fanbase of the console) to buy the game when even Nintendo apparently struggles to do that? Because for better or for worse, that's apparently the minimum of how much HD retail games need to sell to be profitable.

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Well call of duty is the best selling third party game on any system. People will upgrade to gen 8 for that game alone.

@Kevlar44

Well that isn't going to happen and Nintendo should expect more support if they make obtuse controls methods. Also ZombiU is probably a better use of the game pad than everything Nintendo themselves has done with the expection of Nintendo land and game and wario.

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