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Tue 24th Sep 2013

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3dRich commented on Poll: Would You Buy Grand Theft Auto V On Wii U?:

I have been asking local retailers about the possibility since March of this year. The response has ranged from "it's a possibility" to "Nintendo doesn't want M-rated content on their consoles". I have also gone so far as to ask Nintendo and Rockstar themselves (via their respective 1-800 numbers). The answer from both has been that there are currently no announcements.

Personally, I think a golden opportunity has been squandered by not releasing a Wii-U version alongside the console's price drop. But I hope it isn't too late to abandon all hope of a future release.

While I am more of a Saint's Row fan myself, I feel there is plenty of importance in having the year's biggest title on the Wii U:

1. GTA V has made a billion dollars so far. That means a LOT of media attention that the Wii U is missing out on. Not to mention holiday season is nearly upon us.

2. GTA V could take advantage of the Wii U's unique features, such as Miiverse and off-screen play. The touch screen could be used for maps, inventory, sniper mode, etc.

3. Grand Theft Auto is arguably the proverbial 800-lb gorilla of M-rated titles. While I am certain many people on here have enjoyed the fantastic Wii games MadWorld, No More Heroes, and House of the Dead: Overkill, Their names just aren't as powerful in the public eye as GTA. This would be a big step in dispelling the myth that Nintendo is just for kids.

4. A polished version could showcase the power of the Wii U

5. Like it or hate it, GTA V has received mostly positive reviews from the press. Is there really anything wrong with having an acclaimed third-party title added to the library?

My answer to the poll question is an obvious "yes". But what else can Wii U owners really do to make it known that Grand Theft Auto V is desired on our console?