The Nintendo Wii U is definitely a console that is losing out on its position in the market, especially with the advent of the Xbox One as well as the Sony PS4. Developers play a very important role in making sure that any console has a steady stream of games that are worth playing, and while Nintendo’s first party titles have been more or less flawless most of the time, EA (Electronic Arts) intends to stop publishing more titles for the Nintendo Wii, after rolling out Mass Effect 3, Madden NFL 13, FIFA 13, and Need for Speed Most Wanted on it.
According to an anonymous source, “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”.
Does this mean that EA will jump ship from Nintendo’s platform completely? That remains to be seen, as there are only five games for the 3DS without any plans to release any future games on either system. Hopefully Nintendo will be able to muster something in the near future for everyone’s sake – they’re basically a huge legacy in the world of video games.