"EA made it clear that they don't consider the Wii U a hot product..."

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2 years ago#1
EA made it clear that they don't consider the Wii U a hot product for the holidays;

Peter Moore, in response to an analyst question, said "you're probably right that Wii U got a lackluster response" at E3. More to the point, EA hasn't announced any other titles than Mass Effect 3 for the Wii U. No other big spending on the Wii U or next-gen consoles was noted, nor is their forecasting specifically calling out the Wii U as a major positive coming up. Translation: EA doesn't expect great sales from the Wii U.

Still, EA will no doubt be "opportunistic" as interim CFO Ken Barker noted. That means if the Wii U takes off, EA will jump on it, even though it means getting to the party late. This is pretty much how EA (and other major publishers) approached the Wii last time; little support at launch, but once it proved a hit resources were shifted to take advantage of it. The minimum 1-year delay this causes will not help the Wii U in its quest to get established. The other implication of this is that EA will not be putting great effort into specific Wii U development; any titles that are started are likely to be ports, without much resource spent on adapting to the gamepad controller.


http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2012-08-01-ea-continues-in-transition
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2 years ago#2
http://consumerist.com/2012/04/04/congratulations-ea-you-are-the-worst-company-in-america-for-2012/
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2 years ago#3
more likely:
EA is pissed because Nintendo won't allow on-disc DLC, DRM, online passes and all those other nice anti-consumer goodies that EA loves so much
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2 years ago#4
Shocking news!

Company that releases ME3 for $60 on Wii U at the same time the full trilogy is available on other consoles for the same price doesn't expect sales.
2 years ago#5
Juice up the way back machine Sherman!
2 years ago#6
I only care for battlefield 4. As long as it is coming for the Wii U, I don't care about EA's opinions.
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2 years ago#7
Nintendological posted...
EA made it clear that they don't consider the Wii U a hot product for the holidays;

Peter Moore, in response to an analyst question, said "you're probably right that Wii U got a lackluster response" at E3. More to the point, EA hasn't announced any other titles than Mass Effect 3 for the Wii U. No other big spending on the Wii U or next-gen consoles was noted, nor is their forecasting specifically calling out the Wii U as a major positive coming up. Translation: EA doesn't expect great sales from the Wii U.

Still, EA will no doubt be "opportunistic" as interim CFO Ken Barker noted. That means if the Wii U takes off, EA will jump on it, even though it means getting to the party late. This is pretty much how EA (and other major publishers) approached the Wii last time; little support at launch, but once it proved a hit resources were shifted to take advantage of it. The minimum 1-year delay this causes will not help the Wii U in its quest to get established. The other implication of this is that EA will not be putting great effort into specific Wii U development; any titles that are started are likely to be ports, without much resource spent on adapting to the gamepad controller.


http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2012-08-01-ea-continues-in-transition


FIFA doesn't exist anymore? Joke.
2 years ago#8
ADHDguitar posted...
http://consumerist.com/2012/04/04/congratulations-ea-you-are-the-worst-company-in-america-for-2012/


Because people voting on how much the like a company is a direct reflection of the millions of games they sell each year, including Madden, Battlefield, Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Need for Speed, Crysis, Dead Space etc. But hey, you have fun missing out on the next Dragon Age, Dead Space and Crysis. Apparently you would rather take cheap shots than be concerned about the hesitation of a major publisher.
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2 years ago#9
Seriously people, its a troll post.

WED 01 AUG 2012 12:57AM GMT / 8:57PM EDT / 5:57PM PDT

The article was made before the Wii U even came out.

Stop being so... trollable...
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2 years ago#10
From: Big_Isaac | #003
more likely:
EA is pissed because Nintendo won't allow on-disc DLC, DRM, online passes and all those other nice anti-consumer goodies that EA loves so much

so Capcom should be pretty pissed if not even more then
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