Maybe this explains the Wii U's poor 3rd party support?

#1PulpPosted 5/23/2013 8:23:55 PM
I mean, if both Sony and MS agreed to create consoles with used game restrictions, it sure would explain the lack of support Nintendo is getting. Hell, it would even explain EA's reversal of support (the whole Origin thing was always a pretty odd scenario anyway).

Am I reading too much into it?
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#2AdamLazarusPosted 5/23/2013 8:26:08 PM
The Wii U's poor 3rd party support is because Nintendo has poor relationships with third party developers and because the console hasn't sold well enough to reel developers in.

The poor CPU probably doesn't help either.
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#3Pulp(Topic Creator)Posted 5/23/2013 8:30:34 PM
AdamLazarus posted...
The Wii U's poor 3rd party support is because Nintendo has poor relationships with third party developers and because the console hasn't sold well enough to reel developers in.

The poor CPU probably doesn't help either.


Studios don't develop games in a matter of months - it's not especially likely the low sales (which started in Jan and were not reported until March) caused project cancellations that late in the development cycle (for year 1 releases). At worst, we would see delays.

But that's not the case -- it seems like there is a decided lack of developer interest and announced projects.
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#4AdamLazarusPosted 5/23/2013 8:33:33 PM
A lack of games in a console's first six months isn't atypical. The problem with the Wii U is that it has absolutely nothing in the pipeline.
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#5ninsony12Posted 5/23/2013 8:40:05 PM
AdamLazarus posted...
A lack of games in a console's first six months isn't atypical. The problem with the Wii U is that it has absolutely nothing in the pipeline.


Check your facts.
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#6UmitenchoPosted 5/23/2013 8:44:35 PM
AdamLazarus posted...
A lack of games in a console's first six months isn't atypical. The problem with the Wii U is that it has absolutely nothing in the pipeline.


In about 3 months, its big hitters will be rolling out.
#7blazeUP12Posted 5/23/2013 8:59:26 PM
AdamLazarus posted...
The Wii U's poor 3rd party support is because Nintendo has poor relationships with third party developers and because the console hasn't sold well enough to reel developers in.

The poor CPU probably doesn't help either.


Yeah it's not powerful enough for CoD arm hair
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#8Pulp(Topic Creator)Posted 5/23/2013 9:09:33 PM
Umitencho posted...
In about 3 months, its big hitters will be rolling out.


What big hitters, out of curiosity?
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#9sjc1279Posted 5/23/2013 9:33:13 PM
I was thinking the same. lol

1.Wii U doesn't charge used game fees.

2.Wii U slowly losing 3rd party support.

3. EA talking trash about Wii U.

4. EA getting rid of online pass.

5. Microsoft announcing xbone with used game fees.

6. Sony is saying they can't control the developers blocking the used games.
#10toma13Posted 5/23/2013 9:34:32 PM
AdamLazarus posted...
The Wii U's poor 3rd party support is because Nintendo has poor relationships with third party developers and because the console hasn't sold well enough to reel developers in.

The poor CPU probably doesn't help either.


Obviously the XB1 and PS4 have proven themselves in sales, and that's why they have developers backing them.
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