Another major stumbling block to success for the already slow sales of the Wii U has been announced today, as powerhouse publisher EA Games announces that no current Wii U titles are in development.
The move comes as a surprise considering the status of EA as an launch partner for the device, although Nintendo has struggled to meet sales targets for their new console consistently. Their recent announcements as to a fresh marketing strategy does not seem to have deterred EA from dropping support for the new device however.
Since the launch of the Wii U EA has created versions of Mass Effect 3, Fifa 13 as well as Need for Speed Most Wanted, however at this time and despite their launch commitment to the hardware EA will not be producing Wii U versions of its largest, most popular franchises, which include Madden, Battlefield and Fifa.
Nintendo is expected to unveil their proposed summer lineup for the Wii U at some point today as well as reveal their plans to introduce more games to their newest console. However it remains to be seen if the new marketing strategy can resurrect what is quickly becoming the latest in the stories history of failed consoles. Only time will tell if the Wii U will join the hallowed ranks beside the Atari Jaguar, Virtual Boy and N-Gage.