Tech | The Death of the Wii U?

@ECMAG_Dave May 17, 2013 3

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. 

Mass effect 3 may be one of the last EA titles for the Wii U

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.

Own a Wii U?  Want one? Wouldn’t take one for free? Let us know how you feel in the comments below


  1. Ryu May 18, 2013 at 4:30 pm - Reply

    Perhaps you are incorrect, the Wii U may still surprise us all.

  2. Xtheboss May 20, 2013 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    I have the origional wii, not gonna get fooled again by nintendo.

    • @ECMAG_Dave May 20, 2013 at 3:30 pm - Reply

      Hey now, I rather enjoy watching netflix on a wii… it’s not an entirely worthless device. Really, it was rather revolutionary and I was really hoping for more from the as yet entirely unproven Wii U. At this point only time will tell.

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