With Electronic Arts having announced that they are not developing titles for the Wii U, the industry took it as another metaphorical nail in Nintendo’s coffin. The company, which has long since relied on internal AAA titles, has continued to struggle here in the United States.
Recently an EA employee, Bob Summerwill, senior systems engineer and architect at EA Sports, took to Twitter to discuss his issues with the console. “The WiiU is crap. Less powerful than an XBOX360,” he began, “Poor online/store. Weird tablet. Nintendo are walking dead at this point.”
“Nintendo platforms have always been very poor revenue-wise for third parties. Only Mario and Zelda make money. . .WiiU isn’t where that family/casual market is. It’s on mobile/tablet now!”
All of his relevent tweets can be found below in case they are deleted. What are your thoughts? Has Nintendo already failed? Or are they simply holding on until all of their big AAA titles can be released?