EA: No FIFA 14 on Wii U Because Last Game Didn’t Perform Well

In an update to a story on Friday over at Eurogamer about Madden NFL 25 not coming to the Wii U and a decision about the fate of FIFA 14 on the platform, an unnamed rep from the company confirmed that the latest football title from EA Sports would be a no-show. This is not news to anyone who paid attention last week when EA said it had no games in development for the Wii U currently. Obviously that also includes every imaginable EA Sports title.

What is interesting is why EA claims it isn't bringing the game to the Wii U: the last game in the series for Wii U performed very poorly, according to the publisher:

"Six months ago FIFA 13 was a launch title on Wii U," an EA spokesperson told Eurogamer. "Although the game featured FIFA's award-winning HD gameplay and innovative new ways to play, the commercial results were disappointing. We have decided not to develop FIFA 14 on Wii U."

So that's EA's answer on that franchise and it's likely the answer it will give for every established franchise they own. EA does not see any games it could release on the Wii U making it any money… What we all wonder is at what point did EA make that decision, because the Wii U hasn't been on the market all that long…

Source: Eurogamer

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    Zen says:

    I don't think EA is even trying to make any kind of "positive" slant on this anymore.  I can understand if a company wants to only work on a particular piece of hardware, but this is sad when they basically go fanboy ranting crap everywhere that they themselves have proven to be untrue lol.

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    lomdr says:

    I think these stories are going to continue to run as them denying the U titles are running against them trying to keep their postitive deal with Nintendo up

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    Zen says:

    EA sent their games to die on the Wii U on purpose.  Show Mass Effect 3, then immediately sell a collection for the same price on everything else (they could have EASILY made this a Wii U title).  Follow up by bringing in your sports games, telling people they are limited, and then expecting the money to flow like wine.  

    As much as EA keeps making these statements (we get it, you guys don't like the Wii U) they are trying on purpose to sour people on a console they could not control how they wanted.  Ironically one of their own developers (good ole Criterion) made a game on the Wii U that not only ran well, it featured better graphics and more features than the 360 and PS3 versions…which goes against EA's latest rant.  

    I know a bunch of sites are running all of these events as link bait, but I really don't care about what EA is saying anymore because just like when a kid starts throwing a tantrum for not getting their way I ignore them as they sit in the corner lol.  

    What I would like to know though is why after EA made the announcement that they are making no games for the Wii U, why is everyone still saying it is news when they say each individual title isn't coming?  

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    Andrew Eisen says:

    Gee, FIFA 13 on the Wii U didn't sell well?  You think it had anything to do with the fact that you got caught trying to pass off FIFA 12 as last year's game?

    I'll say it again, EA: STOP BULLSHITTING US!


    Andrew Eisen

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    lomdr says:

    Funny, EA, as there are reports that there were missing features from Madden 13 and Fifa 13 compared to the rest that ended up having a hand in them not performing well on the U

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