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Oh, I am going to regret this one. 

Look, actually read the question and respond to it.

I am aware of the EA Origin thing. EA wanted Origin to be the operating system of Nintendo online. Nintendo said no. That is said to be the basis of issues between Nintendo and E.A, on top of any sales issues. 

Yet that was several managers ago. EA has changed top heads at least twice since that point. The guy who bought Star Wars was replaced by a guy who preferred to focus on original content, and he might be gone now too I am honestly not sure. 

That still is at least one top brass guy since then, so why is the mood still there? 



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Why do you think they have an issue?

Isn't it more logical to assume that their games just don't sell enough on Nintendo consoles to be worth the extra time, effort and money that's required to port them?



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Ka-pi96 said:
Why do you think they have an issue?

Isn't it more logical to assume that their games just don't sell enough on Nintendo consoles to be worth the extra time, effort and money that's required to port them?

https://www.ign.com/articles/2018/02/15/nintendo-says-ea-satisfied-with-fifa-switch-sales-more-to-come

Let's start with the fact that FIFA 18 was reported to be satisfactory, and I am also aware that FIFA 19 was down across the board from what I've heard. VGChartz data also suggests FIFA 19 was moving better than FIFA 18 in the same period on Switch. 

This is also on top of the fact FIFA on Switch was gimped both times before this Legacy Edition insult.



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Because it's EA.



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Oh, I am going to regret this one. 

You probably are ...

Look, actually read the question and respond to it.

We'll try but we're not making any promises for the answer you're looking for ...

I am aware of the EA Origin thing. EA wanted Origin to be the operating system of Nintendo online. Nintendo said no. That is said to be the basis of issues between Nintendo and E.A, on top of any sales issues. 

Likely a dumb rumor based on some stupid misunderstanding so I'm wondering if this thread started on the right track ...

Yet that was several managers ago. EA has changed top heads at least twice since that point. The guy who bought Star Wars was replaced by a guy who preferred to focus on original content, and he might be gone now too I am honestly not sure. 

That still is at least one top brass guy since then, so why is the mood still there? 

Don't know if you're misunderstanding things as well or not but the flaw in you're premise is that you assume that EA has a political issue with Nintendo ... 

Have you considered that not to be the case at all ?



KrspaceT said:
Ka-pi96 said:
Why do you think they have an issue?

Isn't it more logical to assume that their games just don't sell enough on Nintendo consoles to be worth the extra time, effort and money that's required to port them?

https://www.ign.com/articles/2018/02/15/nintendo-says-ea-satisfied-with-fifa-switch-sales-more-to-come

Let's start with the fact that FIFA 18 was reported to be satisfactory, and I am also aware that FIFA 19 was down across the board from what I've heard. VGChartz data also suggests FIFA 19 was moving better than FIFA 18 in the same period on Switch. 

This is also on top of the fact FIFA on Switch was gimped both times before this Legacy Edition insult.

Well firstly, being satisfied with something doesn't mean that you're happy with it. Besides, there is more FIFA coming so...

And secondly, sales figures aren't really that important for FIFA. Much more important is the micro-transaction revenue. How was that? Things that will maximise micro-transaction revenue are the focus for the PS4/Xbox versions anyway, so if the Nintendo version is seriously lacking in terms of micro-transactions then it's only natural it would receive much less attention from EA.



Bet Shiken that COD would outsell Battlefield in 2018. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8749702

op you started to wander with your thoughts fairly soon into your first post, your "just read the question and answer it" would be fine if not for the fact that your question is layered in your own feelings on the matters going on here. Would need to unravel your feelings before answering.

Honestly the 2 ways I look at EA being manky about putting games on the Switch is this... 1. they're EA, they're weird when it comes to bringing their games to places and have been shown in the past to cost themselves sales if they have a "grudge" against some aspect of where the games are selling (ie steam) but at the same time and far more importantly for me is this 2. They're EA, I don't care a sod about their games, I could go my whole gaming life without ever playing any EA title and honestly I would lose nothing, none of my favourite games over the last 30 years in the hobby have featured the EA logo and I feel I could go on gaming until the day I die and that wouldn't change.

No EA titles on a platform for me is a bonus rather than a negative, so I'm not going to fight for them to port their stuff to it.



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Because it's EA.

What do people want ? Great solo games which great and original stories. This generation, games like The Witcher 3, Zelda BOTW, God Of War or Red Dead Redemption were praised for their quality.

What EA does ? Releasing a great amount of multi-player oriented games with a lot of micro-transaction, ruin franchises like Star Wars and abandoning a console with huge sales 2 years after its release.

Do all of this make sense ? Of course not, but at this point, it's better to ignore EA



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Starting your thread with condescension always sets the mood right.

If I had to answer the queston I'd guess EA are too busy trying to find their next studio to lobotomise, rather than taking some time to form a health working relationship with Nintendo, and actually putting thought into ways they can profit from the unique Switch market. Priorities.