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I would welcome a Need for speed game, switch is still lacking in the racer department. Hopefully Grid turns out good



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Darwinianevolution said:
zorg1000 said:

But there wasnt a lack of launch support, Wii U launched on Nov 18 and had 37 retail games by the end of December and sales had already plummeted to sub-50k by the 2nd week of January.

It had Call of Duty, FIFA, Madden, NBA, Assassins Creed, Batman Arkham, 007, Mass Effect, Darksiders, ZombiU, Tekken, Ninja Gaiden, Warriors Orochi, Monster Hunter, Need for Speed, Lego City, Just Dance, Scribblenauts, Rabbids, Skylanders, Sonic Racing all in the launch window.

EA could have released Medal of Honor: Warfighter, Crysis 3, Dead Space 3 & Army of Two (their big games of late 2012-early 2013) and it would have made no difference, people didnt want Wii U.

Nobody outside of hardcore forum going gamers knew or cared about the "unprecedented partnership" or Origin boycott so those are irrelevent.

The problem was never the launch support, it was the support after launch that immediately dried up. If I can recall, the Vita suffered the same problem. And even if casual customers did not know about the specifics of the "unprecedented partnership" and the Origin boycott, the results of those were clear even for them: Lack of games. Again, the EA debacle was not the most important factor for the WiiU's failure, but it's not insignificant either.

Launch support should hold a system up for more than 2 weeks, it dropped to sub-50k in the 2nd week of January, that is not from lack of support since early January has never been known for big releases, that's from the system itself being undesirable and no amount of EA support would have made that better.

The EA debacle is so far down the list of reasons Wii U failed that it's not even worth mentioning, every relevant thing that went wrong with Wii U came from Nintendo themselves, unappealing hardware, terrible marketing/advertising & poor 1st party support are the main culprits.



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Glad to hear they are finally porting the engine over. I hope that means EA will port over plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare, among other games,



     

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cycycychris said:
Glad to hear they are finally porting the engine over. I hope that means EA will port over plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare, among other games,

Isnt a new one rumored for next year? If so, I think Switch would be a good fit for it.



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