EA Sports announced it’s anniversary title Madden 25 will be available for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 owners earlier this year, while conveniently leaving out any mention of the Wii U. This led many people to believe that EA was cementing its stance against Nintendo by completely refusing to release new products on the console. Today, a representative from EA has confirmed that the Madden series will not be available on Wii U in 2013. This will be the first time the sports series will skip the Nintendo platform since 1991. Here’s what the representative had to say: “We will not be releasing a Wii U version of Madden NFL in 2013. However, we have a strong partnership with Nintendo and will continue to evaluate opportunities for delivering additional Madden NFL products for Nintendo fans in the future.” The strong partnership line of that quote is almost a joke, as EA has been almost violently fighting against Nintendo by making sure consumers know the publisher is not supporting the platform. Many speculated that Madden would still head to the Wii U, since Madden 13 was available and EA enjoys its yearly releases of all its sports titles. All hope of that is severed until the Wii U starts moving consoles and EA will be more than willing to jump back into bed with Nintendo in order to court their customers. [via NWR] local_offer EA electronic arts Madden Nintendo wii u stars Further Reading Nintendo profits are up 520% Breath of the Wild sells 3.8 million units Is Nintendo shafting Axiom Verge because of Dan Adelman? Nintendo doesn't need 3rd parties, says Stardock CEO Earthlock backers will get Switch version if it ever happens Zelda: Breath of the Wild Deluxe guide for $48 on Amazon tronic307 EA is on a roll! At this rate they’ll be voted ‘Worst Company in America’ every year! Laud Woah, no Madden is being released on a console for once?? That’s a good thing. I’m tired of seeing Madden 199X-2013 lots on ebay. I wish those games never existed on the SNES, that’d make looking for games so much easier. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lniX2qsdMTU Bob Wilkerson Big money maker to make basically the same game every year often with little change or improvement other than the roster. Seems to me that most of this could be added in the form of a $20 year DLC or some sort of subscription instead of $60+ and then DLC costs Bob Brochee Worf couldn’t have said it any better… atl hawks Honesty who still gives a crap about Madden. Anyways EA is made of a pile of pansy-boys who ironically takes every measure to rob us of our money( Day 1 DLC, online passes), but don’t want to take advantage of nintendo gamers because they have to follow Nintendo’s rules unlike Micro$oft ReturnoftheTruth2 You guys are so predictable. WHen they make the games for you they are “awesome!” When they don’t make them, you ask who needs them? You are made because you need them. david jarman You would say the same if it were Xbox. Seeing how this is a negative thread, it was very predictable to know you’d be in here. AJ Chioino ^ this seems to be the next biggest thing for trolls to say nowadays. Dominic Coradazzi Nah, I hate EA in general. They keep making pure-shit games and profitting off them because there’s no other company with the license to make sports games with real team names atl hawks No but when your developers says that Crysis 3 was playable on the U and that there were plans adding the platform with Battlefield, but you stop them from doing it just cause this conflict with Nintendo, it’s pretty ridiculous. Andrew Chambers But now we won’t get a bunch of Wii U sales to the people that only buy a console for sport games. NkoSekirei their still butthurt that they couldnt get their flaw origin network onto the wii u such crybabies i really dont care about EA Matthew Stapleton Wow, now THERES a surprise. I didn’t see that coming at all. I hate EA. Mark Thom O DAM!!! Zizo47 Wait, is this just because the Wii U isn’t selling so well at the moment or did I miss something between EA and Nintendo? routerbad EA helped Nintendo develop the Nintendo Network. Then EA made a pitch to Nintendo to use Origin as the basis for their eShop, which would have given EA royalties for every game sold through it, including Nintendo games and other third party publishers. Nintendo said no, and EA is upset at Nintendo for it. EA is losing money like most big publishers, and that deal would have made EA a lot of money, but Nintendo would have been burned on royalties. val berger Nintendo should just buy themselves out. The eShop is actually really well done, so Nintendo could pay EA whatever amount of money there work is worth. EA wouldn’t be pleased by that, but maybe enough to stop bitching around. routerbad I’m pretty sure Nintendo would have paid EA engineers as contractors for any work done to help them set up the network that they already did, EA was pitching origin over and above what was already done. I think (just speculation) that EA just helped them get the backend up and running, and the eShop was another third party contractor that helped them set it up. val berger yeah, however, if anyone of us likes it or not, EA is one of the biggest players on the market and Nintendo needs support by exactly such big players. they need to sort this out. either nintendo has to pay for that, or the players will. After EA’s not just throwing out every shit that comes to their mind, but also swallowing quite talented studios like bioware or criterion, this is a far more serious concern than some Nintendo-Fans want to see here. I don’t need games like Madden, Fifa, NHL and so on either, but it’s obvious that many other ppl do and with the gamepad, it would be really fun for them to for instance draw tactical positions for their players and so on. There’d be many possibilities to especially demonstrate benefits of a WiiU version over other versions. I guess we all do agree that EA is acting totally arrogant and stupid here but instead of Nintendo doing the same mistake, they should just swallow their anger and try to do what’s best for their customers. Because in the end, it’s the best for them too. It remembers me of the Square-Nintendo-Fight about 13 yrs ago and it really didn’t help Nintendo nor their fans. routerbad It isn’t Nintendos issue. What Nintendo need to do is solidify the first party lineup and get people buying this thing like gangbusters so that ea will have little choice but to support the platform. EA believe they can control the industry with ill conceived exclusive franchises and the truth is that they can’t. No one should just cowtow to EA and let them dictate what the platform would get and what it won’t. This is the kind of behavior we would have seen from ea dealing with other third party publishers bringing their games to the eShop if it was run through origin. I’m glad Nintendo told them to pound sand and If that means no madden or battlefield, oh well. When EA continually fails to make any profit on their IPs due to swelling budgets and modest sales, they’ll eventually end up like THQ and they know it. I think you give ea and their franchises too much credit. Devs can leave and form new companies, it’s the individuals that matter. val berger Of course it’s Nintendos issue. But of course you’re right too. The thing is, that Nintendo currently isn’t in a position to tell other publishers what to do. If their console would sell like the Wii, they surely had some stronger argumentation, but if EA looks at the +70Mio PS3-users and the +70Mio XBox360 users, then checks out the +3Mio WiiU users, they may be quick in doing the maths here. I know, the WiiU is a new system and the others aren’t, but speaking of userbase and of the fact, that the architecture of PS360 games isn’t that different from WiiU games, it’s comparable. I think most fans here are giving EA far too less credit. I personally know that it’s still like the mcdonalds of gaming companies speaking of values, quality/quantity and their focus of dominating their market. But then again, who ain’t be going to mc donalds? of course, everyone would agree, that no one ever would need that crap-food, but still it’s one of the biggest companies in the world. I’m just saying that no matter how the actual quality of EA’s products might be, some of them are actually working as must have-brands. A console without franchises like FIFA, Madden, Need for Speed and so on will surely be of less interest for a huge targetgroup. Of course you don’t belong to them, but just trust me, there are zillions of people out there who may not even really check out every gamereview or article and just relies on what’s trending in his/her circle of friends. I for example know many huge groups of friends who regularly play FIFA, I personally think that Need for Speed really did add some value to my WiiU; if you’re having a videogame-playing girlfriend, then there’s some possibility that she might be into the Sims and so on. EA isn’t THQ. I’m afraid, some people here don’t really know, how freakin big EA actually is. Actually, I’m really wondering, that EA never considered producing their own Origin-infected gaming system. But then again, of course I’m not saying, that EA can’t go down. They are currently suffering the same financial losses, many other companies in that industry do and in their case the reason surely is to be searched amongst some of the superdumb marketingdecisions they made. But it would take far more than that to get such a colossus down on the ground and before that happens, the WiiU being disontinued is a far more obvious scenery. Although I still wouldn’t see things about the WiiU that bad, as it’s support is kinda growing. I’m just saying that Nintendo needs any help and EA is more then any help. routerbad To the contrary, I enjoy sports titles very much, however I chose not to buy EA sports products out of principle. I won’t sit here and tell anyone that EA franchises wouldn’t be welcome on the Wii U. What I’m saying is that it will not hurt Nintendo in the long run. EA supported the Wii early and strong, but that support waned tremendously after the first 6 months of the consoles life due to low sales figures and the expense of delivering content to Nintendo platforms at the time. Nintendo have changed their tactics with regards to licensing and eShop royalties, so many of the barriers to making a profit are now gone. It isn’t Nintendo’s responsibility to make sure that one publisher with an axe to grind come back to their console, and if I were them, I would make it a point to prove to EA that they do not, in fact, control the industry and that their franchises can be replaced with better games that are more creative and innovative. Alas, I am a man of principle. EA will not affect console sales nor will it affect sales of titles that do come to the platform. In fact, many of the publishers that have competing products to EA will have less competition on the Wii U than other platforms, which will make it invariably more enticing to support. I think you give EA far too much credit, they are bleeding money, their franchises are starting to flounder, because of technical issues related to their games, their pricing tactics on DLC and in game purchases, and the lack of creativity and improvement in their franchises. They are becoming irrelevant with every franchise outside of their NFL license, and were counting on Nintendo to fix that for them. Don’t count out how much money they would have been making if Nintendo implemented Origin as their eShop. Every third party and Nintendo themselves would have been required to pay royalties to EA whenever anything was published on the eShop, any DLC, updates, microtransactions, etc would have meant money on EA’s ledger. EA knows full well they are running 120MPH directly toward a publishing brick wall thanks to the oversaturation of AAA budgets to make games and market them. EA could have made money on Nintendo, other publishers, indie developers, HTML5 app developers, everyone. Nintendo made the right choice, because 3rd party support outside of EA would have been completely dry had they gone through with it. Denvy Wow, EA = Bunch of Big Babies NkoSekirei u mean pansies Denvy That too! Anthony Gittens !!!!!!EA Sports It’s In The LAME!!!!!! David BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA. Keep your lame game. Zorpix I really dont give a hoot about the nth installment of madden ludist210 Silver lining: it’s not coming out on PS4 or the next XBox either. So there’s that. D.M.T That doesn’t make it right. 0 people on earth owns a PS4 while 3+ million own a Wii U ludist210 I agree, but I’m just saying…maybe EA is working on a next-gen Madden for all three systems (but I doubt it). I might have bought Madden 25 on Wii U (haven’t owned a Madden game since ’07 on Wii) since the majority of my friend list consists of people I’ve met online, but I won’t buy it on PS3 even though I can…just not as into sports games as I used to be. bizzy gie Exactly. I’ve stated this before. How are systems that haven’t even launched yet getting more attention and more third parties with an install base of 0? Yet if the Wii U wants the same support, it’s the only console that has to prove itself through exponential sales first. gigantor21 “Strong support” huh? Their support of the Wii U is about as strong as Capcom’s for the Vita. As an owner of the latter, I feel your pain. Elem187 Well NFS:MW with all that extra work that went into it, BOMBED hard… like 10,000 copies sold. Its a shame that my fellow Nintendo fans didn’t jump at the chance to purchase a game that really shows off how vastly stronger the hardware is compared to the PS360. Orange Lada Because I have to pay full pop on the e-shop. Bring the price down to $39 on e-shop and watch it fly. Bob Wilkerson Do you have a link to those sales numbers? I cannot find one that breaks it down by system the game sold on. Sidney Majurie Check VGChartz.com. He’s right… Bob Wilkerson Thanks, I did check and it is at 20,000 or so… Still very low to the other systems which is a shame. I think that is partially due to the slow start of the Wii U and also the fact that most fans of the series got the game for the other platform when it was released months earlier before the Wii U was out. I am a big fan of the NFS series and got it for my XBOX as I did not have the Wii U as I did not anticipate it would come out for the Wii U to be honest. Andrew Chambers That’s because it had EA on the box. Super Buu And I confirm I’m skipping my support for EA. mikel334u2 It’s a shame because most of EA’s franchises sell well and are critically received well. This is hurting both EA and Nintendo. Bob Wilkerson I love the strong partnership part. I think this is EA’s way of being a bully. Trying to get Nintendo cave into their demands by withholding games. Well just like every bully this one will lose in the end. Blah maybe nintendo should take EA to “Bully Beatdown” and let Miyamoto and Reggie beat the crap out of EA’s head 😀 Elem187 Nintendo should offer to publish more games from their partners with Capcom, Ubi and Activision. THe best way to get back at EA is to buy up all the third party games on the Wii u that are not made by EA… Make sales of ZombiU, Monster Hunter, Lego and Injustice sell gangbusters. D.M.T EA said they have a “strong partnership” with Nintendo lol. Who are they trying to fool? We weren’t born yesterday. You have a strong partnership with Nintendo and yet Madden NFL, Tiger Woods PGA Tour and Crysis 3 skips the Wii U? REALLY EA?? I read somewhere that Retro Studios was working on a NFL game for GameCube called NFL Retro Football but it got cancelled when EA agreed to release all their games for Nintendo systems. I think it’s time that Retro Studios start working on that football game again for the Wii U since EA is being a cunt to all of us Nintedward Maybe a Nintendo allstars American football game 🙂 Levi Johansen Yes! That would be awesome, that’s a football game I’d buy! Nintedward I would buy it and I’m from Manchester , England. I like Football/soccer. But I would definitely give a Nintendo American football game a go! I would probably like Madden if I tried it lol. Hugh Quinn with some form 3rd-party compines (like sonic and soild snake in brawl) Bob Wilkerson Not to mention EA does something to block competitors like 2KSports from making an NFL football game. Somehow they got the monopoly on the licensing from NFL. How this was legal I do not know. Elem187 NFL is a private company and can choose who to sell their licenses too… Blame the NFL for giving EA exclusive licensing. Bob Wilkerson I think that exclusive licensing deal ended this year didn’t it? I understand the NFL has the right to choose but it seems like some shady business deals went on for this. I mean why wouldn’t the NFL want to sell the licenses of their team likenesses to other gaming companies just like they do to sports clothing for example. More money for the NFL. There seems to be no other logic than EA using it’s muscle as the biggest sports game franchise in the industry which is what I am questioning about that choice of the NFL being forced and not really a choice at all. Nathan DeFalco The NFL didn’t want to deal with the hassle of listening to multiple pitches from software companies. That’s why. That’s not my opinion, either. I remember talk like that when the deal first happened. It is kind of a pain to try and figure out which company is going to present the NFL in the best light. Or be good business deals in other ways. Now, though, I think it’s going to come back to bite them seeing how sales of Madden are down 27% and nobody likes EA any more. The Clockwork Being LOL you know what we should do. Make a dozen of sports games(football, Basket-Ball, Hockey, Soccer) exclusively for Nintendo with alot more content, similar controls to the EA games and with awesome Miivese online experience. So now when EA will see this and release their sport games to compete the Nintendo sport game(FIFA 14 vs Nintendo Pro Soccer Evolutuion) we buy the Nintendo one and leave the EA one in the dust. LOOOL massive trolling (Personally I think what I just said sounds evil but hey EA deserves it) Sidney Majurie Wow, you beat me to the Retro Studio football thing. I remember it being canned for Gamecube launch. They should totally make an unlicensed football game. 2K made better football games before EA monopolized the NFL license. They ran EA out of basketball already. Nintendo should fund a 2K football game. It would sell like gang busters since the people who still buy Madden only do so out of lack of options and habit. Andrew Chambers Or how about a Canadian football game? They could use real teams. NoPUNintendo I don’t know if that would work, eh? Andrew Chambers But it’d be interesting, dontcha you know? BuckStud Considering that EA has a “Monopoly” on the NFL franchise for consoles, a class action suit to be formed against them. Thomas Fitzgibbon The only thing EA won’t be “skipping” is next year’s ‘Worst Company In America’ title. jerry LMFAO EA once again turning their backs as well as no call of duty ghost!!!funny the next gen have not even been shown yet 3rd party are already planning games for it!!! This with nintendo bricking it and not having an E3 conference goes to show you the wii u is dead!!! eli you know that wii u still has a chance as well as any other console of getting ghost right? NkoSekirei dont feed the trolls Elem187 Uhm EA doesn’t publish Call of Duty. Activision does, and they made a statement that they are not announcing any version of ghosts for any next gen systems.. Wii u is nextgen, so its not being named at this time, just like the PS4 version wasn’t announced. Jim Wanstall Does anyone really care about this game seriously . Bob Wilkerson There are many people that care about sports games.. Sports games are huge with some players and Madden is one of the best selling. Elem187 Yea but they probably already have a different console for that, no? I buy Nintendo consoles specifically because their library is radically different from the Dudebrostation3 and Dudebrobox60… if all three systems had identical libraries (which 2 do) I dont see the value in owning any… 2 identical twins is enough. Bob Wilkerson That is a good point though. I think it is about choice and with the Dudebrostation4 and Dudebrobox720 coming out with a hefty price tag I am sure many (aside from the self proclaimed hard core dudebro gamers) will think twice before dropping $500+ into a news system from them. I own a XBOX 360 but waited a couple years after it came out to get one. I like playing games on it but honestly only bought it because it was more convenient than hooking up a GamingPC to my TV at the time which did not support HDMI or digital inputs. Now that pretty much all TVs and all computers/video cards have HDMI standard it is easier than ever to hook up a decent gaming capable PC to a TV just like you would a console. So if I am going think about going to a platform that will not work with my existing games I am going PC and that way I will have to worry less about my older games not working when a newer and more powerful video card comes out or when I am ready to upgrade that PC. ConCity Soldier I want NFL 2K15 to come out next year. I will certainly buy it if EA loses the exclusive deal. F EA! They expected that crappy version of Madden to sale. I have Madden 13on Wii U. That game is a freaking joke! The frames are completely shattered, I mean completely. I don’t mean a little off and still playable, I mean terrible, online lagging ouch! Make a real Madden and people would’ve bought it. F ! Nintedward ”EA will be more than willing to jump back into bed with Nintendo in order to court their customers.” Nah… I have a new girl , she’s called Ubisoft 😉 Nathan DeFalco I hear she has a sister. Her name’s Capcom. Nintedward Yeah , she has an azz like Jill Valentine off Resident evil rev HD 😉 eli …I really could care less…and this really isn’t that surprising… Nintedward EA really is a shell of a company. The only big third party publisher with any balls is Ubisoft. DragonSilths Activision is also one…sometimes. like with Bungie and Destiny. mikel334u2 Yea, Activision is actually making better business practices now (a lot better than EA). Andrew Chambers Sadly this actually proves that EA has balls. I mean what other company would risk losing many supporters and sells just out of spite? They’re probably hoping Nintendo will get so disparate for support that they’ll allow Orgin in the system. Too bad for EA that Nintendo can afford to not have EA games on the system. val berger This EA issue is really bad. I wish Nintendo and some fanboys could see that. EA is mainstream and if Nintendo keeps trying to access the mainstream market, they will need them. Jeffrey Debris U madden, bro? Bob Wilkerson The other thing to consider is a game like Madden or many sports games could make use of the gamepad rather well to call plays and see stats and such. I could see a sports game of this type being one of the first game types to support two gamepads for local two player when and if that option becomes available on the Wii U Mickey Mouse No loss to me personally, but a loss for the wii U ( which I do care about), as I’m sure there are Wii U owners who do want to play it. Elem187 Seems like they are burning bridges with Nintendo gamers…. 90%+ of Wii U owners are the hardcore Nintendo fans who pay attention to moves like this and will remember it in the future when EA tries to get their games back on the system when the userbase picks up. Bob Wilkerson Gamers in general… Not many are very happy with their business practices of the past few years as evident by them taking the crown as the worst company two years in a row. Saul Rivera The last Madden game I’ve played was on the N64..so at least I’m not going to miss this one… Jason Setley Worst Company is living up to the name. 2K sports was always better, hockey, baseball etc.. Sad 2Ksports cant make an NFL games. Morits Lian Please go away if you want to be that kind of a dick. Denvy For me this is no big deal. I actually don’t play any EA games whatsoever, but does suck for system support, so I guess it indirectly affects me. Cesar Barroso people, i would like to ask you Nintend, on Miiverse, to start outsourcing sports simulators for their consoles. Ken Griffey Jr. on the N64 was a really good exclusive. Bob Wilkerson So EA no longer stands for Electronic Arts and now stands for Extreme Assholes!! howling_wolf1334:[ Hahahah, ‘Extreme Assholes’, thats a good one… Javy G Please, Midway bring NFL Blitz to the Wii U with online gameplay and I will be satisfied! Zuxs13 Losing sports franchises on the Wii U will suck, but so do most of these sports franchises. On a positive note now people can buy good new 3rd party games on Nintendo this year like Watch Dogs and Deus EX. oontz Look I love the wii but saying Deus Ex is a new game when I played and beat it almost 2 years ago is stupid. Zuxs13 hence why i said new games ON Nintendo. This is a new game to Nintendo. Elem187 The less dudebro games coming to the Wii U makes the console all that much more appealing. Its embarrassing that the only games that sell in the west are shooters, space marines, brown/grey color palettes, interactive cinema adventures(press ‘A’ for awesome) and sports games. If the Wii U becomes mostly a Japanese library centric console, it will become the perfect console for me.(it already looks like it) Orange Lada It may be that sports games, having a one year cycle (new one in 2014), there isn’t enough volume to justify a launch/port to a next gen platform this year. That being said, there is no love lost between EA and the Wii U community, or the game buying community in general. I haven’t bought EA games now for a couple of years. Seems my sentiments are reflected in the lacklustre EA share price, too. With that idiot Riccitiello finally gone, perhaps EA now has a chance. EA’s reluctance to produce new product on a new platform this year, may be due to their post-Riccitello transition – layoffs and cutbacks and possibly short staff in some areas while they re-align. I’m not so sure this one is aimed at Nintendo. Jack5221 I never understood why people buy sports games. Especially when they’re literally the same thing, year after year after year with slightly “improved” graphics… Levi Johansen There are new characters, I guess – improved strategy or something. Nobody is buying every single game though, they ust buy the lastest one, and play it until it breaks or they get a new console… Makes sence to me, but I’d never buy sports games – unless they have Mario! Nintendofreak well guess nintendo isnt making the same mistake with the wiiu as in the wii since there appears to be less shovelware Moshugaani Douchebag EA. I don’t need them for anything, but sadly this will have a negative effect on Wii U’s ever gloomy popularity. SYates Good. Petri And I’ll be skipping EA games on every platform, from phones to pc. only god can judge me Looks like nintendo will have to carry the load all by theirself with there 1st party titles which is not a big deal because it got them to where they are today discuss Shovelware don’t care. Ricky Guzman Noone wants EA games anyway. val berger yeah of course, that’s why they are as big as they are. big enough to be voted as the worst company. big enough to give a shit about that because they’re still selling their stuff. Jon Who cares, version 25 of this game not coming to the Wii U. Julio EA SUCKS!!! That is all! Only a few are true gamers No loss for us EA..EA choke on it! Adam Fox GOOD! They shouldn’t be making these games EVERY year anyway…half the time its just “stat” updates instead of new graphics…..release stat updates via DLC…..E.A. can go to hell anyway Paul Wright I can save $60 and go play football outside. Jimmy D. Fugate And not a single f*ck was given today. Prophetic1 I wonder if the nfl knows that ea a is holding the nfl brand hostage and keeping kids who have wiiu the chance to learn and embrace the nfl. Madden would love the touch screen. Make plays, children may want to coach football. Wish I had the juice to present wiiu’s case to have football. Goodell couldn’t deny giving children the opportunity to learn the nfl. Madden either. Michael Jurado Omg i figured it out EA can’t handle the challenge of programming for something new Prophetic1 It’s the principalities of it. Forget EA. we need the nfl to hear us. Not only is ea the only nfl game, they can decide what consoles/quality experience consumers get. And telling what kid gets to play/learn the game. Suppressing the nfl’s reach to all the people. Maybe wiiu isn’t selling great. But 1kid could become greatest player/coach/owner etc…. From having the opportunity to play madden for the first time. Prophetic1 EA’s gonna want another contract with the nfl. lets give the NFL a reason not to. nfl’s gonna get there money. It’s not the 90’s anymore. Prophetic1 I had the first madden for the sega genesis. There’s thing on that game that EA just maybe forgot about that would make madden better. 1example: during a season, when you finish a game, if another game is close at the end, you would actually get to watch the end of the game to see what happens. It was the shizznit. No other ea game after that did it. That’s how lazy they got. They make the nfl look foolish and careless. Like all they want is the doe. Prophetic1 I’m sorry wiiu daily. I just wish Nintendo would show more hunger. Not only for Nintendo, but for the turbografix16’s , Panasonic 3dos, etc.. That tried.Software companies shouldn’t run the gaming industry. DragonSilths Nintendo started the consoles with the NES. They aren’t a Software only company. routerbad That was the point. EA is a software only company, and they are trying to use their franchises to control hardware manufacturers. They think they can control the industry at large, not even realizing that if they had their way the gaming industry would have collapsed again long ago. Prophetic1 That’s right. Atari and calecovision werea little older but nes opened the flood gates. I was in third grade when I got my Nintendo wit the gyro mite and duck hunt. Third party developers like EA think they can destroy systems by getting into contracts and making the most money. Look how smug they are to Nintendo, thinking the system won’t succeed won’t them. Other companies are dumb to follow . But as long as its bout the bottom line, thelove ofhaving as many people as possible play your product is gone and so is the passion. This y the majority of games suck. david jarman Dear, EA. Fuck off! Chiwawaboi eh, screw it. we didnt purchase a wii u for madden, correct? sdmac200600 honestly…..who cares about madden? val berger Quite enough Link Slayer I dont blame them anymore. Nintendo needs to be way more agressive in selling consoles. I wouldn’t want my game on there either. I’ve been let down. ThunderGod_Cid What?!! You mean to tell me that the company that has won the “Golden Poo” award for two straight years, isn’t releasing their buggy $60 roster update on the WiiU?!! Johny yay 😀 EA and their bullshit Archiq09 EA abandon unnecessary war :3 Guest “However, we have a strong partnership with Nintendo…” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztVMib1T4T4 MetroidZero “However, we have a strong partnership with Nintendo…” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztVMib1T4T4 Matt Lambourne Good. Everyone should boycott EA and then maybe they’ll give us more than FIFA and Madden every damn year. They are so lazy but too many people fall for it. val berger won’t be happening. it’s like blocking mcdonalds and expecting them to switch to healthy food. Barters As much as I hate to say it, but EA is a public company so it doesn’t have room for personal vendettas against Nintendo. If there is a profit to be made with an acceptable risk profile EA will make games for the Wii U. If not, it won’t. DemonRoach Unfortunately, Nintendo doesn’t care, they have their head too far up Japanese asses. Manuel Marquez Jr. I really hope the EA and NFL exclusive agreement doesn’t get renewed and we can see 2k making another NFL 2K game. 2K5 shat all over Madden 2005 and 2k sports have been pumping out better and better NBA games since basically putting NBA Live out of commission. Waluigi Sports games = boring Waluigi Sports games = awesome Enrique Rodriguez I hate EA games david daniel wharton camacho i dont care about madden but even though i can see EA taking care on their words hahahahaa they dont want worst company again, even though they lie, its nice to say that than we will not give this games to nintendo fireheartis1 If they bring NFL 2K back I will gladly support them instead. I can’t stand EA and their devilish ways. Scott McAllister To satisfy the footballers, maybe developers should look at the Canadian Football League (CFL). Before you knock the Canadian game, you’ve got to experience it ! And to keep it simple and pure, the video game can be titled after the championship game itself … GREY CUP 2013. ReturnoftheTruth2 I thought that EA held rights to that? Even if they don’t, that won’t fly in the US as most people have no idea about it nor do they care. 8 teams is not making a game. The best thing to do is to make a game with teams named after NFL cities. ReturnoftheTruth2 Now do you believe that the Wii U is done? JBeauregard No, lack of EA support – especially in the form of yearly Madden re-treads – is not a sign of doom for the Wii U. Because of the games EA has, it’s in the best interest for Ninty to find a way to get them on board; ;however, the console growth this upcoming holiday season in early 2014 is going to be astonishing. ReturnoftheTruth2 You know the Dreamcast did not have any EA support… JBeauregard I didn’t know that. I had and loved my Dreamcast, but never paid attention to publishers. I was just a kid 🙂 I just figure that with EA’s library, it’s best to have them on board. However, I find the Wii U to be damn amazing, and believe that EA isn’t a deal breaker for the success of the Nintendo console. Ducked I could careless, I only play NHL and Fifa. di g 4 words…WHO GIVES A SHIT!!! Stenaven We should all just go to EA’s facebook, twitter, forums, everything, and just post “Screw you EA. Love, Wii U Owner” Can you imagine hundreds or even thousands of people doing that? It’d make my day, no, my week! Aleksandar Antonijevic I’ll do that for you and for myself. Martijn Plasmans Porting this game to the Wii U is an investment. They won’t make a large number of cash from it because of the small installed base of the Wii U. The investment will pay out itself when the nest Madden Arrives. ( See what ubisoft does with the Assassins Creed franchise) Clearly they don’t want to invest in it, so they shouldnt be surprised when the next title of Madden on the Wii U will sell only a small number of copy’s. Colin Peter Parks Leave a message…EA you are fucking scum, i am boycotting your games on other formats. I have a ps3,360 aswell and have pre ordered the ps4. Your lack of support ruined the dreamcast do not take the same stance on wii u. Kristian Kouvo Who gives a shit about EA anyway. Just go bankrupt already. TAKANYAN LOL the last sentence. JBeauregard This is not a loss. The Madden game is old news. It should be a base game with DLC every season. Frankly, I’ll be happy about not seeing any new Madden on Miiverse. Not only that, but like others have said, EA sucks. Ace J so…what about the ps4 or the new xbox? Kristian Kouvo EA, Electronic Asses. ejownz6 I don’t buy Madden games but many people do. Less franchises on the Wii U will mean less consoles sold. This is bad news. I don’t like EA, but they make games for PC, 360 and PS3. Clearly Nintendo is part of the problem here. Merham Limba EA is microsoft’s bitch. nin-10-doughfan you can have your game EA!