With yesterday bringing confirmation that EA have no games in development for Wii U, an employee of the third-party publisher has today decided to twist the knife.
EA Sports senior software engineer and architect Bob Summerwill has blasted the console, stating that “Nintendo are walking dead at this point.”
In response to someone querying if EA’s decision indicates problems internally at the publisher, or if the Wii U was dead on arrival, Summerwill wrote: “The Wii U is crap. Less powerful than an Xbox 360. Poor online/store. Weird tablet. Nintendo are walking dead at this point.”
He continues, “Nintendo are still operating like it’s 1990. They should have ‘done a SEGA’ and offered Mario/Zelda as PS4/Durango exclusives. Instead they make this awful console, and this [Wii Street U].
“Just stop it! Just make great games! It is an utterly intentional decision to focus our resources on markets which actually matter … like mobile, and Gen4.
“One more. Nintendo platforms have always been very poor revenue-wise for third parties. Only Mario and Zelda make money.”
Alex Seedhouse+ Alex's early adoration for Nintendo began with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land. This developed over the years, later peaking when he hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Nowadays, his enthusiasm is shared through Nintendo Insider, a place in which he can document his thoughts regarding the big N.