Peter Moore rebukes claims that Nintendo are “dead” to EA


Responding to anonymous comments that suggested Nintendo had become “dead” to the publisher, EA’s COO Peter Moore has voiced his support for the Kyoto-based outfit, declaring them to be “a great partner.”

“Don’t trust ‘anonymous sources,'” Moore wrote on Twitter. “Nintendo’s a great partner. They never have been, and never will be, ‘dead’ to EA…”

The publisher’s last title for Wii U was Need for Speed: Most Wanted U by Criterion Games, after which they stated that they had “no games in development” for the console and took a step back as Nintendo struggled to maintain any sales momentum behind it.

Moore stated that a lack of online engagement on Wii U meant that it appeared “out of sync” with the direction EA were pursuing, a world in which social interaction played heavily into the user experience.

Comments from an anonymous EA source had emerged yesterday, in which they had reportedly said: “Nintendo was dead to us very quickly. It became a kids IP platform and we don’t really make games for kids. That was pretty true across the other labels too.

“Even the Mass Effect title on Wii U, which was a solid effort, could never do big business, and EA like Activision is only focused on games that can be big franchises.”

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