It has already been announced that next installment of Call of Duty will be leaving Wii U users high and dry. The mega hit virtual war series has already disclosed that it will not be making a copy of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare for the failing Nintendo console. But its not just Wii U console sales that have caused Activision to pull the title from Nintendo users.
The company explained that creating the game for the Wii U is more complicated than it is for Xbox, Playstation, and PC. With the built-in gamepad controller, Activision would be forced to recreate aspects of the game unique to the Wii U. Creating versions of the game for Xbox, Playstation, and PC only requires making minor tweaks
The decision to skip a Wii U platform for the newest Call of Duty does not come as a surprise. For past releases such as Call of Duty: Ghosts, Modern Warfare 3 and Black Ops 2, Wii Users had to waits for months to get their copies after the games were released to Xbox, Playstation, and PC. In fact, Ubisoft reported that Wii U sales only account for 3% of total Call of Duty revenue. Activision isn’t the only gaming company to back off the Wii U platform. Ubisoft recently passed on making a copy of its latest addition to the Assassin’s Creed saga for Wii U.
To date the Wii U still has more consoles sold than the Xbox One, and even if that changes soon there is a small but dedicated group invested in the console. Part of the reason that titles like Call of Duty and Assassin’s Creed have not sold well is because by nature the Wii U is a family console. Parent’s often buy the console as a way for the family to play video games together. There are also the die hard fans who refuse to switch over to another console even if it means forgoing smash hit titles.
Sadly though, they will most likely continue to miss out on Call of Duty and the like. Ubisoft and Activision are not going to suddenly change their minds, especially when Nintendo sales account for practically nothing. It’s a trend that Nintendo better hope doesn’t catch on.
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Edited by Zain.
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