Activision Wants Nintendo To Be Successful With Wii U

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Despite still not confirming whether Call of Duty: Ghosts will be coming to Wii U, Activision still says that it wants the Wii U to be a success for Nintendo. Activision Publishing boss Eric Hirshberg says that the company scrutinises opportunities very carefully, and if they think the opportunity will pay off, then they devote their efforts to it. Hirshberg says that they want to see Nintendo be successful and will do anything they can to do to ensure this happens.

“I don’t think we’re slower to move; we’re a very choiceful company. We’re very choiceful in the number of titles we make. We scrutinize opportunities very carefully, and when we go into them we go big. And I think that’s been part of the formula for our success. We were there with a lot support for the Wii U at launch with a Call of Duty game, with a Skylanders game and with several other titles. We want to see Nintendo be successful and we want to do anything we can to help them be successful. Obviously the Wii U is struggling – that’s not a secret, I don’t think there’s any other way to read the narrative right now – but they’re a really good company and they’ve got some incredible IP that has yet to come, that they honed for that platform. We have a vested interest in making them successful.”

136 thoughts on “Activision Wants Nintendo To Be Successful With Wii U”

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  1. Um, that’s great that Activision hopes for Nintendo’s success, but real talk, you can keep Call of Duty and Skylanders.

    1. Nah. I like Call of Duty and this your post is extremely dumb because these two franchises are very big for a console.

  2. To make the Wii U better, they need third party help. I don’t think Nintendo’s trying hard enough to get third party games. They need to reach out more and ask several developers for help. They already got a good idea with Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem and Sonic Lost Worlds, why not ask for more?

    1. To be fair, we don’t know what Nintendo’s been doing; maybe they have some surprising 3rd party games coming. Its not like the games you mentioned were expected. There could be more…

    2. Not true. Nintendo needs to drop there big games to increase sales. Then third party will come. Third party’s will not support if the numbers aren’t there. Look at the vita. It’s better in terms of specs then the 3ds but no one is buying it so it gets no support.

  3. if you want them to be successful then were is the dlc for black ops 2 wii u activision ? that would help make them successful

      1. I don’t think that would hurt the COD franchise or mean less money for Activision. Its lazy to take something that already exists and bring it to different systems but leave Wii U out. Rich from Reviewtechusa has a couple of videos about lazy ports on the Wii U.
        Hey, I found one!

        1. I watch all his videos also. Thumbs up. As for Activision, I have asked the dev team at Nintendo to bring us a FPS so that we show Activision we are done with being a forth choice. It’s to bad they left us out in the rain, snow, hail, rain again and the blistering heat.

    1. Once again numbers. We got dlc in the form of patches. What you want is map packs camo and guns. The cost on that is not worth it to them at this time.. Can’t be done with the amount of people online. It would have to be free and even then I don’t think it would work. It would cost them money.

  4. Quick OT Question ’cause I’m desperate:
    As I live in Luxembourg, I cant create a club Nintendo account. Can I sign in as a German account and be able to use stars for eshop money? (I know I won’t get any physical rewards or things of that nature)

      1. Hey bro.. I live in Jamaica and I created a USA account and I get everything……. I download all my games now. I use to ship them to jamaica and it would take like 2 weeks before i get them. I get all rewards and club nintendo free stuff. So do it bro. It will work. I guarantee it.

    1. I don’t know if Nintendo will check your IP… Probably not. If you can create an account using a valid address from a supported country, you might pull it off. It probably won’t hurt to try, except be sure not to do anything that could fuck-up your eShop account. *shrugs*

    1. yeah…cause its activision’s job to spend all their money to help save another company’s console…

      what are people thinking??

  5. IF that’s true, stop pussyfooting around on this, and take a chance. Nintendo builds up devs from indie to AAA just like the others, so if you want to be big, you gotta take chances with ALL hardware, not just MicroSony.

  6. exactly, we will do whatever we can to help make the system successful, except release games for it (what about ghosts or dlc for bo2..)tired of these developers treating nintendo like the ugly stepsister..

  7. “and we want to do anything we can to help them be successful” Except release the DLC of the Wii U version of Call of Duty Black Ops 2 and straight out claim that the upcoming Call Of Duty Ghosts will be in the Wii U to.

  8. Good job Activision! Just because of this I will buy all the Call of Duties! lol jk But yeah good job!

  9. I don’t know how to take Activision’s comment. Are they saying they will support Wii U with titles to help in its success? Or just that it would be “nice” if Wii U succeeds so we can then make profit off the games we publish on it….. but we’re gonna hold off on many more titles on Wii U until we see it succeeding.

  10. I hope Activision brings Destiny to Wii u and other big titles too. I really want that game to U because i like bungie, they make good fps games. Lol Halo isnt nothing anymore without bungie.

  11. You know if it wasn’t for CoD activision would have just been a company which makes shitty movie based games… I don’t get why people like skylanders but still we all have our preferences right?

  12. “I don’t think we’re slower to move; we’re a very choiceful company. We’re very choiceful in the number of titles we make. ”
    Lost me on this… yearly fucking cod’s….

    1. Activision DOESNT MAKE COD. They are the PUBLISHER they only fund the COD games they dont actually MAKE THEM. Its smart business wise. Im sick of people hating on Activision just cause they Publish COD. Yes COD sucks and I’ll never support it and it needs to die already but its Treyarch and Infinity Ward that actually makes COD. Activision may not be as good as they used to be but they are better then other publishers like EA for example. Activision has their good moments. Partnering with Bungie proves they have a brain.

  13. Everyone wants, but no one is willing to do the work. Step up and support the system for the long term if you want it to succeed.

      1. I’m satisfied enough but I do think High Command better have a few games in development for the Wii U that utilizes the Gamepad in a unique way that makes the PS4/Vita and Smartglass hard to replicate or impossible to do so…

        However with the 3DS leaving of shelves faster than the combined specs of the PS4 and the Xbox Done, I’m confident that the Wii U will surpass both the Gamecube and potentially N64 which is not a bad thing in any way…

        Both of those consoles had games that defined game genres forever…

        1. “However with the 3DS leaving of shelves faster than the combined specs of the PS4 and the Xbox Done.” end quote.

          That was genius Nintendo Commander lol.

        2. Hey Commander… Game and Wario does utilize the wii u pad PERFECTLY. That game is GENIUS. I keep smiling each time I play it. :)

  14. Allow me to sum up the Dev’s and Publishers of late:

    “Dear Nintendo. We know you are amazing game developers, and although your hardware has been weaker lately, you never cease to surprise us.
    However, we are in the business of making Money, and you really need to use your money-printing IP’s to build an install base we can make money on.

    it’s not that we hate you, and our Dev’s are discovering it’s expensive to make games for the xBox and PS4, so show us what the WiiU can do, build your install base, and we’ll start investing in games right away.

    The WiiU isn’t really selling well, so we’re kinda scared to invest in it.
    Sorry we don’t have the balls to invest our time and money in faith alone.”

    1. BIN and GO! Bingo! The eighties, ninties and 2000s( early ) third parties cried that nintendo did not give them a chance. Now that nintendo did just that, the show that they are week and just whine, third parties indeed. No wonder they are not referred to as second party. They are too weak to lead.

                1. in all due respect….. i hate that thing. i just noticed something. i always kind of thought the gamecube sucked like the wii…… but then i remembered it and thought if it more. its actually a good system and had a lot of really good stuff for it. i wish nintendo didnt go down the shitty path they have gone down.

                  1. the wii u is by no means shitty , it might become shitty and it might become cool , don’t judge any system until it’s in the end of its life , and so is the situation for the ps4 and the xbox one .

                    1. your right…… the wii u is only shit as of right now but not confirmed to actually be shit. to me though its ok to call the wii a piece of shit, its done with and it sucked for many reasons, making it shit.

                    2. i never liked d analog so the wii was the greatest console ever the u has that title now i would never give up the gpad for 3rd parties or overated graphics

                    1. yeah, i was just making a point before how people on here make anonymous alts and its getting annoying. so i made one to make a point, pious, but now everytime i comment i keep forgetting to change my name back!!!!! thats what im trying to accomplish, is changing my name back, which i actually did.

  15. Then make cod ghost a wii u only game…… it would make wiius sold out basically everywhere besides japan

    1. I fell in love the second I laid eyes on Destiny. I only want to play FPS with the Nunchuk and remote or otherwise I would own something not Nintendo for FPS games. It makes sense… You want to point and shot. Did you ever go to the arcade to play the FPS game with the controll stick and buttons or the one with the shotgun or pistol.

    1. I actualy like tis song lol!Always have, its jut the people on it look hillarious! Than God it 2013 them wardrobes lmao!

  16. Are you kidding me?
    They and other companies have had plenty of opportunity to exploit this quiet time for the Wii-U and release their games for the platform.
    They and others choose not to.

    Its like having a friend promise to meet you some place where being alone will make you a social outcast, then said friend bails on you and you stand out there looking like a fool.

    They will eventually release their games when Nintendo starts releasing more content for the Wii-U. Then it will be a different excuse at that point; something along these lines…
    “Oh… we have chosen not to release anymore of our products on the Wii-U because it did not meet expectations”
    “Nintendo showed more love for their own products then they did ours”
    “Our games got lost in the heavy releases of Mario, Legend of Zelda and so on….”
    “The Wii-U is underpowered and our games need to look muddy, dark, gooey, and covered in cum, grease and piss”
    “The Wii-U only does shiny, colourful, baby graphics”

    Yep… that is how its going to play out.

  17. Activision have seen how luclustre the xbox1 shall be. PS4 shall dominate the other twin the xbox1. Activision is relying on nintendo a continual presence in gaming. Nintendo is a long term investment, for COD shall not be a mainstay for too long. This indeed is a good year for gaming. Pikmin 3 arrive so as we play thee. Let us perceive that what is happening is good. Even Activision sees this.

  18. Then please bring Call of Duty Ghosts over to our system!!! I understand the lack of faith in Nintendo but what about the holiday season? Things may change around that time and the install base of the Wii U will grow thus you will sell more units of Ghosts on Wii U. Take the chance please!!! I know I will buy the game.

  19. It’s all fair in saying that you want the Wii U to do well Activision, but that’s a lame and poor excuse if you’re not developing anything for it aside debating if Ghosts should come to the platform.

    All talk – no action.

  20. Just gonna say, I’m never going to buy a 3rd party game if it doesn’t have everything the other ports have. For instance, Fifa 13 lacked a certain online mode or two. Did BLOPS2 get DLC? Didn’t ME3 lack DLC, too? I’m not going to buy crappy ports. I know DLC doesn’t really change the experience but I don’t want Wii-U-skeptics (friends) saying I have a crappy Wii U port. It doesn’t do the system justice.

  21. You want to make it successful Activision? Then give us your damn games. Like Destiny. Yeah. That one. Ya know, the one you’re doing with Bungie? Yeah. We want that. On Wii U. Like, we need it. Now.

  22. If you want it to be a success, make a new Crash Bandicoot game (exclusive or multiplat) that stays true to the originals instead of the last few you made.. That ought to solve the problem.

  23. WE WANT WIIU TO SUCCEED LOL

    GIMPED COD GIMPED WII REMOTE IN COD

    NO NUKE TOWN NO DLC AND 6 MONTHS BEFORE THE WII REMOTE SETTINGS GOT FIXED

    AND STILL PLAGUED WITH TERRIBLE LAG COMPENSATION THAT MAKES IT UN PLAYABLE

    LOL Release a fps on the wiiu with broked wii remote settings and heavy CASUAL GAMER TWIN STICK AUTO AIM that destoys fps and turns it into a kiddy shooter

    aiming with sticks in 2013 ms and sony fans be fucking ashamed

    lol

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