Despite Carlie Scibetta, Nintendo of America’s head of corporate communications, saying that EA and Nintendo have a good relationship, Electronic Arts Labels President Frank Gibeau has said that the company needs to sell more consoles in order for EA to bring its games to Wii U. Gibeau said the company goes where the gamers are, and at the moment they aren’t purchasing Wii U.
“Look, the only thing they can do to fix it is to sell more boxes. We’re a rational company, we go where the audience is. We publish games where we think we can make a great game and hit a big audience, and make money. That’s why we’re here, that’s why we have an industry.”
“The Wii U, we shipped four games. We shipped Madden, FIFA, Need for Speed and Mass Effect. In fact, the last Need for Speed shipped 60 days ago had a pretty good Metacritic. It was a good game. It wasn’t a schlocky port, we actually put extra effort into getting everything to work. And it’s just not selling because there’s no boxes.”