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Harmonix Explains Why Rock Band 4 Is Skipping The Wii U

Rock Band 4 was officially announced today and it’s coming to both the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4. Many fans were left wondering why it was skipping the Wii U as the franchise had plenty of fans on the Wii. Thankfully, Harmonix has explained on their official forums why it’s not coming to the console. Harmonix believe the biggest Rock Band audience is on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 so they’re only developing it for those platforms.

Q: Why not Wii / Wii U / PC?
A: Due to shifting production priorities and capabilities of the studio, we don’t currently have plans to release RB4 on the Wii / Wii U / PC simultaneously with Xbox One and PS4. While we genuinely appreciate the support of Wii Rock band users over the years, and the increased interest from PC gamers, the truth is that we had to prioritize opportunities on other platforms with historically larger RB audiences

Thanks, Simply G

205 thoughts on “Harmonix Explains Why Rock Band 4 Is Skipping The Wii U”

      1. but also keep in mind that the wii didn’t handle DLC well, it didn’t even handle patches well, the wiiu on the under hand is capable of them.

      2. Nintendo Lieutenant Cereza

        Cara Kelly is androgynous. Not that it really matters. My brain was just struggling to categorize him for awhile.

      3. Oh stfu Harmonix. I’m not buying your shiet until I buy a PS4 at 299 and your shiet is heavily discounted.

        You released late on the Wii so of course all Wii/ PS3 or Wii/360 owners bought their version on the higher rez consoles. Start with WiiU on day one and you will have customers.

        Quit being Dix

      4. That’s because they let you import more past games and titles on the XBox 360 and PS3. The only imports allowed on the Wii/WiiU were Rockband 2 (partial list), Rockband Greenday, Rockband Lego. But Track packs, AeroSmith, Metallica, and I believe some GH material could be imported at a reduced price for the XBox and PS game systems. That is probably why it appears there was more sales. Wii was cheated on the importable titles. I was excited to be able to import Rockband 2 material (around 70 songs) for a mere $10. If I had other imports like that, I would have downloaded all of them. I’m just soooooo disappointed that I have almost 500 songs that have been purchased in my Nintendo dlc library and I can’t import them to the new game. I believe Harmonix should work some kind of patch for WiiU users to transfer the songs to RB 4 even if it requires an import fee or a 1 time transfer service update like they did to transfer your classic Wii downloads to the WiiU. Come on Harmonix and Nintendo, let’s play fair. On average, I’ve spent over $1,000 on dlc, and I bought both versions of the Pro-Guitars for the Wii RB 3. As far as I’m concerned, Nintendo got their money’s worth as well as Harmonix, Mad Catz, Fender, and whoever the hell else got a cut in this game franchise!

    1. You have to keep in mind that the PS3 has a smaller install base than the Wii, and the fact that the games of the franchise have sold nearly as much on it as they did on Wii, is an argument that speaks for support being strong on Playstation.
      There’s also the thing with the DLCs, as Simply G has explained.
      Plus, Rock Band was available on the PS2 as well. Even though sales numbers admittedly weren’t very high in relation to the total number of PS2 consoles sold, you have to take into consideration that the games came out at the very end of the console’s life cycle, while the PS3 was already out even. But yea, the point being, if you combine the number of copies sold on PS2 with the numbers of the PS3, they actually surpass the Wii’s numbers.
      So they aren’t all too wrong when saying support has been stronger on other platforms.

      1. I agree with and accept the DLC point. I think the install base point is weaker. So many of the people who owned the Wii just owned the thing for Wii Sports, Wii Fit etc., and you just don’t have that with the Wii U. You’re not going to find the Wii U in old people’s homes – it’s a different demographic in that sense. For the Rock Band games to sell as well as they did on Wii looks impressive to me compared to other third party games on the platform. I think it would sell decently well on Wii U. I would certainly buy it for one.

        1. The install base argument may or may not be as strong as the point with the DLCs, but it still is an argument. I’d assume attach rate does matter when deciding which platforms to bring a game to.
          And while you’re definitely right about the demographic of the WiiU in comparison to the Wii’s, I’m still not sure how well it would actually sell on the WiiU if it made its way to the platform.

      2. That is not what they were implying though. They were basically saying that Nintendo fans have to be screaming and begging for it in order for it even have a chance to be on the Wii U despite how well the series has performed on the Wii. No matter how hard you try to spin it, there is NO excuse as to why Rock Band shouldn’t be on the Wii U. Your explaination on the matter is complete bullshit

        1. Yes, clearly you know more about the situation and have inside knowledge as to how they arrived at that decision from a business point of view, as well as all other variables that go into making such decisions. You refutation of their explanation is complete bullshit, and you have no goddamn clue what you’re talking about.

          1. Shut your dumb ass up and keep playing your overrated mediocre ass PS4 you waste of human space lol

            1. lol indeed. I wonder if it’s ignorance or just plain stupidity with you people. Or both. Even more proof that N-tards have their heads up their asses and are oblivious to even the most obvious things.

        2. No need to give you any kind of in-depth reply, as durpdurpdurp has done a quite well job on saying what needed to be said.
          But thanks for trying.

          1. Your fucking stupid, they can still make money on the Wii U, they just don’t wanna put it on the Wii U, because you know why, the Wii U is fucking stupid and Nintendo is STUPID

            1. *You’re.

              No, it’s because 1) the install base on the Wii U isn’t high enough and didn’t care over from the Wii because the Wii had a more visual and sellable gimmick that was a fad and something you can’t just repeat with a new gimmick, 2)the new gimmick means more time spent on making the game able to use that gimmick instead of just tacking it on which is what you fanboys would still bitch about, and 3)Nintendo doesn’t given a flying fuck about 3rd parties anymore in general, and neither should you. If Nintendo cared about really trying to get 3rd parties they’d make more of an effort aside from getting a few gems like Bayonetta and Devil’s Third.
              N-tards need to accept the fact that the Wii U will be good for Nintendo games, and works well as a supplementary system to one of the other consoles. Once you understand the truth and stop getting your panties in a knot, the stress will go away, and you can actually worry and focus on things that actually matter. Complaining about a 3rd party game not coming out for the console you like is, in the end, a futile and petty waste of time. Be thankful we live in a time where we can play such games and stop bitching.

              1. The install base for the Wii U is basically 10 million. That is a healthy install base and they would have had no problems selling copies.

    2. I still think that LEGO Rock Band for the DS was actually pretty good compared to the regular Rock Band games. (I know it’s off topic but… When would I ever talk about that game otherwise XD)

    3. I was surprised when I received an email-survey from Harmonix about 6 mos ago, I expressed my interest, and I cant be mad at them for not trying to include us. Too bad…

  1. My Wind Waker Is Bigger (I.A.B.A.B)

    Another fucking lie. We all kucking know what your trying say. “Sorry Rock Band 4 is not coming to Wii u because that’s not where the money is.”

      1. My Wind Waker Is Bigger (I.A.B.A.B)

        That’s probably damn true. Fucking morons, they are the reason why the Wii u is the place it’s in now.

      2. I really couldn’t agree more Commander. :/ It’s obvious people in general just shun nintendo because of stupid, nonfactual reasons. Nowadays, people hold their breath that Nintendo will fall off the narrow cliff they’re trying to place the company on. People, and even gaming companies, want nintendo to fail, yet those same people want nintendo to put their games on their ‘core’ system. What? Just because the wii u is failing, it’s mostly because of that stupid mentality, especially here in America. The Wii u has a great line up of games at this point that justifies owning one, yet time and again people avoid it because sony or playstation are just better. Nobody even likes mentioning Nintendo when talking about the other two. Like it’s just the leper of the bunch. Especially when mentioning the faults of those two and I know the wii u doesn’t have those same faults. I can fully support my wii u for the wonderful gaming machine it is, and it’s only because of Nintendo’s hard work in conjunction with Indie company’s that it is that way.

      3. Stop pretending to understand how the market works. “We don’t plan on releasing simultaneously with Wii U/PC “

        1. Nintendo Elite Commander Quadraxis

          The market is corrupt just like everything else, go and learn about your pathetic world first little one before even thinking about commenting to me…

      4. Uh, no. The first priority of a business is to make money. If they thought they could make a profit off of a Wii U version, they would have done it. I realize asking you to not be a dumbass is like asking water not to be wet, but….stop being a dumbass.

        1. Nintendo Elite Commander Quadraxis

          The only idiot in here is you who keeps believing in the same idiotic so called excuses which are nothing more than insults that have been going on even before the other 2 abominations even were released, but go on ahead and believe these imbeciles like the cattle you belong to…

          1. hahaha. And here we go with ‘pot calling the kettle black’ by throwing pathetic words back at me which completely and utterly epitomize your behavior on this site – hypocrisy, narrow-mindedness, and the same old tripe spewing out of your mouth. Troll harder.

            1. Nintendo Elite Commander Quadraxis

              The only thing I hear from you apes is this…

              Nothing better to do than trying to infect others with deluded opinions that are irrelevant at all points, I just find it amusing how you imbeciles keep believing these idiots for their garbage words…

              You are probably one of those that believes whatever your government says to you as well, nothing more than a mindless sheep…

              Now go back to the cattle, shoo shoo…

        2. Then WTF say it’s not happening when they haven’t tried shit on Wii U yet? Just like the majority of jackass 3rd parties who didn’t even try for shit over at Nintendo platform, they’re giving them the same tiring BS the others have even citing that Wii had a good install base anyway.

      5. That’s their way of keeping the Empire in check. Could anyone imagine what would happen if you could get Mario, GTA, MGS, StF, FF, and the likes under one “roof”.

      1. Jtz from Judah Tribe

        I don’t understand Wii U owners complaing? Bayonetta 2 was a perfect 10 and 9.2 million owners didn’t buy that to keep it lasting top 5 like PS4 tittles. So obviously you can assume the same for this 3rd party. I blame Nintendo, 3rd party and 9.2 million Wii U owners for Wii u’s lack of 3rd party. Wii U fans would say”we don’t buy broken or late tittles” ignoring Bayonetta couldn’t had been broken in order to be rated a 10 and still flopped. 9.2 million wii u owners want to blame everyone else but themselves for not supporting fixed tittles like W101, Pikmin 3Bayonetta 2. Sad Knack lasted top ten longer than 3 generation old Pikmin 3. Can you black,e them for not supporting Wii U?

        1. ” Sad Knack lasted top ten longer than 3 generation old Pikmin 3. ”

          That’s just shows how you pathetic Sony clowns are. You morons are desperate for games on your ” exclusiveless ” PS4 LOL

        2. Says the guy that spelt TITLE wrong both times you typed it in that comment. One time I get for being a typo, but both times??? I don’t mean to sound like a Grammar Nazi, come on…….

        3. Do you even know how much Bayonetta 2 sold anyway or are you blowing smoke out of your ass because you’re still pissed at buying “half of a game for a paywall scam” Destiny or that laughable and boring Kanck? Plus still waiting for a good PS4 exclusives that’s not multi platform or shitty.

        4. And HTW did Knack lasted longer than Pikmin when it didn’t even breach a high sales number after it released? lol Sony fanboys are getting desperate and stupid by the day.

        5. I tried a demo on the Wii U for Bayonetta and it just wasn’t fun. The same goes for The Wonderful 101 and to an extent, Pikmin. Bayonetta just seemed like an ordinary hack & slash from the SNES days, not at all my type of game. However Rock Band definitely is and I would very much like to play Rock Band 4 on a Nintendo platform as I grew up with the Nintendo consoles and have zero interest in any more PlayStation or XBOX consoles. I play on the PC and Nintendo platforms and would like to continue playing the Rock Band series which I started on the PS3 but have since moved away and now have the Wii versions.

              1. What money exactly? The series and genre is DEAD. Nobody is interested in those games anymore.

                And yes they are. They recognized Nintendo did well with those same games and just basically said “thanks but fuck you now” That’s a Two-Face bullshit right there, kinda like Capcom skipping Nintendo for RE: Revelations 2 after the 3DS revived RE series since that shitstorm RE6 almost destroyed itself.

                1. It’s an indie project for them. They’re doing it because they want to, not because a publisher asked them to. Don’t forget that they also did a survey and most of the positive interest was for PS/Xbox.

                  Since they’re going indie this time around, they have limited funding. For that reason, they’re going with the networks that have produced the most money for them.

                  There are still people who purchase DLC for the older games regularly and that was part of the process that influenced their decision on what platforms to bring it to.

                  They saw XBL and PSN had the most digital sales which leads to longevity for them when it comes to income. Add that to the new features that could only be implemented on the new generation, they chose the PS4 and Xbox One as the current platforms.

                  The game could still come out on other platforms later.

  2. That’s just a load of bullshit. If you seriously think PlayStation and Xbox have the correct audience for the series then why is it not on PS3 and 360? EA probably made this decision. If this doesn’t sell then it’s your own faults

    1. Ok, so normally we complain about games coming to both current gen and last gen instead of solely current gen, but when developers decide to bring their games to current gen only, we complain about the games not coming to last gen also?
      Alright then, lmao.

      1. Well, considering they mentioned want to go where the audience is I can see why this point was broached by the original commenter. If that were the case then surely those systems would be included considering they obviously have the fan base they mentioned they wanted to hit.
        Otherwise I totally support them going current gen only, but the comment is what makes people question that choice.

        1. But bringing that up as an argument pro WiiU doesn’t make sense imo, it just supports the decision to skip it.
          And going by that logic, every game should be released on older consoles, as they, naturally, have a larger install base than current gen consoles. But yea, at some point, developers just have to move on to the next gen, and for Rock Band, this seems to be the point to do so. And looking back at the success of the franchise on the different platforms, it might have looked like support is stronger on the Playstation and Xbox, so that perhaps was why they decided that keeping with those platforms might be the more profitable choice.

          1. Yeah you’re right because the PS4 and Xbox One attract brain-dead ” dude-bro ” casual gamers such as yourself anyway

      2. Sadly I have all consoles except ps4 and xbone. Current and last gen.

        Loved playing rock band(2&3) on 360.

  3. eh, Nintendo doesn’t seem to be releasing much either. Where’s Yoshi’s Wooly World with the so called “early 2015 release”?

    1. It already did, with likes of guitar hero and other crap. Some moment of weak denial made them think there is still a market for this crap.

  4. This seemed like a terrible idea when they first announced it. Now it’s just stupid.

    Expensive third party peripherals are dead. This is gonna crash and burn.

          1. And you’re a fucking Sony cocksucking loser. Got the nerve to try to talk about me but your punk ass was crying about Sony on…..a Nintendo centric site while trying to troll Nintendo fans you contradicting piece of shit

              1. And you think I’m worse. :/ I recognize BS from anyone when I see it, even Nintendo (Other M and new standard 3DS skipping US with a dumbass “market confusion” excuse)

                  1. I’m betting it will after some more protests and lack of new XL sales. The fans have already spoken: They want the new standard 3DS and there “marketing confusion” BS that they’re also doing on Wii U isn’t working.

                    1. I’m starting not to care anymore. I have a PS3 now. If Nintendo doesn’t want my money, I’ll gladly give it to Sony. Lol.

                        1. Yeah. It takes quite some time to load when you start it up. And I can clearly see frame rate issues when driving. I wish I had the current gen version but eh, whatever. Despite those little issues, it’s still an amazing game. :P

                            1. Well, to be fair, the game is quite large. And the PS3 is old hardware now. The fact that they got it to run like that is pretty impressive. I’m sure the PS4 version fixes those problems though.

                                1. Yeah, I guess so. I would’ve probably bought it on the Wii U if it had came. There’s a lot the Gamepad could be able to do.

                                    1. I still would have. There’s way too many games I’d be missing out on. I still haven’t quite decided whether or not I should go PS4 or Xbox One yet.

                                      1. Don’t even think about X1 unless you have a good fire insurance and a working brain to realize all of that positive attraction about it and DRM being “gone” is bullshit.

                                        1. If I had enough money, I wouldn’t be choosing between either of them. I’d have been gotten a gaming PC. But anyways, PS4 looks better for multiplats. But it is lacking exclusives I want to play though. So far I’m interested in Infamous Second Son but not so much the others. I’m interested in the Xbox One’s exclusives, but I don’t really know. I might end up not liking them and start regretting my purchase…

                                          1. I say screw them both. I’ve lost interest in PS4 now and there’s no fucking way I’m touching that DRM box for an IED.

                                            I’m curious about that Alienware console and that alone is far more worth the buck than all consoles combined.

                                                1. I assume you mean the Alienware Alpha. It looks pretty cool to me. If you can afford it then I’d say go for it. Personally, I think it’s better to build it yourself, but if you don’t want to, that’s fine.

                                                    1. I think there are three different models of it. They go from exactly $500-$700. Cheapest one I’ve seen is on Amazon for about $469. It’s good enough to play PC games at 1080P but I have to warn you though. If you plan on playing future games at high settings then you shouldn’t get it. Gets the job done but don’t expect to max out games. But I guess if you don’t really care about all the fancy details in your games and stuff, then it’s a nice and cheap way to get into PC gaming. Even I would like one, but I want to build a PC for myself. PC building looks complicated but it’s actually pretty easy. It just requires a lot of time and research. And from what I’ve seen, Alienware products are really overpriced. If I were you, I would not pay more than $500 for it. Don’t even pay attention to the $700 version. Once you reach that price, it’s time you think about building it yourself. And even if you don’t, there’s still better pre-built ones out there.

                                                          1. If I can play COD4/MW2/GTA5 on it without lag, halved framerate or look like a dated piece of crap from 2003, then I’m cool with it plus I can use the 360’s controller to play on it and use BT earpiece for chat. :) Those are the only few games I like playing. Surface Pro 3 is adequate enough to play some older games that still look good today.

                                                            1. Older games, sure. Not new games though. That thing runs Assassin’s Creed 4 on low @22FPS. For $500 a Surface Pro 3 running GTA V vs PS4 running GTA V? And plus the PS4 version is 1080P 30FPS? LOL no contest. It’s pretty clear who the winner is.

                                                              1. I have a PS3 and runs GTA5 in avenger manner. lol I’m sure Surface 3 will run the same game a bit better with better processor and higher RAM. And of course GTA5 PS4 port is better because it’s optimized for a platform that has a higher RAM and sorta faster processor than Surface 3. But the PC port still has the optimization options to run and look fine on a powerful 2013 PC/Tablet anyway.

                                                                I don’t give a crap about Ubishit, remember? lol

                                                              2. You see Stranga, here’s the thing about PC gaming. People game on PC rather than consoles (mainly) because of better frame rates, higher resolution, etc. If you’re going to buy any gaming PC, it should not be weaker than a console. Because if you’re going to play on low settings with bad frame rates, you may as well stick with a console. And the way I see it, you have three options.
                                                                1: Pre-built gaming desktop PC for $500.
                                                                2: Build a PC yourself.
                                                                3: Stick to consoles.
                                                                The initial cost of getting into PC gaming is high, but you start eventually saving due to Steam sales and stuff. I would recommend you start with at LEAST $800. You’re not getting anywhere with $500. That my friend is what the PS4 and X1 are for. Cheap way to get into gaming. So go ahead and pick your choice. You can get that Surface Pro 3 if you want, but I’m warning you. It isn’t going do well in games… XD

                                                                      1. I’ve done my research on PC’s for years now. I don’t even need to see it in action to know what it will play like. I just need to see the specs.

                                                                                  1. Lol. But seriously… mainly the only reason I’m thinking of doing it is because of that huge trade in value for the Wii U. I’m fine with either PS4 or XB1 but XB1 (without Kinect) is the cheapest option so I just went with that. I just need to get my third party fix out the way is all. XD

                                                                                      1. I don’t think you understand. Lol. If I trade in my Wii U and 3DS, that’s $330 right there. Basically enough to get an XB1 for free… Although, I wanted to get a PS4, I can’t find any Gamestop deals on it. It’s still $400. :/

                                                                                          1. Oh hey! I wanted to tell you that I didn’t get the Xbox One after all. I got the PS4 instead. I felt like it was the better choice. And I got GTA V for it too. This console is just awesome! I’m actually kind of happy I changed my mind. XD

                                                                                                  1. Hah… Well, I’ll admit. I don’t like how PSN frequently goes down. That gets annoying. I didn’t spend $50 for it but I did buy a 3 month membership. There are no issues so far and I’m hoping it stays that way.

                                                                                                    1. It won’t last. Trust me. lol My own PSN on PS3 gets downed every few days of the week and I’m getting pissed. And idiots say Nintendo’s online service is terrible. At least they don’t charge you BS $50-60 fees just to get hacked and downed every goddamn week. lol

                                                                                                      1. Lol, yeah. Nintendo Network rarely ever goes down. Whenever you have an issue, it’s most likely cause of your own internet. It’s really bad when PSN goes down because it can really ruin some games. Like Destiny for example which is basically meant for online play. XD

                                                                                                        1. The only times they go “down” is when the company performs maintenance once in a blue moon.

                                                                                                          Don’t even mention that con art of a “game” Destiny. $60 for half of a boring ass grindfest with no substance in story telling and also falsely advertised itself of being a “next gen Halo-like” gaming when it’s not. Halo 4 is a far better game that’s worth the purchase than that POS.

                                                                                                          1. Yeah… I didn’t get Destiny. I heard complaints about the story and whatnot. And I usually like games with good story modes. That’s why I got GTA V. Lol.

                                                                                                            1. Good. Destiny is a paywall scam anyway. If I had to choose between that and Advanced Warfare at gunpoint, I choose death instead by rejecting both. lol

                                                                                                                  1. It’s a shame I had to trade in my Wii U and 3DS to get my PS4. But I feel like it was the right choice. I wasn’t getting the full enjoyment from my Wii U and Nintendo just kept making decisions that got on my nerves. So I had to move on. I guess I’ll be a Playstation gamer from now on. I won’t be able to go back to Nintendo unless they fix most of the problems I’ve been complaining about. :/

                                                                                                                      1. Don’t you have a PS3 now too? Well, you could always go there for your third party games. :) I’ll mainly be playing my PS4 but I can get on PS3 in case you ever want to game with me. :P

                                                                                                                          1. Yeah, I know. Backwards compatibility would’ve been awesome. You made the right choice with the 3 though. You don’t need to rush and jump ahead to current gen just yet. Go ahead and enjoy those past games you missed first. It actually makes more sense to do that anyways because over time, PS4 will get more and more games that you might get interested in. Only big exclusive I could really recommend to you right now is inFamous. Everything else I recommend you get are mainly multiplats that you can also get on PS3. So I don’t blame you for not making the switch yet.

                                                                                                                              1. Killzone? Nah, I don’t know. I heard it was kind of boring. But then again, I think most shooters are pretty boring. They usually always have the same recycled story. Two teams going to war. Blah blah. It’s been done hundreds of times already. I wish there were more shooters like Bioshock Infinite. Where the story actually matters. I think it’s stupid when developers release a $60 shooter with a 6 hour campain. They pay so much attention to online features and DLC instead. If someone doesn’t have access to the internet, then that shooter would just be a huge waste of money.

                                                                                                                        1. lol I’ve bashed Sony for charging for online. Go back to with your cesspool of Nintendrones. I left that site because the community is dogshit. People like you fit there just fine. A Nintendo centric site? You mean how you drones think Dualshockers is a Sony drone site? Newflash, I comment in Wii U articles on that site, positive comments and no Sony drones say shit to me in them. Playeressence is a disgrace to the gaming community. It is the Nintendo IGN. Now simply go back to arguing on Playeressence, this site and Youtube because that’s all your life evolves around, defending plastic.

                                                                                                                1. It’s shit and dead anyway so nothing of value was lost except respect from the same fans they praised on Wii as they bash Wii U even though they haven’t released shit on the platform to properly judge yet.

                                                                                                              1. Nintendo is the embodiment of success and values. Why do you think vigil, THQ and the other third parties that vanished do not like them. Sony is mainstream no culture or history. It is an attack on American dominance Nintendo is. Open your eyes and you shall see. No American console manufucturer has ever been deemed a creation of art; people are still bitter about Atari. Moving on, we all knew this was skipping the WiiU lol. Little Nintendo players do not be butt hurt, this has been the norm since the SNES’ swan song.


                                                                                                              2. I’m not at all disappointed not even in the slightest. Guitar Hero was a better game anyway but that genre has died out. Not interested

                                                                                                              3. Would be angry BUT if you notice they have interest in both the Wii (Including Wii U) and PC platforms. So if they earn enough money from the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game then expect a Wii U and PC version not too far behind.

                                                                                                                  1. Don’t know why people are getting worked up about it, plus, Harmonix went back to being an indie studio and Rock Band is their own IP they got back from EA so coming up with the money to make a Wii U version of the game will take time.

                                                                                                              4. I played the heck out of the first two Rock Band games on Wii with friends. I welcome the series back. It’s one of those fun party games. As long as there are fresh new gameplay options and game features, I’ll probably get it.

                                                                                                                It would have been nice to have it on the Wii U since that’s kind of my go-to game night system for local multiplayer games, but I can do PS4 as well.

                                                                                                              5. Reggie: Third party support will return.
                                                                                                                You: Really?
                                                                                                                Reggie: Yes, but only b/c I’m starting a third party game studio.. in my car garage.
                                                                                                                You: Okay…..

                                                                                                              6. I like how the title says that they explqin why it isn’t coming for Wii U, but the article states why it’s not coming to Wii U as well as Wii and PC…

                                                                                                                1. Even PCs are getting thrown under the bus so it’s not solely Nintendo anymore. They’re all basically kissing Sony/Microsoft’s ass for some fortune they’re not gonna see much in the long term.

                                                                                                              7. It won’t make any difference to me, I don’t like this style of games, and not to mention that this franchise is passed.

                                                                                                              8. It’s confirmed for PS4 and One at launch. Not that I expect it to come to Wii U later, though. We’ll see.

                                                                                                              9. Why the fuck do you all care? This series is dead and it’s obvious with rock band 3’s horrible sales, and Guitar Heros horrible sales. It was fun for sometime, but it’s a dead genre.

                                                                                                              10. And funny thing is, this genre of games is family and friend based where you go home with friends and play. That’s a nintendo bases idea and not something PC, PS3/4 or Xbox 360/One have in their systems. This is only just another point to how stupid and money needing the company is to make the same game over and over

                                                                                                              11. We appreciate how much Nintendo fans bought Rock Band, but fuck you!
                                                                                                                That’s what I’m getting from this, and well, from pretty much every idiot gaming company that’s scheming to bring down Nintendo..

                                                                                                              12. who asked for this? are there really people out there that want this to come back?

                                                                                                                this must a kickstarter scheme…

                                                                                                              13. That is just a load of BS…I seriously am getting annoyed from everyone saying that it’s not a priority. Unfortunately I expect third party companies to say it, but damn, for a game as simple as this it is completely intolerable. Guitar Hero and Rock Band may not be the greatest music/rhythm games, hell I they definitely aren’t, but as someone with a passion in music it is a shame that they will be skipping out. Oh well, guess they won’t be getting my money.

                                                                                                                1. What fucking money are they gonna score out of this? lol it’s a dead series and it’s even skipping the fucking PC…P-FUCKING-C!

                                                                                                                  This new game is DOA anyway because the genre and series is DEAD.

                                                                                                              14. The developers of Rock Band must hate money. Because they definitely would have made some off the Wii U.

                                                                                                                Assasins Creed 3 sold over 300k copies off of a 4-5 million install base. Rock Band could easily sale 800k – 1M copies off of a 10 million install base. Like I said, they must hate money..

                                                                                                                1. Rock Band games were available on the Playstation 2 as well, making Playstation platforms the strongest in terms of Rock Band support, if you combine the numbers of PS2 + PS3.
                                                                                                                  So no, they’re not lying, actually.

                                                                                                              15. I was surprised when I received an email-survey from Harmonix about 6 mos ago, I expressed my interest, and although I’m disappointed, I cant be mad at them for not trying to include us. Too bad…

                                                                                                              16. I love rhythm games I have rock band I have a bunch of guitar heros I have a bunch of stuff on my Nintendo systems that are rhythm games but I play rock band DJ Hero and all that other stuff for the most part on my xbox 360 and soon to be my ps4.

                                                                                                                I just hope my 360 songs transfer over to my ps4 for the new game

                                                                                                                1. They state transfer to different platform is not going to happen. You can import songs fromPS3 to PS4 and from XBox360 to XBox One. Wii/WiiU and PC platforms are not supported.

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                                                                                                              18. Here’s the real truth they’re bending: The Casuals from Wii no longer exists on the new console and therefore, begs this question: WTF are you reviving a DEAD franchise anyway? Nobody buys that crap anymore and they think the oh so “popular” PS4 is gonna give it purpose again. If Just Dance didn’t do shit to gain interests in the music game department, what makes you think Rock Band is any different from last time to now?

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