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EA employee badmouthing Wii U on Twitter - System is crap, Nintendo should have 'pulled a SEGA'

As you can see, Mr. Summerwill removed his tweets. Our embeds are blank, but his text remains. We will leave it that way so you can still see what he said.

The following comments come from Bob Summerwill Senior SE and Architect, EA Sports.


Very professional stuff coming out of that Twitter. I wonder if EA is going to say anything about this.

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17 May 2013 18:29

People were right, EA really wants to Dreamcast the Wii U and the Origin rumor is looking even stronger now.

Hate of this sort merely doesn't come from lacking sales. If EA was merely pulling out support at the moment due to sluggish sales, they wouldn't be using terms like Gen 4 attempting to completely write the Wii U off as a next generation system, they wouldn't straight up claim the Wii U can't run the Frostbite engine so that's why they can't support the console with multiplatform games, and they wouldn't make a statement that they straight up have nothing in development for the system.

Those don't sound like the actions of a business trying to maintain a relationship with Nintendo through rocky times. It definitely has never sounded like an "unprecedented partnership" which is a phrase that has been dragged into the ground but it makes all this lack of faith in the system from day one of the launch even more baffling. If EA thought it was too weak, why would they have talked up the system so much during the time of their unprecedented partnership? Peter Moore openly praised the Wii U multiple times.

This isn't just sales. There is definitely something that went very wrong behind the scenes and we aren't getting the full story.
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17 May 2013 18:33

This just renews my faith in Sega to re support their Sonic Games and before this whole EA and Nintendo Thing, I was unsure of Sega's next Sonic Game.

Wheither EA supports Nintendo or not idc right now, I won't buy their games. I will be getting Sonic's Sonic Lost World game for Wii U, because it seems promising.
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17 May 2013 18:38

Rurouni720 wrote:

Which means little since it didn't stop the handheld from reaching abysmal sub 20k units along with periods before that, considering that i can use the argument of the Wii U selling better than it in the U.S. despite that it really doesn't mean much at all as with Vita in Japan/EU selling better than Wii U since both are currently in trouble and are still selling like crap. But the difference is that the Wii U's 1st party support will be far stronger than the Vita's in terms of sales which can really not be argued with. Vita does not have the same luxury of 1st party system sellers currently since i can't tell why Sony hasn't put GT6 on it yet, And as the user you quoted stated, your comparing two different markets. Otherwise i could bring up that SASRT sold better on the Wii U than the Vita and console versions as well, since it did and Sega even released a statement issuing it.

Point being that the Wii U and Vita both need to be pushed much better by their companies who made the products.


Which makes Vita's performance even more impressive. You also have to ask yourself: will the people who will buy the next Mario Kart/3D Mario really be buying the next FIFA/Madden on the Wii U? I'd wager, no.

Judging by his comments and recent lack of support, I'd imagine EA doesn't think too highly of Wii U's future prospects. At least Vita has a market for these games. If they don't expect the Wii U to turn it around to a unique, core audience who will buy the Wii U version of their games versus Microsoft or Sony's, then making a Wii U version would be useless. It seems like that's the case.
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17 May 2013 18:51

Nintendo should've pulled a Sega. Ugh.
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17 May 2013 19:00

And EA can go the way of Akklaim for all I care, so long as the GOOD parts of the company (like Criterion and BioWare) find work with better publishers.
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17 May 2013 19:04

gbpackers31 wrote:
Rurouni720 wrote:

Which means little since it didn't stop the handheld from reaching abysmal sub 20k units along with periods before that, considering that i can use the argument of the Wii U selling better than it in the U.S. despite that it really doesn't mean much at all as with Vita in Japan/EU selling better than Wii U since both are currently in trouble and are still selling like crap. But the difference is that the Wii U's 1st party support will be far stronger than the Vita's in terms of sales which can really not be argued with. Vita does not have the same luxury of 1st party system sellers currently since i can't tell why Sony hasn't put GT6 on it yet, And as the user you quoted stated, your comparing two different markets. Otherwise i could bring up that SASRT sold better on the Wii U than the Vita and console versions as well, since it did and Sega even released a statement issuing it.

Point being that the Wii U and Vita both need to be pushed much better by their companies who made the products.


Which makes Vita's performance even more impressive. You also have to ask yourself: will the people who will buy the next Mario Kart/3D Mario really be buying the next FIFA/Madden on the Wii U? I'd wager, no.

Judging by his comments and recent lack of support, I'd imagine EA doesn't think too highly of Wii U's future prospects. At least Vita has a market for these games. If they don't expect the Wii U to turn it around to a unique, core audience who will buy the Wii U version of their games versus Microsoft or Sony's, then making a Wii U version would be useless. It seems like that's the case.


I would buy those sport games if I could play as a Mario or koopa troopa themed team. Seriously.
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17 May 2013 19:14

KingBroly wrote:So, let me get straight. An EA Sports employee who has never made a Wii U game in its' life calls the Wii U shovel? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Like I give a shovel about you, your job or your game. Why don't you make a game for the system first instead of outsourcing a year+ old port and give me a call? But oh wait, you won't because you're whiny fratboy who only cares about "TEH GRAPHIX." Boo hoo hoo. Boo hoo hoo. Go home and be a family man.


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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17 May 2013 19:57

Guys... They won. The negative stories around that got commented and talked about WAY MORE than ANY GOOD NEWS that happened today. Good job gangs.
I say this by doing a small scan of GoNintendo and some of the rest of the internet. Just looking at GN, we can see that almost no positive posts got any comment, when JUST THIS ONE got over 150... THAT'S MORE POSTS THAN THERE IS POKEMONS IN THE FIRST GEN! (When most news today got less posts than the number of pokemons you can hold in your team...)


I say we all abandon this thread and go comment on a positive news or do something constructive like founding a video game company that will support Nintendo... In fact, I'm going to do the later myself. Goodnight guys/gals...

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17 May 2013 20:00

ZS, unless im mistaken, the comment section of Go Nintendo doesn't carry much weight with Nintendo. Whether we praise or criticize Nintendo, they will probably never know or care. I'm sure everyone wishes Nintendo would do something different or better, but what is the point in being negative all the time, this is a fan site after all. If you want to be around people bashing Nintendo because you think it will send a message, try a website that isn't run by Nintendo fans for Nintendo fans.

IGN always has plenty of console-bashing regardless of the article, maybe you will like it better there?
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17 May 2013 20:02

If he worked for anyone other than EA, he'd be looking for a new job soon. How incredibly puerile.

BTW, I disagree with a lot of decisions made by Nintendo recently and think the future for WiiU looks grim, but it would have made no sense for them to have "done a SEGA" and gone third party. None whatsoever. Guy doesn't understand business.
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17 May 2013 20:12

There's something wrong with EA employees.
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17 May 2013 20:25

I GOT IT!!!!!!
All of this Nintendo/Wii U hate from EA, it's a huge ruse!!!
EA will announce they completely 100% support for Wii U and 3DS at E3 in 3.5 weeks. You just watch and see.
ME:T,BF4,Madden 25, Fuse, Crysis 3 Dead Space 3.
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17 May 2013 20:25

It's only fitting that a company as terrible as EA has terrible employees. They would only be doing him a favor by firing him. I say keep all the assholes working for one company so I don't have to avoid any more companies, they should hire Adam Orth while they are at it.
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17 May 2013 20:29

Koopzilla wrote:It's only fitting that a company as terrible as EA has terrible employees. They would only be doing him a favor by firing him. I say keep all the assholes working for one company so I don't have to avoid any more companies, they should hire Adam Orth while they are at it.

You mean re-hire?
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17 May 2013 20:35

Elfteiroh wrote:
Koopzilla wrote:It's only fitting that a company as terrible as EA has terrible employees. They would only be doing him a favor by firing him. I say keep all the assholes working for one company so I don't have to avoid any more companies, they should hire Adam Orth while they are at it.

You mean re-hire?

Did he work for EA at one point? I can't say that would surprise me one bit. At least Microsoft had the good sense to fire the guy, question is, does EA have any sense left?
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17 May 2013 20:37

Haters gonna hate...
Douchebags gonna.....douche!?!

This guy is gonna get Orth'ed for sure...
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17 May 2013 20:38

I'm going to explain what happen today.

Wii U is getting an exclusive Sonic game.

EA can't handle that, so they decided to counter-attack.

And here's where we are now.
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17 May 2013 20:40

EA just gets more childish and spiteful every day. What a farce.
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17 May 2013 20:45

Koopzilla wrote:
Elfteiroh wrote:
Koopzilla wrote:It's only fitting that a company as terrible as EA has terrible employees. They would only be doing him a favor by firing him. I say keep all the assholes working for one company so I don't have to avoid any more companies, they should hire Adam Orth while they are at it.

You mean re-hire?

Did he work for EA at one point? I can't say that would surprise me one bit. At least Microsoft had the good sense to fire the guy, question is, does EA have any sense left?

No, my bad, I mixed everything. I was thinking of Ducktape-guy... >_<
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17 May 2013 20:46

They're still bitter about being crowned worst company of the year.
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17 May 2013 20:58

Mochlum wrote:They're still bitter about being crowned worst company of the year.

And you would think they would be doing something to try and prevent getting the award a third time...
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17 May 2013 21:04

Koopzilla wrote:
Mochlum wrote:They're still bitter about being crowned worst company of the year.

And you would think they would be doing something to try and prevent getting the award a third time...

Heh, for real, if they get it a third time, they're ought to be included in Guiness World Record.
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17 May 2013 21:13

Okay guys, while this has been entertaining to say the least, it's gone on too long. Everyone has said their peace, and it's time for this topic to be locked.

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