EA employee trash-talks Wii U and 3rd party sales

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Is Wii U D00Med? Or are EA's buttocks sore? Only We, you, etc can decide!
EA's Sports game engineer, Bob Summerhill, is not afraid to speak his opinion of the Nintendo Wii U. He trolls harder than the always on, Mr. Orth, on his Twitter.

@shanselman The WiiU is crap.Less powerful than an XBOX360.Poor online/store.Weird tablet.Nintendo are walking dead at this point.

— Bob Summerwill (@BobSummerwill) May 17, 2013


@shanselman Sony, MS, Apple, Google all following the same playbook … standard, powerful, hardware, with focus on software and services.

— Bob Summerwill (@BobSummerwill) May 17, 2013


@shanselman Nintendo are still operating like it’s 1990.They should have “done a Sega” and offered Mario/Zelda as PS4/Durango exclusives.

— Bob Summerwill (@BobSummerwill) May 17, 2013


@shanselman Instead they make this awful console, and this … nintendo.com/wiiu/downloads….Just stop it!Just make great games!

— Bob Summerwill (@BobSummerwill) May 17, 2013


@shanselman It is an utterly intentional decision to focus our resources on markets which actually matter … like mobile, and Gen4.

— Bob Summerwill (@BobSummerwill) May 17, 2013


@shanselman One more . Nintendo platforms have always been very poor revenue-wise for third parties.Only Mario and Zelda make money.

— Bob Summerwill (@BobSummerwill) May 17, 2013


@freebsdgirl @shanselman Yep, we’ve got plenty of problems, but WiiU isn’t where that family/casual market is.It’s on mobile/tablet now!

— Bob Summerwill (@BobSummerwill) May 17, 2013

Source : Nintendoeverything.com
 
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I hate to put the cart before the horse here but someone might as well add this to the Golden Threads now as it's inevitable that this thread will spiral into a EA Hate fest. That or just lock this.
 

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I hate to put the cart before the horse here but someone might as well add this to the Golden Threads now as it's inevitable that this thread will spiral into a EA Hate fest. That or just lock this.

The mods, locking a thread before it gets out of hand? This I gotta see!

Now THIS is entertainment! *grabs popcorn*

Oh hey look, it's his Twitter account! https://twitter.com/BobSummerwill
 

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One of those companies has gaems and the other doesn't. :tpi:


Did not detect trolling, just a thorough hardware analysis.

Oh, *whew* for a minute there I thought he was being serious on the internet! He said that the Wii U is weaker than the Xbox 360. Not true, it's weaker than the Gamecube and PS2.
 

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Who's that guy anyway? Because it's bad business for EA to badmouth Nintendo, he should probably get a warning from his bosses about that (well, and something must have happened because he already deleted the tweets, or at least I can't find them).
 

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One of those companies has gaems and the other doesn't. :tpi:


Did not detect trolling, just a thorough hardware analysis.

Yes, clearly a thorough hardware analysis:

"The WiiU is crap."

Oh.

But maybe there's some thorough something here:

"Nintendo are still operating like it’s 1990.They should have “done a Sega” and offered Mario/Zelda as PS4/Durango exclusives."

Yep, thorough trolling.

This guy is hopping aboard the "Hate Nintendo" train about 7-years too late--longer if your experience with game consoles extends back to the mid-90s.
 

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Looks like we discovered Foxi's secret identity. :tpi:


But seriously though, the WiiU is doomed.
But... I don't like sports games... :angry:

Yes, clearly a thorough hardware analysis:

"The WiiU is crap."

Oh.

But maybe there's some thorough something here:

"Nintendo are still operating like it’s 1990.They should have “done a Sega” and offered Mario/Zelda as PS4/Durango exclusives."

Yep, thorough trolling.
But according to Foxi4, it's justified and not trolling at all, remember?;) Marcan was lying about the Wii U CPU not being worse than the 360's. :lol:

You're not an expert - he's an expert. He knows what he's talking about, he works in the business.
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Pulling your leg is just too easy, I can't help myself. :tpi:
 

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Looks like we discovered Foxi's secret identity. :tpi:


But seriously though, the WiiU is doomed.

I didn't know they were porting Doom to the Wii U Virtual Console. Isn't that what Doomed means?

Who's that guy anyway? Because it's bad business for EA to badmouth Nintendo, he should probably get a warning from his bosses about that (well, and something must have happened because he already deleted the tweets, or at least I can't find them).
But according to Foxi4, it's justified and not trolling at all, remember?;) Marcan was lying about the Wii U CPU not being worse than the 360's. :lol:
 

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Who's that guy anyway? Because it's bad business for EA to badmouth Nintendo, he should probably get a warning from his bosses about that (well, and something must have happened because he already deleted the tweets, or at least I can't find them).
Google "ea sports engineer wii u" and click on the wegotthiscovered.com link
 

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I get that you represent your company both in the workplace and elsewhere, but I think this sort of reporting is going to get out of hand.

I'm sure Activision has a wonderful janitorial staff, but I can't say I'm terribly interested in hearing their thoughts on the PS4's hardware.
 
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Fuck who cares what this troll says? The Wii U is a cool console. It may not be as powerful as the 360 (or is it?) but it has huge potential with its Gamepad. Just give it more time. Besides, EA titles are crap anyway.
 

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