Contrary to public statements issued last week from publisher Electronic Arts claiming that the company is not working on Wii U games, the company says it is working on new games for Nintendo’s Wii U home console, or so chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen said during the Stifel Nicolaus 2013 Internet, Media and Communications Conference.
The following statement came about when a conference attendee inquired Jorgensen’s thoughts on which console manufacturer would lead the next generation. He said that consumers, not publishers and large companies, would decide the outcome.
“You know, I think Nintendo’s business was more [an] extension of their last console,” Jorgensen said today.
“We are building titles for the Nintendo console, but not anywhere near as many as we are for PS or Xbox.”
“I think what the consumer will find is a lot more powerful gameplay with the new boxes that are coming out, and a lot of excitement, but it’ll remain to be seen as to the services associated with those as to how consumers decide which direction they might want to go.”
So there you have it. The chips have fallen where they may, and it seems EA is working on games for the Wii U.
OR IS IT ALL A CLEVER RUSE? Find out next week when another EA spokesperson (potentially) speaks out and (potentially) says that all Wii U systems should be doused in gasoline and hurled into your grandmother’s fireplace. Potentially. And that you should promptly roast extra-large marshmallows over its smoldering ashes. Potentially.