It's pretty tough to sell gaming consoles when major game developers are shunning your system, and Nintendo is actually facing such a threat with the Wii U. Facing tough reviews
, half-baked software and general confusion on whether the Wii U is simply a spec-bumped Wii, Nintendo found out in May that Electronic Arts would not be working the Wii U
into its forthcoming development cycles. In other words, major next-gen titles from EA wouldn't be produced for the Wii U; only the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One.
The biggest fear, of course, is if such a move triggered a wave of followers. Nintendo has surely been on pins and needles as it waits, but today some good news came down the pike. Activision has placed its officially support behind the Wii U, with six titles slated to hit the console this fall. Call of Duty: Ghosts (11/5) will feature Wii Remote and second-screen Wii U GamePad support and more, while other titles include: Skylanders SWAP Force; Angry Birds Trilogy; Angry Birds Star Wars; SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton's Robotic Revenge; Wipeout Create & Crash.
Hopefully, this is a good sign for Wii U gamers going forward. Losing EA was a major blow, but at least the next rendition of CoD will be safely en route.