EA engineer says 'the Wii U is crap'

Before deleting tweets, senior engineer at Electronic Arts blasts struggling platform, saying "Nintendo are still operating like it's 1990."

One Electronic Arts developer has taken to Twitter to sound off on the struggling Wii U. As spotted by IGN, EA senior software engineer and architect Bob Summerwill did not hold back when expressing his feelings for the platform.

"The Wii U is crap," Summerwill said, before deleting that tweet and all others. "Less powerful than an Xbox 360. Poor online/store. Weird tablet. Nintendo are walking dead at this point."

"Sony, MS, Apple, Google all following the same playbook," he added. "Standard, powerful, hardware, with focus on software and services."

Summerwill suggested that Nintendo should have exited the hardware business and instead shopped around its major titles to Microsoft and Sony.

"Nintendo are still operating like it's 1990," he said. "They should have 'done a Sega' and offered Mario/Zelda as PS4/Durango exclusives. Instead they make this awful console. Just stop it! Just make great games!"

Summerwill has worked at EA in a number of technical roles since 1999.

His comments came a day after EA confirmed that after releasing four games for Wii U, the publisher has no new titles in development for the system. By comparison EA supported the original Wii throughout its lifespan with 78 total games.

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dr_jashugan
dr_jashugan

I'm curious what the new FUSION console (if it's not just a rumor) from Nintendo would be like. 8-\

Snaptrap
Snaptrap

If they were operating like it's 1990, they'd have the most powerful console on the market. The problem is that now they no longer care about hardware specs as they did back in the days of the SNES. That console had a lot of innovative features in both hardware and software.


Personally, I think Nintendo should look to indie developers and ditch the mainstream generic trash that does nothing more than churn out the same shit every year.

Ryogg
Ryogg

 The only reason why the wiiu is having a hard time is sony and microsoft are buying 3rd party rights. And 3rd party companies are becoming more lazier on creating originalatity. Nintendo has gamepad, wiiu remote, nunchuk, balance board, retro controller. What more does a programer need to make options to play a game to make a funner experience to their games?!

dr_jashugan
dr_jashugan

WiiU > WiiU + Region lock > XBone SpyCam.  XD 

Mickeyminime
Mickeyminime

I'm not interested in the Wii U at all, but i do hope it does well though for the people that want it

brainiac1988
brainiac1988

I came back to reminisce about the good times we had here.

NyBxJkw718
NyBxJkw718

Wii U>>>>>>>>>>>>>>all the trolling you immature people that know nothing about video games and it's history. Ijs.

Renunciation
Renunciation

Lighting the wrong end of a cigarette > Wii U

dr_jashugan
dr_jashugan

After the XBone reveal. 

Balmer to Don: THAT conference was CRAP!! ALL that TV and SPORTS!! Do you know who is responsible for this?!!!

Don (recently returned from his FRENCH class): Qui, YOU!

wizardboyus
wizardboyus

i just got a wii not too long ago and i'm sad that i never picked it up sooner. the wii u could be great, however a console can't do well when there aren't any games to play on it XD

fitch129
fitch129

Fuck EA anyway, who cares, Wii U could do without them anyway. They're just hurt because Nintendo told them to fuck off when EA asked if they could implement Origin on the Wii U and rightly so.


nikon133
nikon133

Disaster Movie (2008) > Wii U

RoachRush
RoachRush

You can't spell "WEAK" without EA.

SKErwin
SKErwin

i can't believe this, lol

sonyfreak456
sonyfreak456

People should have sticked to 2D games only > Wii U > Xbox One

14monkey
14monkey

xbox one<Wii U...face it you all know this is true

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

Wow with the Xbox One coming out I'd forgotten the Wii U existed.

Nasimul
Nasimul

Can Anyone beat this article?

Alkpaz
Alkpaz

Have to post here to add to the epicness of this article

zzamaro
zzamaro

Wii U > Xbox One.


The conference was bad because of the TV and other stuff. But the other stuff made it really bad.

racerxgundam
racerxgundam

M$ making me actually admit that the Wii u looks alot better and i rather give ninten-durrrrrrr my money. I kinda feel bad for picking on NOA for being dumb...but i do not feel bad at all the M$ hate at all, they deserve every bit of it.


> wii u

racerxgundam
racerxgundam

Going to other pages...seeing M$ fangirls actually TRY to defend the money grab and the shoebox, and posting the meme 


> wii u

saosebastiao
saosebastiao

Finally, some peace and quiet. But there are still some Xbox/ Pc retards out here (which will probably reply).

tretre32
tretre32

The horrific fact that MS actually had company meetings and agreed on the name Xbox One! is....+/-  .020 > Wii U

tretre32
tretre32

What the fukk! THIS IS STILL GOIN! Oh well lets see............

Getting Punk'd  by somebody, sayin  "your mom died " rushing to see her and getting killed for real in a car wreck. > Wii U

Inlex
Inlex

god damnit my arm is hurting from holding shift so many times when I rpess the period button > WiiU

ondrugs
ondrugs

50 people listening > Wii U

DarKH-B
DarKH-B

Day number 5 of these > Wii U

Hells_rebelion
Hells_rebelion

I would enjoy the Wii-U more if they actually made games for it.  So what if it doesn't wipe your ass, chew your food, or go to work for you.  It has potential people just need to make stuff for it....Zombie U was great IMO and I'd love to see more like it.

torrne667
torrne667

@dr_jashugan ps4 owns nothing so far. No gameplay demonstrations or console sightings own nothing except sony fanboy semen splattering over their monitor screens.

ondrugs
ondrugs

@Inlex hahaha good one, hey M$ put a f**cking ">" symbol on the next Home Cinema ONE on that glass thing, or make it available through voice command > WiiU

ondrugs
ondrugs

@HipHopBeats Xbox1 could have some reedeming qualities through good exclusives in the future, but that integrated kinet just made it compete with Wii U > Wii U

nikon133
nikon133

@Rayrota Tamagotchi > Wii U

ondrugs
ondrugs

@Rayrota you sure you understand what this thread is all about Rayrota? > Wii U

wizardboyus
wizardboyus

@torrne667 @dr_jashugan wtf r u talkin bout there have been  gameplay demonstrations (you should check out a website called youtube), as for xbox1 all we've seen is COD w/ a dog (oh yea and all the bullshit add ons). i have all three systems, though i play my wii, ps3, and pc. scared to touch my 360 as i don't want my 4th xbox to get the rrod, with the 360's horrible launch lineup it's hard to get behind microsoft once again. oh yea and i don't see any semen on my monitor after having said this. 

ondrugs
ondrugs

@HipHopBeats@ondrugsi'd take Zelda over any kind of Quantum Leap sh!t or whatever the hell that boring footage was trying to show any day of the week > Wii U