Electronic Arts COO Peter Moore has responded to a recent report that featured a quote from an anonymous EA developer who reportedly said "Nintendo was dead to us quickly" after the Wii U failed to live up to expectation.
Moore says this isn't true.
"Don’t trust 'anonymous sources.' Nintendo's a great partner," Moore said today on Twitter. "They never have been, and never will be, ‘dead’ to EA…"
The author of the CVG report then tweeted at Moore to point out that source was from inside EA. Moore responded to this by saying, "I know where I, as the COO, and my company stands on this relationship, despite the comments of your anonymous source."
Last summer, an EA senior software engineer did not hold back when expressing his feelings for the Wii U, labeling the system as "crap." He would later delete this tweet.
EA supported the Wii U with launch titles like Mass Effect 3, FIFA 13, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, and Madden NFL 13, but as of May 2013, the company has no Wii U titles in development. By comparison, EA supported the original Wii throughout its lifespan with more than 75 games.
The "featured platforms" drop-down menu on the EA website does not include Wii U.
Earlier this week, Nintendo cut Wii U sales forecasts by a colossal 69 percent from 9 million to 2.8 million for the year ending this March. The company also lowered full-year forecasts so deeply that it now expects to record a loss for the third straight year.