Sega has not had the best of years financially and today they may made a small publicity mistake. While Sega was announcing that Wreck-It Ralph would be included in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, they may have unintentionally given away the release month for the Wii U. Sega original announcement:
“will be available on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo’s Wii U, and Windows PC Digital Download this November.”
This isn’t a really big deal considering that most people believe the Wii U will be released sometime in November anyway. However, this just adds more fuel to the fire considering Nintendo has been so quiet about the subject. We are half way through July and Nintendo has still not mentioned a release date for the Wii U, which is a little strange considering most people believe the system will be released in four months.
In addition, today Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter basically came out and said that the only reason that Nintendo is creating the Pro Controller is to make sure that Activision releases Call of Duty for the Wii U. Although he had no apparent sources, Pachter basically claims that Activision refused to make a Call of Duty game for the GamePad controller.
Here is Pachter’s official statement:
“Activision never said anything to me, but I know that [for] big games like Call Of Duty they said, ‘No, we’re not putting it on there if you don’t give us a conventional controller’. So [Nintendo] gave in.”
To this point there have only been rumors about a Nintendo Wii U version of Call of Duty, but since it is Activision I would almost guarantee there will be some form of a Call of Duty on the system.
At this point I really don’t know how to feel about the system, Nintendo fans are going to buy the system no matter what. But it will be interesting to see if non Nintendo fans that are hardcore gamers will buy the system. A lot of it probably depends on the price point of the system as well, which has also not been announced.
Are you looking forward to purchasing the Wii U on day one or are you going to take a wait and see approach, considering Microsoft and Sony may release new consoles next year?