Rumour: Activision Not Happy With Black Ops 2 Wii U Sales

Apparently Wii U users “are all talk”.

Posted By | On 02nd, Mar. 2013 Under News

Call Of Duty Black Ops 2
Take this with a grain of salt, but according to indie developer Calvin Hall, who spoke to an unnamed Activision employee recently, the publisher isn’t very happy about the sales for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 on the Wii U

“Activision didn’t expect much from Wii U sales of Black Ops 2, but they sure didn’t expect it to be that abysmal. Activision gave Wii U owners the best version of BLOPS 2 with Off TV features, and Nintendo fans didn’t support it.

“It’s easy for Nintendo fans to trash publishers for not giving them ports, but publishers have wizened up. They realize Nintendo fans are all talk. Nintendo fans are vocal with their mouths, but when it’s time to open their wallets, they’ll spend that $60 on New Super Mario Bros instead.”

The same respondent stated that, “There’s just no enthusiasm for it. The only reason publishers are still going to bring games to Wii U is because they don’t want to damage their relationship with Nintendo.”

What does that say about the future of third party Wii U titles? Stay tuned.

Source: GoNintendo

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  • matt

    Thats not true, the reason sales are so low is that at the moment there are no games that would make you buy a new console and if you have black ops on pc then why buy a $400 console to play a game they have already done.
    when more games come out then nintendo fans will do what they always do, spend muney on every thing released suck as that new gun attachment, that stearing wheel. nintendo fan boys spend way more money then any other.

  • Nintenjoe82

    This developer is not a studio head, publisher or someone who knows anything about money in the games industry. There is no way that Activision could genuinely be disappointed with sales on a console launch unless they thought they’d just released Wii Sports. At launch, Wii U represented about 1% or less of the number of consoles BO2 was released for and it had already been out for a week on older consoles. The fact that early adopters who probably already had PS/360 were most of the people buying the Wii U doesnt help either.

    They could have delayed the launch on the other consoles if they wanted to give the Wii U version a chance so I doubt they’re that bothered. Next we’ll find out that EA is annoyed that ME3 didn’t outsell the PS3 and Xbox version. Why port ME3 when ME trilogy is coming out?

    I bought Black Ops 2 on day one. First time I went online there were 3000 people playing (every review has reported much lower so I am not sure what time they are logging on) but it’s never been above that for me which is only annoying when it comes to playing the less popular game modes. Considering there were two Nintendo games to compete with, setting up online is an absolute joke and BO2 was one of 22 launch games, I wouldn’t have hoped for more than 3000 people playing at a time when I bought this so I am not disappointed.

    If I was going to make one complaint it would be that there is no recoil if you use a pro controller or classic controller pro but the wiimote sprays all over the play. BO2 is like MW1 with even more weapons that are completely unbalanced..

  • M

    This didn’t even happen. The developer isn’t a real person.

  • This article is complete, utter horseshit. A rumor. Black Ops was in the Top 5 best selling Wii U games. It’s not Nintendo or our fault if the fan base isn’t big enough. Get over yourself, Activision.

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