EA backed the "wrong horse"
- Posted July 28th, 2007 at 14:05 EDT by
- 28 Comments
An EA executive has stated that the company was “backing the wrong horse” when the transition from last generation to the current generation took place.
Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello stated:
“The last transition was tough because we typically have two to three platforms and a five year period… One of the biggest challenges, of course, was that not a lot of people anticipated the success of Nintendo that they’ve shown with their wand controller and their Wii.”
EA has been going where the money is at, which is currently with the Wii. Could the support be the reason EA is getting disliked by many gamers? Not exactly. John Riccitiello then went on to talk about how EA will quit making “like” sequels to their games and try to bring originality to the table each time.
- 9:08am EDT - July 28th, 2007
Forget the Wii. Nintendo needs to get out of last-generation or leave the console battlefield.
- 9:11am EDT - July 28th, 2007
"EA will quit making “like” sequels to their games and try to bring originality to the table each time. " Yes yes sure you will EA sure you will...lol has to be one of the best jokes ive heard. EA bringing originality to there games? some chance all EA do and ever do it stick a different number on the box and then give you the same damn thing
- 9:14am EDT - July 28th, 2007
psn id: gingo... true the wii is certainly on top at this moment in time but people will soon realise it is a fad and wii owners will start craving the graphics only ps3 or 360 can manage
- 9:37am EDT - July 28th, 2007
The Wii is selling purly out of curiosity and price. Most people dont have just a Wii. They have a Wii and a next gen console. If Nintendo cared about the Japanese market and wanted a true domination, they would scrap there hardware ventures and join Sony. Design games for there console, and peripherals for the games they want to have special features.
- 9:50am EDT - July 28th, 2007
Here is my thing. How can some people say that the PS3 dont have games. But yet the Wii pretty much dont have anything but a buncha mario games.
- 11:19am EDT - July 28th, 2007
I just want to point out.... Y'all do know that nintendo and Sony are a business joint corporation.. lol - Tony tha TIGGA
- 11:39am EDT - July 28th, 2007
EA sucks... there i said it. Then we gotta worry about mr. anti-ps3 taking over there. EA blows man and most of them games haven't really been hot anyway.
- 11:56am EDT - July 28th, 2007
Madden looks like s@#t. Still not that realistic. EA is just not a good company right now for nexgen.
- 12:45pm EDT - July 28th, 2007
Dislike for EA has nothing to do with who they support, bring all our games to the wii if you like! Eventually even the Wii owners will hate your guts too. The reason are tired of you is because you pump out sequel after sequel after sequel. there's like 15 madden games and hardly any of them are any different than the last with the exception of a roster change, how about you just give us a single madden and update it with downloadable content each year, it'd be cheaper for you and you can save money on the whips you use to keep your programers at the table for 30 hours a day. As for the Wii itself it's getting serious double standard treatment. For all it's supposed originality (HA!) it has not more games than the PS3 has right now on the shelf and half of them are better on PS2! the 6 games that they have that arnt multiplatform are only barely worth playing!
- 1:44pm EDT - July 28th, 2007
ea blows and the wii blows and yeah, PS3 owns
- 2:32pm EDT - July 28th, 2007
Well, if originality is their name now then the Wii is obviously the WRONG HORSE this time around. So 100million PS2's sold and that's the wrong horse? Well, I just grew a major distaste for EA.
- 2:55pm EDT - July 28th, 2007
maybe there is something else to the WII that people don't know about,like a magic fountain or something.I don't own a WII nor do I plan too,but all I hear people say is that its a fad and it will fade away,but it hasn't even slowed down,that's not a fad.Chia pets were a fad Gigapets were a fad...I think the WII is something in it's own league
- 6:47pm EDT - July 28th, 2007
I wonder what transition from last gen to next gen EA is REALLY talking about? The Wii and 360 are actually last gen consoles and EA supports both systems so they never have left last gen. A few games on the PS3 doesn't count as a transition. Only if EA dropped support for the Wii and 360 would they have really made a transition from last gen to next gen.
- 7:58pm EDT - July 28th, 2007
The wii is last gen. dont support such crap system it has some really horrible fans im so sick of hearing about on internet gaming forums.
- 8:11pm EDT - July 28th, 2007
check their game sales. people buy the wii but then they find there's only a handful of decent games to buy. they're pushing RE4, and we've got RE5 coming. besides i don't trust white consoles. black is beautiful.
- 8:47pm EDT - July 28th, 2007
Well, I had a rant going on here, but apparently I have 2 banned words in it. What the f*** is with the new censorship? I'm disliking the new site more and more. I reread my comment at least 4 times and not a swear word once. If you're reading this, it means censors go off on clean material but not on comments including swearing.
- 9:05pm EDT - July 28th, 2007
F*ck um, The Wii is a last Gen peace of SH!T and no matter what it will fade and then we will see who gives a Sh1t about EA.
- 7:10am EDT - July 29th, 2007
Even though Im a hard core Burnout Fan.. I can stand EA sometimes.. Their the typical Coorporate America Company.. Money, money and more $$$$.. They dont care who they $hit on as long as their getting that $$$$.. Take for instance with Madden 08 and the 30 fps thing.. Why didnt EA skip Madden 07 for the PS3 and concentrate on the new platform and makeing the 60 fps avail.. Cause its not like its possible.. But Nooooooo.. God forbid they miss out on a chance to get their $$$ on Madden 07 for the PS3 even though you put out the same damn rehashed game on 50 other platforms.. I swear that one of these days these publishing companies are going to learn their lesson... I just hope I live to see that day...
- 10:00am EDT - July 29th, 2007
I don't see Wii as a gaming console really. More of a very versatile toy.
- 2:12pm EDT - July 29th, 2007
Catering to soccer moms and grandmothers, this is so lame. EA sucks
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