Here's some more bad news for Wii U owners that might also be Madden NFL game fans: you won't be getting the popular football franchise on your platform of choice this year, according to this Ars Technica story. More importantly, what does EA's decision not to support the Wii U with one of its biggest sports franchises say about the current perception of Nintendo's struggling console system?
"We will not be releasing a Wii U version of Madden NFL in 2013," EA said in a statement to Nintendo World Report. "However, we have a strong partnership with Nintendo and will continue to evaluate opportunities for delivering additional Madden NFL products for Nintendo fans in the future."
Obviously no one believes the whole "we have a strong relationship with Nintendo" line from EA. The Wii U is being treated like an untested crowd-funded console at this point by one of the biggest third-party publishers in the world and that is something that the industry is going to pay attention to, not to mention fans who wanted to play Mario and Zelda games alongside Madden and other franchises from third-parties...
EA Madden 25 is currently set for release on the Xbox 360 and PS3 on August 27.
Source: Ars Technica