Originally Posted by Artikbot
If the games were good...
They would be up there.
EA's best selling game has sold 80,000 copies. ZombiU, a real innovative, thought with the WiiU in mind game has sold 450,000 copies.
Numbers speak by themselves. Good games sell by themselves, too.
The chart is even more revealing on how bad game sales on the WiiU are overall. Only 2 games have sold a million+ units. Looking at the hardware sales tells you why as well.
Most of these games you bash that don't sell well are because the publisher and developer have to remove many elements of the game that make it inferior in every way to the version on other consoles. People with multiple consoles are obviously going to buy the game on the console where 100% of the original game is playable.
Since you love numbers. Lets look at your Fifa 13 example. The WiiU sales only beat out the PS2, which the game wasn't even available for.
The PSP, PSV and 3DS independently sold more copies of Fifa 13 than the WiiU.
Everyone can skew numbers to prove a point but I like looking at the bigger picture.
I appreciate that you love eastern rpg's on your Nintendo console, but a majority of western audiences can't play an import rpg because we can't speak or read Japanese. It is also no secret that Nintendo games sell very well but many 3rd party games do not no matter how good the game is.
At the end of the day no mater how much people love or hate a publisher, it's all about business and making money. If the investment is not worth the return, why would a company bother?