EA's lack of confidence in the Wii U has been blatantly obvious over the last few months, and has lead them to completely abandon the platform for the time being.
“We have no games in development for the Wii U currently,” EA spokesperson Jeff Brown bluntly told Kotaku, leaving little to the imagination. He didn't rule out returning to the platform down the line - potentially after first-party titles reinvigorate sales - but for now, they'll plan to concentrate on PC, mobile, Sony and Microsoft consoles. This ties in with Crysis 3 skipping the Wii U due to "lack of business drive," and confirmation that Frostbite 3.0 won't run on Nintendo's youthful console (possibly meaning that Nintendo will miss out on all future Battlefield and even Star Wars titles).
Despite a rousing show of solidarity at Nintendo's E3 2011 press conference, EA released only four Wii U games (Madden 13, FIFA 13, Need for Speed: Most Wanted and Mass Effect 3) before pulling their support. Dead Space 3 and Crysis 3 both failed to make an appearance on Wii U, and this latest statement is bound to send chills down a few investors' spines.
EA clearly aren't the only publisher wary of the Wii U's somewhat stagnant sales, which has lead to an incredibly sparse software lineup since the start of the year. Nintendo will need a strong E3 showing, some major first party titles and a much more aggressive marketing campaign - and some brisk sales, of course - to coax their fickle fair weather friends back to the fold.