GTA V not good enough for Wii U release?

 

By Posted 16 Jun 2012, 08:52

We’re sure you have watched the sole GTA V trailer numerous times now and if you have, you may be aware that Rockstar failed to mention which specific platforms their highly anticipated game will be coming to.

It’s obvious that the game will be coming to PS3 and Xbox 360 when it does arrive, but after seeing a triple AAA game like Assassin’s Creed III land on the Wii U – is there any possibility that Nintendo could land another massive game in GTA V?

If you have been clinging on to this hope for a while, we have some disappointing news to bring you now, as Take-Two’s CEO has seemingly suggested that they won’t be offering any of their ‘core’ titles on Nintendo’s new console. The key word when they talked to GamaSutra about Take-Two bringing core titles to the Wii U was ‘skeptical’, as the publisher isn’t convinced that the Wii U would be able to attract a core audience to suit their more mature-rated games – ie, the Max Payne and the Grand Theft Auto franchise.

CEO Strauss Zelnick did however maintain that Take-Two will be supporting the Wii U in a variety of sports and other casual-based games – so it isn’t a complete lack of titles from the publisher. Is this a big blow though for those looking to buy the Wii U later this year, after hearing that a publisher as massive as Take-Two will probably not be bringing the likes of GTA to the system?

It’s a bit of a shame in our opinion, as Nintendo has made a big effort to make their new console comply with the current requirements that developers need to develop big titles, and as we mentioned above, Assassin’s Creed III is a prime example. Ubisoft’s upcoming game looks just as good on Wii U, if not even better than the other platforms shown, so the best way for Wii U to attract a core audience again is for big name publishers like Take Two to bring their big guns to the system.

Read more from Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick in the full interview here. What are your thoughts on Take-Two’s ‘skeptical’ doubts on not bringing core titles to the Wii U? Is this a disaster for Nintendo, or can they survive with their first-party games?

  • Sgre

    Your title is misleading and you’re a fag

    • Jazzyboy1

       I think he’s just making an undercut at developers that insist that the Wii U can’t run their games even though it’s already pretty obvious that it’s more powerful than the other consoles. If they can’t get their games on the Wii U and market them to core gamers, that’s their fault, not Nintendo’s.

      • NgTurbo

        Glad someone gets it Jazzyboy, thanks.

  • AAA

    Obviously it will be on Xbox/PS3/PC goes without saying, how the hell could a Wii-U play it?!?!

    • NIntendoro

       While using controller, perhaps?

    • Jazzyboy1

      Because the Wii U’s more powerful than the other consoles, perhaps?

      The Wii U is a new console, genius…

      • Dloomy

         Wii U is not as much powerful as PS3/XBOX/PC . Go ahead search google “Wii U Graphics” and you see developer says that Wii U not powerful as any platform . It such a shame for Nintendo can’t make an advantage while Sony and Microsoft not announce new consoles

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jake-Normanicus-Wright/823423083 Jake Normanicus Wright

          You’re a fool, DIoomy. The Wii U uses a graphics card based off the 4850, whereas the PS3 uses a graphics chip based off of the 6600GTX. Through pure benchmarking of those two cards, the Wii U has about 2x the graphical power of the PS3 or the Xbox 360. 

        • Dloomy

          But comparing a 2006 vs 2012 console, Wii U can’t be said as next gen consoles,of course Nintendo improved it,but not much. next gen PS an XBOX will much better

        • JoshK

          You need to go out and research before you post nonsense. Your first argument was it isn’t as powerful as the PS3/XBOX 360/PC. NO CONSOLE is as powerful as a PC dumbass, and it’s already been proven that the Wii U is more powerful than PS3 and 360. Don’t change the argument, just accept that you’re wrong and jog on.

        • Dloomy

           Ok, i’m sorry for my dumbass comment.OF COURSE PC is more powerful than consoles because it’s UPGRADE-ABLE EVERY TIME! but don’t you ever think a  2005-2006 AND NOT UPGRADE-ABLE  CONSOLE can produce beast graphic like a now!

          And for the Wii U,yes i know it more powerful because THIS 2012 and it’s improved,but i think it’s better waiting the REAL NEXT GEN CONSOLES 2-3 years from now,because it’s gonna more improved than Wii U

        • Yah

           ur dumb wii u and pc are eagle but wii u is the same powerful next gen xbox and ps3

        • HardcorNintyFan

          Uhh, if rumors turn out to be true, you aren’t gonna see a huge gap this coming generation. Sony keeps shooting themselves in the foot (would be so smart of them to do it again *facepalm*) and Microsoft while probably in a bit better situation, they to lost money on their current gen system. The company that had the room to play around here was Nintendo, and obviously they did.

          Or we could go with the rumor that Sony and Microsoft waits awhile to release next gen systems and continue to milk their current gen systems. All it would take really is for Nintendo to get a nice head start and some awesome games that show people Nintendo is playing hardball this time. If this turns out to be true, then 3rd party developers would be crazy not to port games to the Wii U when it’s more than capable of handling PS3 and 360 games (Batman and ACIII). Heck ACIII alone shows only a little bit more of Wii U’s power. Give developers time to learn how the Wii U ticks and then you’ll start to see better games coming out to Wii U. I think uh, 360 had this same problem, people didn’t think it had next gen graphics, and then a few years later… BAM! Better graphics and what not.

        • Lovepc

          wii u in the future it will have better graphics like a pc 

        • Dommy

          fanboy hattin on wii u wii u has pc graphics dey said 

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jake-Normanicus-Wright/823423083 Jake Normanicus Wright

          When the launch title ports of the Wii U look as good, if not better in some instances, as ones released 6 years down a console’s lifespan, then you’ve got a solid foundation. Look at the launch titles for the Xbox 360, they were essentially super-shiny Xbox games. As many have said, it takes time for the subtleties in architecture to be figured out and designed around. Equally, though, graphics aren’t everything: as long as they don’t make it into an idle shovelware box, Nintendo will be able to run some great upcoming titles on the system.

          Game graphics are stagnating, a new Playstation or Xbox based on 2008 desktop PC specs is not going to revolutionise that any time soon.

        • Rusty Trombone

          That was an anonymous developer, there’s plenty of named developers gone on record to say it’s more powerful than the current generation… You only have to compare at the Assassins Creed III videos on the Wii U and PS3 to see an increase in resolution, framerate and texture resolution – and this is just the first batch of Wii U games.

        • Rusty

           wii u is the most powerful over consoles and next gen as well but you have to wait and see

        • Wii u sucks

          wii u is more powerful than ps3 n xbox 360 but we dnt know dat is more powerful than next gen

        • True

           wii u is more powerful than ps3 and xbox

    • Fuckaaa

       wtf how do they know its coming to xbox or ps3
       
      rockstar didnt confirmed anything but it could come for next gen

      look at agent it will come this year

      • Wii u sucks

           wtf how do they know its coming to xbox or ps3
         
        rockstar didnt confirmed anything but it could come to next gen

        look at agent it will come this year

  • NIntendoro

    Take-Two is another proof that morons still exist. Wii U is more than capable to handle any game as long as it’s specs are enough. I myself am a hardcore gamer, and as much as I love my PS3, I would prefer to play Wii U version of any game rather than PS3. This is no longer Wii anymore, it’ll be amazing to get my hands on Assassin’s Creed 3, Batman, Aliens, Mass effect 3……. I could play some of those right now on PS3 but i would just spoil the upcoming fun

  • xam grey

    Good luck to Take-two as they continue making the same stale GTA game. The sales will continue to decline as the shock factor goes down. They’d be lucky if Nintendo allowed them to release GTAV, which will be pretty much the same game as GTAIII except with slightly better graphics. Stealing cars & killing prostitutes really loses some appeal after a decade of the same tired gameplay.

    • xfatalxzero

      There is a storyline and Grand Theft Auto puts you in the shoes of a criminal so of course you will continue to do the same. As for Grand Theft Auto V for the Nintendo it doesn’t look promising enough to handle a game of that size.

      • Usaamah Gill

        The Wii U is more powerful and capable than either the PS3 or Xbox in terms of supporting a game with large content. Even if its graphical capabilities are only a slight upgrade over the current consoles, the amount of processing power it has allows it to support more depth and behind the scenes demands. Whats sad is how third parties remain ‘skeptical’.

        • Brendan

          You’re stupid. What’s up with the already wii U fanboys. You have to be kidding me believing that the wii U is better than a PS3/360. I’m no fanboy between any console but I was horribly disappointed with the crappy graphics from the wii. I will not buy another Nintendo product unless I can thoroughly use it first. Bottom line wii U is not as powerful as a PS3/360. I was impressed by the zombie U game though.

        • The Kid

          Wii U is more powerful.  It might not be by a large margin, but it’s more powerful.

        • Niggerman128

          Next gen console less powerful than current gen console

        • Niggerman128

           ya just went full potato on that one

        • Likem

          nop fag wii u is more powerful and it has pc graphics 

        • Nextgen

          wii u like a pc

          wii u has pc graphics 

        • Nicholas Gatewood

          Has PC graphics? You’re kidding, right?

          My $600 PC build is leagues above the Wii U. The Wii U is a bump above the PS3, not much more. It’s last-gen tech releasing at the start of the next generation.

          What’s with all the idiots being attracted to this video? Either way, GTAV wouldn’t be “too bad” for a Wii U release, the title of this article is retarded. If anything the Wii U wouldn’t be good enough for GTAV, but that’s mostly just because they have to learn to use a new set of development tools and things like that for the Wii U platform first, they wouldn’t be able to port it over very quickly that way. The Wii U is more powerful than a 360(though its processor is a little weaker than the PS3′s, its RAM and GPU are superior) but that certainly doesn’t mean GTAV is “not good enough for a Wii U release.” Seriously, whoever typed that up most likely knows nothing of game development.

        • wiime

          wii u is more powerful than xbox and ps3 stop hating

      • gta

        wii u can handle gta 5 

  • Viven1125

    its a good new that they won’t be releasing gta 5 in Wii U,so now gta5 could be released early because they delayed gta 5 because they wanted to released it on Wii U but since it was rejected so gta 5 could be release this year.

    • gta

      nop gta 5 is coming for wii u 

    • Gta

      take 2 should release gta 5 to wii u dats how they more money cuss d economy bad

  • Zarif

    ‘Triple AAA’? So nine A’s?! I thought ACIII only had three A’s.

  • Cesarpro09

    I always said that third party developers expect to sell more than mario, zelda, pokemon on nintendo consoles, and the true is that not even call of duty can do it in other consoles. Third party developers sucks not nintendo. They bring the console that can run the games with a little good twist, even the pro controller to let you just port the games, and now they find another excuse. Not buying other games from them because of this, i won’t support this kind of morons.

    • James

      Well said Cesarpro. Nobody is forcing these developers to embrace the Wii U gamepad and go to any extra lengths to develop games for it. Thanks to the pro controller, a simple port would suffice. 

      I wouldn’t be surprised if Wii U sells far better than the next iterations of hardware from Sony or Microsoft. Based on all the rumours, it seems whatever hardware is going to be in the next Xbox or PlayStation is going to be very expensive. This immediately alienates casual gamers, families and core gamers on a budget.

      It’s a no-brainer – you’ve got Wii U, a system which is perfectly capable of running this GTA V just as well if not better than current gen systems, and it’s in millions of homes, yet Take Two have decided not to push the game onto the system.

      Somebody isn’t looking at the long term prospects in my opinion.

  • Smallde123

    Why would GTA V be on the wii U? The wii U isn’t worthy. 

    • Fuckgod

       it should come to wii u but it wont hurt ps3 n pc

  • Halo rules

    gta 5 will never come to xbox

    • Xbox

        “It’s obvious that the game will be coming to PS3 and Xbox 360 when it does arrive,” wtf These people are stupid. Rockstar Games hasn’t confirmed it platforms.

      It could to ps3/ps vita first, then pc, and then next box 720. like they did with ps2.

      maybe it will come to wii u cuss i heard the graphics card in it is upgradeable like a pc.

      gta 5 will never ever come to xbox 360 but maybe next gen as the xbox 720

    • Xbox

        “It’s obvious that the game will be coming to PS3 and Xbox 360 when it does arrive,” wtf These people are stupid. Rockstar Games hasn’t confirmed it platforms.

      It could come to ps3/ps vita first, then pc, and then next box 720. like they did with ps2.

      maybe it will come to wii u cuss i heard the graphics card in it is upgradeable like a pc.

      gta 5 will never ever come to xbox 360 but maybe next gen as the xbox 720

    • Gears of wars 3

       xbox fanboys will start hating it will never happen cuss they will lose money like billions tired of the same pease ofshit wtfuck gta aint worth billions but it is worth millions dumbfuck assfags

      agent will come before gta 5 oct or dec dis year in 2012 cuss its been 5 years working on it n this is why gta 5 is taking so long for trailer 2

  • YouLow.com

     Rockstar Games owns youlow

    • Nex

       we believe u peoples go check to believe it and rockstar will make money

  • GTA Rocks

    GTA V not good enough for Wii U. In reality it’s, Wii U not good enough for GTA V.

    • Wii u sucks

      i think it should come to wii u cuss dats d only way they can make more money

  • efex 172

    All this shows is the Take Two does not have the money to put the game on new technology that hope people buy but it`s able to put it on 10 year old technology that lots of people do have. This is why PC will rule over this game as you have the choice.

    • frazer2000

      LOL.

  • Bobmarley80@aol.com

    “you may be aware that Rockstar failed to which specific”. Isn’t it “you may be aware the Rockstar failed to say which specific”?

    • Hp

      gta 5 is coming for wii u

  • IvyLeague

    Look I see all the opinions you all are coming up with, but you got to think about Nintendo is more aimed at children and more leisure type people i.e. exercise games, doodle games, sports games etc. Third party would never think about porting games to it because its not simply used for that type of gameplay. You guys are saying Wii U is better than current gen, it might be right now, but when next gen comes out Wii U will left out reason for this is because Microsoft and Sony will have better system. Microsoft makes computer programs like Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8 and Sony makes computers, cameras, tvs, etc. Whereas Nintendo makes nothing besides gaming systems. Think about it 

    • Mango

      Its gettng to the point where there are more “children and more leisure type people” than there are hardcore gamers that actually need powerful hardware. The Wii U is going to keep up with next gen in that perspective. Nintendo does only focus on video games.. and thats why they are successful.

      • wiiiiiii

        wii u is like a pc you can upgrade graphics like a pc that is why wii u is the most powerful 

  • Sucker4PS3

    Damn if they bring GTA V to ANY portable device I will buy it. I have a iPad 2 (I will buy the iPad 3 or 4 if it requires it) iPod Touch, PS3, & MacBook Air so obviously the PS3 will get it but if it hits the iPad its a wrap. If it comes on Vita and I’m able to play saved content from my PS3 I will buy it.

    So Rockstar I hope your listening, you have a sucker for GTA right here that will love for you to take his money across multiple platforms!

    • Microsoft

       nope multiple platforms and it is a ps3 exclusive

      • Marklg100

        no it is not a ps3 exclusive at all thats a stupid rumour its coming out on the xbox same time a ps3 so i dont no where u get ur crap info from

        • Marklg100

          and plus no-one will get the exclusive because ps3 never sold as much copies as the xbox 360 did the xbox sold more copies of the gta 4 the ps3 did so i dont think so take 2 already said no exclusive its going on most systems state the facts urs is just bullocks rumour like normal

        • Xboxfanboy

              take 2 didnt say ..shit1_ only by a ..fake rumor hey ur !stupid..  so gta 5
          is a ps3 exclusive cuss xbox cant handle atleast 3 discs! tired people
          like u fanbox_gay.. n 360 will get band in d usa.. 

        • Billgates

          yeah dats so true  dey should band xbox 360 like dey did in other countries so released xbox 720?..

          cuss i dnt want xbox to ruin gta 5 fuck2 discs at least 3 discs dis is why gta 5 is a ps3 exlusive

        • Max

           yeah dats so true  dey should band xbox 360 like dey did in other countries so released xbox 720?..

          cuss i dnt want xbox to ruin gta 5 fuck2 discs at least 3 discs dis is why gta 5 is a ps3 exclusive

        • Marklg100gay

            tired of fangirls stop talking dat
          gta 4 sold more copies but not more dan a million on
          xbox it doesnt mean anything dats old! go back to special led!

          ps3 is way
          different now.. it will sell 20 million copies on ps3 now days

        • Ps3

           yeah ps3 rocks

        • Marklg100

          and plus no-one will get the exclusive because ps3 never sold as much copies as the xbox 360 did the xbox sold more copies of the gta 4 the ps3 did so i dont think so take 2 already said no exclusive its going on most systems state the facts urs is just bullocks rumour like normal

        • Admin

          poor fag it is a ps3 exclusive  its been confirmed 100% n kill urself

          go sell ur xbox and buy a ps3 to gta 5 only on ps3 or pc cuss dey can handle it

          or buy xbox 720

        • NEMESIS

           PS3 TI-8 Cell Processor with 256MB of DDR1 SDRAM with a FAT 32 file system

          Xbox 360- IBM Triple core processor with 512MB of DDR1 SDRAM with a FAT 32 system

          Modern PC- AMD Quad Core HT with 16GB of DDR3 SDRAM with NTFS file system….

          Both the xbox and PS3 are outdated pieces of hardware…… Hmmm someone isn’t very technical…Mark

        • Amax

           gta 5 is a ps3 exclusive

        • Love

            poor fag it is a ps3 exclusive  its been confirmed 100% n kill urself

          go sell ur xbox and buy a ps3 to play gta 5 only on ps3 or pc cuss dey can handle it

          or buy xbox 720

  • Marklg100

    we need proper info about gta 5 not none of this bullshit come on rockstar release the release date and gta 5 is not a ps3 exclusive so that is bullshit xbox sold more copies than ps3 did anyway they make more money release it on most format else the game would end up like apb if they release it on ps3 it would ruining them and go under so its multi format i wish people stop send bullshit rumour they no nothing about the game and they no nothing about when it will release so Come on rockstar release the date for the release of gta 5

    • Xbox360

      fucku fag  dis is not a rumor it been confirmed a ps3 exclusive go buy a ps3 poor fag

      rockstar will not look at dis site watch ur grammer little kid

      • Tonn

         yeah fuckkk 360 fuckkk 2 disc if microsoft doesnt want it to come 3 discs so it is a ps3 exclusive

        ps3 kill xbox ass 

        wii u raped xbox ass

    • brian has a log

      I think you spend too much time playing games and not enough time practicing your English grammar  .

  • Joe Monco

    Game is vaporware. It’s been plagued with problems and is never coming out. Welcome to the new Duke Nukem Forever.

    • Ghhg

      gta 5 will come to wii u rockstar will make money tons of money

    • Mnm

      wow take 2 will make ton of money

    • Real

       when gta 5 comes to wii u they will sell 30 million copies or more on wii u

  • Namesameer

    you all fags gta will release i all formats thus , they have to make money cover thier losses which max payne 3 had made it only sell 3,00000 not a half of the la noire sells.
    any ways i heard it is coming out in october

  • likeitornot

    true fact: gta 4 sold more on xbox 360. also it will probably be on ps3, xbox and later pc. thats how it’s always been and most likely will be this time. inb4 not a fanboy of any hardware. also ps3 exclusive is bullshit, they won’t take the loss of money on the other platforms.

  • Guest

    The title should be “Wii U not good enough for GTA V?”

  • Mikefi1

    none of you gags no wat ur talkin about ps3 suks my nuts and its proven because more people have xbox. and xbox never got hacked for half there accounts like ps3 did. all in all ps3 is garbage and will never even come close to xbox. and ps3 stole acheivments and the spider man text style!!!!

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