The big kicker is the news that Rayman Legends, with less than 20 days until its original Wii U release date (February 26), is not only releasing on the PS3 and 360 but it is getting delayed until September for Wii U to accommodate the process of moving it to the other two systems. Nintendo fans expected that the game would eventually jump to the competition's machines and were fine with this news because they were originally getting the best version on the Wii U for an exclusive time period. The thing that has enraged these fans is that Ubisoft waited until literally weeks before the highly anticipated launch to delay the Wii U version over half a year until the crowded month of September to supposedly accommodate fans on the other 2 systems. The fact of the matter is that Ubisoft has flat out admitted that the game was complete for Wii U and the ONLY reason for holding it back is to bring it on all systems simultaneously. The plan is to launch it in the same month that Grand Theft Auto V is expected which is going to damage the sales of this title dramatically.
Allow me to sound off on this situation for a moment. These bullshit moves are what turn Nintendo fans against these third party companies resulting in poor sales. While companies such as EA, Activision, Capcom, etc. will blame Nintendo and come up with every excuse on why a game performs poorly on Nintendo consoles, these kinds of actions are at the true heart of the problem. Let me illustrate this a bit further with just a couple of examples where these companies piss on Nintendo fans.
- When Rockstar delayed Grand Theft Auto V until this September, there has been absolutely no word of the game coming to the Wii U despite the fact that the game could make amazing use of the Wii U Gamepad. Why is this major title not coming to Wii U?
- Sega is releasing Aliens: Colonial Marines next week for PS3 and 360 while waiting for a nebulous "March 2013" release date for what is considered to be the superior Wii U version. Why not delay the PS3 and 360 versions a mere month to give the game equal sales footing across all 3 systems?