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Another Big Third-Party Game Skips The Wii U

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For the first time since 1991, a Madden game will not be released on Nintendo's primary/current home console.

A statement sent by EA to Nintendo World Report says:

We will not be releasing a Wii U version of Madden NFL in 2013. 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.

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Sure, you could point to this and say it's another blow for Nintendo's beleagured console, already suffering from a lack of third-party support. Madden is, after all, one of the biggest-selling games in the US.

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But then, considering how few people were playing the game last year - when Madden 13 did release on the Wii U - it's not like it's making a difference either way.

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Madden Skipping Wii U in 2013 [NW, via Go Nintendo]