Need for Speed: Rivals skipping Vita and Wii U due to poor sales
Low sales on Need for Speed: Most Wanted means no Vita or Wii U ports for Rivals
Need for Speed: Rivals creative director Craig Sullivan told The Sixth Axis that the game will not be coming to PlayStation Vita or Wii U. Why? Poor sales of Need for Speed: Most Wanted on those platforms.
"We did a load of extra work on the Wii U version, and we had a lot of guys working on that stuff, you know?" said Sullivan. "It didn't really sell that many, in terms of the Wii U market. I would love for it to have, because we put so much effort into that, trust me. I'd love for it to be way bigger than it was, and the same for the Vita."
"[Rivals] is going onto new hardware, and you have to work out where you focus your efforts. The 200 people working on this game are only capable of making so much, and doing so many different versions of the game, so we had to go with where we think the biggest audience will be for the game, and that's where we are."
Need for Speed: Rivals is coming to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC on November 19, 2013. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions will launch on November 22.