Confirmed: The Walking Dead Survival Instinct isn’t coming to Wii U in Australia
Australian Wii U owners are likely set again to miss out on another third party Wii U title thanks to Activision.
The Walking Dead Survival Instinct will now be the second game for the console that is going to be passed over for release here in Australia. The first was the launch title 007 Legends last year.
The game was recently listed on both EB Games Australia (cache) and JB Hi-Fi’s website but is now no longer anywhere to be found. In addition the there was also a press release sent to media today, including Vooks regarding the games pre-order DLC incentives.
While it’s not uncommon for the Wii U to miss out on these incentives (we wish it wouldn’t though), the rest of the press release fails to mention the Wii U version in any capacity.
Update: Activision have confirmed the news this morning;
[quote]As with every game release, publishers decide which platforms to release based on customer demand. Unfortunately it wasn’t there for the Wii U sku on The Walking Dead.[/quote]
Sadly this situation reminds us of the GameCube here in Australia. Back then it was mainly EA who wouldn’t release their games on everyone’s favourite purble oblong due to the smaller market and it appears to already be happening again with the Wii U.
Which begs the question, how bad has the Wii U sold here?