Nintendo Wants Grand Theft Auto V on the Wii U

The company does admit it needs to make the Wii U more appealing to developers

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has revealed that he’d love for Rockstar Games to release Grand Theft Auto V on the Wii U but emphasized that it’s up to his company to make the platform attractive.

Without a doubt, one of the biggest games set to appear in 2013 is Grand Theft Auto V, the next installment in Rockstar’s extremely popular open world series.

While the game will be released only for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in the spring of 2013, Rockstar revealed that it’s considering other platforms, like the PC or Wii U.

Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime would love for the huge game to appear on the recently released Wii U but he emphasized the role Nintendo has in making the Wii U an attractive platform for big developers, including Rockstar.

“The folks there have said very nice public comments about the Wii U,” Fils-Aime told MTV about Rockstar.

“In the end, it is Nintendo's responsibility to have a large installed base, to have development tools that help the developers and publishers create great content, and essentially create an environment where teams like Rockstar can bring their very best content to our platform, and if we do that hopefully the very best content throughout the entire industry will show up on Wii U.”

Fils-Aime also confessed his faith in Wii U game developers, as he believes they’ll soon unlock the full potential of the console as they work more with it.

“Clearly the bar will constantly be raised by developers, not only our own first party developers, but third party as well. That's a truism in this industry. As developers become comfortable with a system they learn how to push it, they learn how to do unique things, and I'm sure we'll see that with the Wii U.”

New Wii U owners: would you like to see Grand Theft Auto V on your new platform or do you think the open world game should stay on other devices?

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