Wii U Walking Dead scrapped in Australia

Activision has confirmed that the Wii U version of upcoming title The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct will not be headed to Australia, despite the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions hitting local shelves.

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This is not the first Wii U release that Activision has decided not to deliver to Australian gamers – deciding late last year that the territory did not need another version of launch title 007 Legends.

Last week, Activision sent a barrage of information about the new game – including a first-look trailer – but notably not including any reference to the Wii U build. Now, a local branch of the company has provided a statement to Vooks, explaining the disappointing situation:

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.

In a smaller market such as Australia, this sort of decision is not uncommon – EA famously refused to import copies of GameCube games, blaming poor sales.

Less than six months after launch, is the Wii U really doing so poorly that it’s dropping publisher support already?

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