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"With regards to FIFA 16, there isn't a Vita or 3DS version."

FIFA 16 leaves Nintendo in the dust – no Wii U or DS versions

"With regards to FIFA 16, there isn't a Vita or 3DS version."
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The announcement of FIFA 16 last week with the inclusion of women was a great occasion. But, for handheld owners and especially Nintendo fans, the occasion turned sour quickly.

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After the announcement, Pocket Gamer reached out to EA regarding FIFA 16 on handhelds and mobile, and were met with this unfortunate response: “With regards to FIFA 16, there isn’t a Vita or 3DS version.”

So while FIFA 15 was released on both the PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS last year, it looks like EA has decided not to make FIFA 16 for handhelds, instead focusing solely on PC and consoles. 

To make matters worse, EA announced that the game will be released September 22nd only on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Windows PC; no Wii or Wii U in sight. Although previous iterations of FIFA have been released on the Wii, the only iteration that has been released on Nintendo’s latest and more powerful console, the Wii U, is FIFA 13.

Assuming EA doesn’t have a giant sense of remorse, or the Wii U doesn’t undergo any drastic hardware upgrades, FIFA 16 will be the first in the series since 2000 to not be released on any Nintendo platforms.

The only other football game left for Nintendo owners will be Pro Evolution Soccer, unless Konami chooses to go the FIFA route and leave Nintendo in the dust.

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