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GTA 5 Wii U 'is up for consideration,' say Rockstar

Dan Houser doesn't rule out Wii U version of GTA V

GTA 5 Wii U is up for consideration. They're the words of Rockstar chief Dan Houser who was asked about the possibility of GTA V coming to Nintendo's new console in an interview with IGN.

Asked why Grand Theft Auto 5 had yet to be confirmed for Wii U and PC, Houser said: "Everything else is up for consideration. That's all I can give you. We are a third-party publisher. We're not Nintendo, we're not Sony, we're not Microsoft. We love all of them in different ways. But we can do what we want wherever there's the appropriate business opportunity and chance to find a market. If that's on Apple we put something on Apple. Wherever it might be. I think that's the fun in what we do. We see ourselves as a content company that uses technology. We don't make it; we use it to make the most fun stuff."

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If GTA 5 was to be released on Wii U, it wouldn't be the first time that a GTA game has been released for a Nintendo console after Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars was released for DS in 2009.

Rockstar also released Bully and Manhunt 2 for Wii, but a Grand Theft Auto game never came out for the console. Now, with the HD capabilities of Wii U, there shouldn't be a technical to releasing the game on the console.

When we asked if ONM readers would like GTA 5 to be released for Wii U, 86% of those who voted said yes. There's your market!

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  1. BattleGooseUK Monday 19th Nov 2012 at 15:59

    IT HAD BETTER BE!

  2. deKay Monday 19th Nov 2012 at 16:03

    Hmm.

    Fit that ton-tongue d-deep in
    I guess that hat getting eaten

  3. pokemaniac 212 Monday 19th Nov 2012 at 16:08

    I thought ONM pretty much gave this one away last week when they uploaded the new GTA trailer to their youtube channel, before quickly deleting it when they realised?

    Either way, I hope it does come out for wii U, since if it's going to be competing with the other consoles it needs to get equally strong third-party support.

  4. Dan-the-Wii-man Monday 19th Nov 2012 at 16:11

    It sounds as if theyre saying that they are considering it based on how well game like AC3 and BLOPS2 sell.

  5. 5OUNDWAVE Monday 19th Nov 2012 at 16:12

    not a fan of gta but if this come's to wii u my head could be turned

  6. mushroomchow Monday 19th Nov 2012 at 16:18

    It's one of those multiformat games vital to a console's success amongst the core. Yes please.

  7. MJTH Monday 19th Nov 2012 at 16:34

    I would absolutely love it if this came to the Wii U! It could potentially happen, the PC version of the game hasn't even been officially announced either, but that will definitely happen at some point. They have a year to do it, come RockStar PLEASE!.

  8. TheNUKEnukeM Monday 19th Nov 2012 at 17:01

    To be honest, you could buy a crappy xbox for 60 now. If any nintendo fan was dieing to play GTA it would be pretty easy to get

  9. danbish Monday 19th Nov 2012 at 17:04

    Come on Rockstar! Come on Nintendo! If the WiiU is to truly be a success and to be as taken as seriously as Nintendo want, then games like this must appear on it.

  10. olrodlegacy Monday 19th Nov 2012 at 17:11

    I clicked on the video and it told me it was private. Anyway, GTA can only boost Wii U. We've seen how good COD is now, now the other big multi-format titles should follow suit.

  11. harrogatewario Monday 19th Nov 2012 at 18:02

    Come on Rockstar! Come on Nintendo! If the WiiU is to truly be a success and to be as taken as seriously as Nintendo want, then games like this must appear on it.

    These are my thoughts aswell and in a way as Nintendo gamers we need to support third party titles to encourage others (such as Rockstar) to bring their games this way.

  12. dave666 Monday 19th Nov 2012 at 19:57

    if it doe's it doe's,if it don't it don't

    I couldn't care less about GTA5. But on the other hand I wouldn't mind a china town wars 2 on for 3DS :D

  13. Mr Roboto Monday 19th Nov 2012 at 20:40

    This has to happen the game pad would be amazing in the hands of Rockstar games.

  14. tomonm Tuesday 20th Nov 2012 at 09:33

    I thought ONM pretty much gave this one away last week when they uploaded the new GTA trailer to their youtube channel, before quickly deleting it when they realised?

    That was a mistake. Uploaded by someone else who doesn't work for ONM and shared to our video player. Don't read anything into it.

  15. MartinIsAwesome Tuesday 20th Nov 2012 at 10:59

    The way it sounds to me is that Rockstar is waiting to see how well the Wii U is recieved and its sales figures to see if it's commercially viable to release it on an additional console. While it makes excellent business sence, the problem I see for the gamers with this is the potential Wii U version could just end up have hastily tacked-on GamePad features, which would pale in comparison to games like Darksiders and Aliens where the Wii U version has been carefully considered by their developers for much longer.

  16. deKay Tuesday 20th Nov 2012 at 11:39

    I don't think it really matters if they don't even use the Gamepad for GTA V.

  17. 3DSRulesO.K Tuesday 20th Nov 2012 at 20:11

    Wii U would benefit greatly from GTAV, it would be easy enough for them to even get the PS360 version running on it, improve the graphics, add Miiverse functionality and some gamepad features.
    Easy. Done!
    Come on Rockstar! Does that sound too hard?
    I really hope that they realise just how much Wii U needs to have games like this!

  18. deKay Tuesday 20th Nov 2012 at 20:44

    It's not a case of whether the Wii U needs GTA V, it's a case of whether GTA V needs the Wii U.

    Which it doesn't.

    The sort of person who would play GTA V almost certainly already has a PS3 or 360 (or both), so Rockstar don't need to waste money on a Wii U port as they're not really missing out on sales.

    Now, if the Wii U was massively more powerful, or suddenly ended up with a huge portion of the market, then yes - GTA V for it makes sense. At the moment though? Not really.

  19. IPecksU Tuesday 20th Nov 2012 at 21:58

    Hope wii u gets it, I'd definitely buy the wii u version. I'm hoping there's enough fans wanting the wii u version to justify the release.

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