As many people are aware Grand Theft Auto V is one of the most successful video games of all-time. Since its initial back in 2013 Grand Theft Auto V has managed to reach at least 140 million copies in sales worldwide. Grand Theft Auto V has become the best selling video game on the PS4 reaching at 20 million in sales total. Grand Theft Auto V also became the best selling video for the Xbox One console reaching over 8.7 million in sales overall. At one point Grand Theft Auto V was prototyped for the Wii-U sometime during the mid 10’s; but was never officially released for eighth generation console. There some who wonder whether Grand Theft Auto V could have sold well on the Wii-U considering its immense popularity throughout the 10’s decade. On one hand Grand Theft Auto V could have definitely sold well on the Wii-U considering the fact that the best selling game on the that console was Mario Kart 8. Mario Kart 8 for the Wii-U reached over 8.4 million in sales on a console that was considered to be a commercial failure in comparison to the Wii & Switch consoles. But since the Wii-U was not selling as fast many people expected it quite possible that Rockstar felt like porting GTA: V to Nintendo’s eighth generation console was not worth it.
Also, the Wii-U were mainly first party Nintendo games that were targeted towards children opposed to young adults. Rated M video games like Grand Theft Auto V are not too common on Nintendo based consoles so its questionable on well GTA: V could have performed on the Wii-U between ‘13-‘16. However, having a major GTA game on a Nintendo console for the first time ever would have definitely of been historic made headlines within the gaming world years ago. The lack of commercial success definitely played a role in GTA: V not being ported to the Wii-U; along with the fact that Nintendo caters more children and a family-friendly audience in general with their games.