Yesterday whilst in one of my local EB stores I was rather surprised to see that Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is in fact a title for the Nintendo DS. Whilst I was away I did not keep my eye on the platforms the game was coming out for. I assumed it would be the two big consoles plus PC. So I was quite impressed to see it on the little DS.
However, after looking for a Wii version it became apparent that there is none. So how did the DS manage to have a version of CoD 4 yet the Wii missed out? That I can’t quite understand. Had the game come out for just the PS3, 360 and PC I would of put it down to the fact that the Wii does not have the computing power to run the game. Infinity Ward quite obviously nuked the graphics to run it on the DS, why did they not do something similar to run it on the Wii? Was it a case of being too difficult to customise the controls to fit the Wii’s needs? Or was it just an experiment to see how well a game like that would sell on the DS? Who knows. I am rather dissapointed that they left the Wii out on this.
At least my speculation about the graphics being very low were comfirmed from some videos IGN posted. You can view them here.