On Twitter, an Electronic Arts software engineer didn't sugarcoat his views on the Wii U – a console that EA has now ceased to develop games for.

While Electronic Arts tried to be publically diplomatic about the news that it has no games in development for the Wii U, EA senior software engineer and architect Bob Summerwill made his scathing opinion of the console known via Twitter.

IGN spotted the tweets, which have now been deleted - but had enough foresight to capture screengrabs of the tweets before Summerwill took them down. You can see the original tweets on IGN's story.

In the series of tweets, Summerwill didn't mince words, saying: "The Wii U is crap. Less powerful than an XBOX360. Poor online/store. Weird tablet. Nintendo are walking dead at this point."

He also said the company should consider exiting the console business altogether, writing, "Nintendo are operating like it's 1990. They should have "done a Sega" and offered Mario/Zelda as PS4/Durango exclusives...Instead they make this awful console...Just stop it! Just make great games."

He also said that Nintendo platforms have been traditionally poor for third-party publishers - something that we've heard said many times for many years by many people in the publishing industry.

[Source: IGN]