This lack of information causes problems though. Because unlike the PS3 version, which is basically guaranteed to perform close to the Xbox 360 counterpart, the Wii version is not a given. Instead of being able to check out some footage and see for ourselves we are forced to take a gamble. And by we I mean knowledgeable gamers, ones that even know the game is coming to Wii. A lot of people mistakenly believe that Call of Duty is a hardcore game, but in my experience most of the people who play it are in fact the expanded audience. The same people who play a lot of Madden, people who play games in shorts bursts for a game or two rather than sit down for hours. The Call of Duty games are admittedly addicting though, so those few games can stretch into hours. I would know, my college roommate wasn't much of a gamer but would sit there and play Modern Warfare on his pc for what seemed like days at a time. Given the game's potential to the casual, or expanded audience, wouldn't it make sense to advertise that game on the system with the largest audience? Of course it would, but I doubt we'll ever see an ad for the game on Wii.
Activision will still sell over a million copies of the game on Wii without advertising at all, just as World at War and Modern Warfare Reflex did. Why spend money when you don't have to? Well obviously the games have the potential to sell a lot more, given their sales on other platforms. I am not even asking for a commercial really, outside of mentioning every platform that the game is available for, just assets that the press can share with potential consumers so that they don't feel like they are gambling fifty dollars when they go to the store on launch day. Is that too much to ask?