Poor Wii U. The console seemed so promising, but poor timing and lack of next generation processing means that it is all but falling away from existence. Watch Dogs will be coming to the console, albeit a few months after its release on others. It will also be the last mature game from Ubisoft that the Wii U will see.
It’s very simple. What we see is that Nintendo customers don’t buy Assassin’s Creed. Last year, we sold in very small numbers
It’s sad really. Though I don’t own the Wii U console myself, I do feel the GamePad offers interesting and new ways to interact with games which aren’t ordinarily possible. Looks like that is not enough to sway gamers over, as they are skipping over to the next gen bandwagon.
Ubisoft are not abandoning the console however, they are just opting to stick with the more casual games, as that is what Wii U owners tend to buy more of.
What we see is that they are very interested in Just Dance… so what we are trying to do is to focus more on the types of games they are interested in.
Strangely enough, Ubosoft kicked off the Wii U launch with Zombie U, something which I feel helped sell the console in the first place. It was a truly hardcore and mature game, something which you normally wouldn’t associate with Nintendo.
I loved my Wii, it’s easily one of the best consoles I have ever owned. Back then, it could never match the visuals of the PS3 or Xbox 360, but it still sold like hot cakes. I don’t blame Nintendo for thinking the Wii U could do the same this generation. At this rate though, it really looks like there is no hope for the console.
Last Updated: August 20, 2014