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.
Game Informer (via Eurogamer) caught up with the company CEO Yves Guillemot and asked him about Ubisoft’s relationshop with Nintendo.
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
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August 20, 2014 at 12:44
Ubisoft be like “We can’t properly run our non-working U-Play on these things! *table flip*
August 20, 2014 at 12:49
August 20, 2014 at 12:54
I think its a great Idea.. Market the Nintendo as a Kid Friendly Console with Kid Friendly Games like toss the puppy. Parents buy the console, kid does a bit of jumping about on a wii fit gets healthy.. and the whole VIDEO GAMES ARE BAD stigma goes away. and then when the little rugrat hits 16 get him a PS4 and he can shoot, kill, and dismember the masses like every other teenager.
Ross Woofels Mason
August 20, 2014 at 12:55
I adore my Wii U to bits, honestly one of my favorite consoles I have ever owned. However I agree with Ubisoft here completely, the bulk of people who own a Wii U and care about titles like Assassins creed, Watch dogs etc… most likely own another console or a pc as well.
Anyone who owns purely a Wii U probably does not really care for those games and prefer things like The Legend Of Zelda, Mario and all it’s versions, Donkey Kong etc…
Nintendo’s biggest problem with the Wii U is lack of games and that’s their own fault, every single game that comes to Wii U that I play ends up being hours of gaming fun that I enjoy. Once it’s done though it’s two – three months until something else comes out worth while.