Ubisoft Predicts Wii U sales will increase,But Hoping For Nintendo’s first party IP
Ubisoft was one of the biggest supporters when the Wii U launched less than a year ago. Since then, there wasn’t much from Ubisoft on the Wii U front. Which is why the company has yet to release a Wii U game in 2013.
But unlike EA and other third parties, Ubisoft has been a vocal supporter of the Wii U. In a recent interview with IGN, Ubisoft’s executive director Alain Corre said that they believe Wii U sales will increase. He said:
“We all think that they’ll be able to sell more machines in the future. They have some of the best IP in the world, and some of the best memories for their players”
He continued to hope for Nintendo’s first party IPs, saying that Nintendo brands have “tens of millions” of fans, and that once these brands reach the Wii U, sales will increase. Games such as Zelda Wind Waker HD, Rayman Legends, Sonic Lost World, Super Mario 3D world, and Yes even those who love to dance with the upcoming Wii Party U.
Yet, Ubisoft will be bringing several big games to the Wii U this year, including Splinter Cell Blacklist, Assassin’s Creed 4, Watch Dogs. But who of Nintendo’s fan base would buy those games on the Wii U, unless they are willing to buy it just for the Wii U features on the Wii U Game Pad. Such as Watch Dogs which would be cool to play on because of the hacking mechanics. But, lucky for Nintendo many people say that Nintendo’s First Party IPs are the best when it comes to enjoyment and that classic nostalgic feel. When those who played the Nintendo Back in the Day are some of those who’s been backing Nintendo up all this time.
None the less, the Wii U has already sold more in less time than the Xbox 360 and PS3 did at launch (despite weaker last quarter sales as mentioned) and we haven’t yet had a new major Mario, Zelda and Metroid. We will just have to see how well the Wii U sells once the PS4 and The Xbox One Release because if they don’t have any knock out titles for the Wii U then it will be a tough 2013-2014 season for them.