Ubisoft again says Wii U needs sales to become a more mass market

#1Nice_Kirbyfan9Posted 7/10/2014 1:21:34 PM
http://nintendoeverything.com/ubisoft-again-says-wii-u-needs-sales-to-become-a-more-mass-market-liked-e3-showing/

The latest issue of MCV has a few more comments from Ubisoft about Wii U, courtesy of CEO Yves Guillemot and Alain Corre. First, Guillemot commented on how the Wii U needs additional sales to become a mass market device. He also spoke about Nintendo’s games and how fans are waiting on them to arrive.

If Wii U’s sales continue to multiply, it will quickly come to a mass market. We need the sales to increase so it becomes more mass market, and then we will have the volume we need to justify big marketing campaigns and TV marketing. Smash Bros. has always been a big, big property for Nintendo and for gamers. We all know that there are lots of Nintendo fans that are waiting for these big games. When I speak to the fans that come to E3, 90 percent of them are crazy Nintendo fans. They really love Nintendo and the games they do. If they can quickly come and buy a Wii U, it would be good.


From Corre come a few words about Nintendo’s showing at E3, which he seemed to be rather impressed with.

I was very happy to see Nintendo doing well with their E3 conference and unveil the new open-world Zelda, Miyamoto is back creating things, and that’s excellent for the industry. Smash Bros. and Mario Maker – these concepts are second to none. We are really happy to see that Nintendo has a lot of good franchises, because we feel that it still has a love affair with families, and we really need the living room to offer possibilities to families to play games.

He seems smart. They tried working with the Wii U and their games sold terribly. Ubisoft is better off waiting for sales to pick up before they waste anymore resources on the Wii U.
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#2RHFPosted 7/10/2014 1:23:34 PM
They say this, but have no problem with supporting Xbox one, despite it selling less then Wii U*. Stay classy Ubisoft.

*citation needed
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#3ChemazanPosted 7/10/2014 1:26:40 PM
If ubisoft team used their resourses on fixing their terrible online service rather than stating the obvious it would be nice
#4SegavsCapcomPosted 7/10/2014 1:26:41 PM
Didn't ZombiU do well? And didn't Rayman Legends sell the best on the Wii U?

I agree that the Wii U userbase needs to be bigger to be seriously considered by developers, but I think Ubisoft already has a decent audience on the system.
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#5o___OkamiPosted 7/10/2014 1:29:22 PM(edited)
RHF posted...
They say this, but have no problem with supporting Xbox one, despite it selling less then Wii U*.



And yet look how much better their games have sold on the XB1 than the Wii U:
https://sickr.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/ubisoft_sales_breakdown.png

Wii U owners want Nintendo games, not games that will, by default, be second-rate to other, more powerful consoles with better online.
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#6ChemazanPosted 7/10/2014 1:29:43 PM
RHF posted...
They say this, but have no problem with supporting Xbox one, despite it selling less then Wii U*. Stay classy Ubisoft.

*citation needed


Porting games between PS4 and XBO is cheap
#7NiftyManZPosted 7/10/2014 1:31:54 PM
o___Okami posted...
RHF posted...
They say this, but have no problem with supporting Xbox one, despite it selling less then Wii U*.



And yet look how much better their games have sold on the XB1 than the Wii U:

https://sickr.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/ubisoft_sales_breakdown.png


I hate statistics sometimes. Especially percentages without backup (like number of games release for consoles during the time frames). Don't get me wrong, I know the WiiU and the end if the Wii cycle were/are not doing well... But blind stats are just a pet peeve of mine.
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#8DiscostewSMPosted 7/10/2014 1:37:05 PM
That chart is based on all games made by Ubisoft, including those not released on Nintendo platforms, yet the breakdown is set as if all their games were on all platforms, including Nintendo's own.
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#9IokuaPosted 7/10/2014 1:40:20 PM
o___Okami posted...
RHF posted...
They say this, but have no problem with supporting Xbox one, despite it selling less then Wii U*.



And yet look how much better their games have sold on the XB1 than the Wii U:
https://sickr.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/ubisoft_sales_breakdown.png

Wii U owners want Nintendo games, not games that will, by default, be second-rate to other, more powerful consoles with better online.


Which has more to do with product availability than it does anything else. You can't expect a system to account for a sales percentage when it has nothing on it to be included in those figures.
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#10iKhanicPosted 7/10/2014 1:41:36 PM
Huh. This isn't trolling. In a Kirby topic. How bizarre.
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