Despite the recent decision to delay Rayman Legends and make it multiplatform, Ubisoft has often been quite bullish in its support of Wii U. At launch the publisher had the exclusive ZombieU and a pitch-perfect port of the highly successful Assassin’s Creed III, and it just recently confirmed that the highly anticipated Watch Dogs would see a Wii U version alongside the current and next-gen versions. Despite the recent admissions by Nintendo that Wii U is falling short of sales expectations, Ubisoft exec Alain Corre seems unfazed.
“I think Nintendo has said that the Wii U sales in general were below expectations originally and the software tie-in ratio is also stable, so I think that when less machines sell, less games sell,” said Corre. “It’s part of the Ubisoft DNA to be first on new technology and to innovate– and also release some games that have created some good momentum that we can use for the future. If we globalise all that we did and consider all of that then what we did on Wii U for launch was productive.”
And on the subject of the recent demand for a price drop by some within the video game industry, Corre agrees. However, that is kind of how Ubisoft feels about all platforms, he explained. “Always. We always want the hardware to be at a low price because we want as many fans as possible to afford to buy our games, so that’s for sure. We think that Wii U will find its public at some point.”