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Ubisoft: "Nintendo Will Take Steps To Ensure The Wii U Is Successful"

Jonathan Lester
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Ubisoft: "Nintendo Will Take Steps To Ensure The Wii U Is Successful"

Despite somewhat screwing the proverbial pooch by delaying the now-multiplatform Rayman Legends, Ubisoft has shown a renewed commitment to the Wii U, and is confident that Nintendo will turn things around for the slow-selling console.

Speaking with GamesIndustry.biz, a Ubisoft spokesperson suggests that the Wii U will need time to come into its own, and believes that their weighty software lineup will help Nintendo to attract more customers.

"As with any new console, it takes some time to grow an established base," states the Ubisoft rep. "Ubisoft has a varied and high-quality line-up for Wii U, with more big titles on the way including Rayman Legends, Watch Dogs, Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag and Splinter Cell Blacklist.

"We're confident that this will help in continuing to attract gamers to the Wii U system and that Nintendo will take steps to ensure that the Wii U is successful in the market."

One of these steps will be the release of first party system-sellers, three of which will be unveiled before E3 in a Nintendo Direct presentation.

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Late  May. 20, 2013 at 13:01

Nice to see Ubisoft and Nintendo are both wearing big smiles and exclaiming the Wii U will do well.
Would it be fair to say they're the two companies with most to lose if the U flops?
Obviously Nintendo have a lot riding on the machine. Ubi did appear to be the U's biggest supporters, but seem to be hedging their bets lately.

The four upcoming games mentioned by their rep are all big titles - each of them a potential system seller if they were U exclusives.
Unfortunately none of them is.

I haven't seen much to tempt me to buy the console, but if it had Ubisoft's upcoming catalogue for the next year as exclusives I'd be very tempted.


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