"We Need More Sold"
In nature, the Guillemot is a flighty and opportunistic bird that takes advantage of meals where they can find it.
I don't know why I mentioned that. In other news, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot suggested that they'll reduce Wii U development until Nintendo's console can shift more units.
Ubisoft are currently one of the few third party publishers with a significant Wii U presence, including Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Watch Dogs and Assassin's Creed IV. However, when asked by Kotaku whether they'll continue to support the platform, Guillemot didn't mince his words.
""We need more sold," he stated, before suggesting that Nintendo are working on remedying the situation. "They are coming with five of their biggest brands ever. And the Yen went down. So maybe they will take steps that will increase the number of consoles sold."
This ties in with a tweet from Senior Research Analyst David Gibson.
Ubisoft at investor meeting said it has reduced plans for WiiU following soft launch and expects price cuts given sales and weaker yen
— David Gibson (@gibbogame) June 12, 2013
The latest Wii U sales figures place the console at less than 4 million global sales since launch, not helped by a dearth of system sellers and lack of major multiplatform releases such as DmC, BioShock Infinite and others. Nintendo's E3 press conference revealed some fantastic games, but unbelievably locked them down to a 2014 release date, leaving the console's short term future in jeopardy. As a day-one Wii U adopter, I hope that Nintendo will be able to offer more in terms of eShop exclusives and foster stronger relationships with major publishers.