Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot expects the Wii U to “take off” this Christmas and assures fans his company will be supporting the console until 2014.
Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz, Guillemot explained how Ubisoft likes the idea of the Wii U and its dual screen approach to gaming. “It’s something that’s really new for the industry and we’ll continue to see more of that on the PS4 and Xbox One.” “[Ubisoft] will continue to support the Wii U this Christmas and we’re expecting it to take off in terms of sales.”
As far as big third-party publishers go, Ubisoft is one of the few still actively developing for the console despite last week’s statement from the publisher saying Nintendo will have to shift more units if it wants more support from the french company. Ubisoft rivals Activision and EA are sluggish with support for the console with the latter not having any games in development for Nintendo’s latest console while the former has yet to announce a Wii U version of Call of Duty Ghosts despite the game coming to nearly every platform on the market.
With the supposed system-selling first party Nintendo games coming by the end of the year, the console has the potential to greatly increase but if they don’t increase sales, what will?
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