Activision publishing CEO, Eric Hirshberg, has given gamers a little insight into the decision to continue to bring Call of Duty to the Wii U in spite of its struggling sales.
The news which came from a set of comments Hirshberg issued to Joystiq indicate, ironically enough, it was actually the Wii U’s poor sales numbers that helped convince Activision to release the game on the system.
According to Hirshberg, Activision wants to see the Wii U succeed, and that by bringing Call of Duty: Ghosts to the console, they might be able to help boost its sales.
“The driving force behind us bringing Ghosts to the Wii U is the same as every other platform, it’s just we want to do everything we can to make the first-party successful,” Hirshberg told Joystiq. “Obviously if they’re successful, that’s good for our business. That’s been our strategy in the past. We’ve been a very kind of platform agnostic company. We generally try to be wherever our gamers want to play. So we thought if our content can help the Wii U and Nintendo gain some momentum, then we wanted to do that.”
It does come across as a rather sound business strategy. The only question remains, is whether or not it will actually work. Call of Duty: Black Ops II didn’t see exceptional sales numbers coming from the Wii U, but with a larger install base now in place, Call of Duty: Ghosts could potentially be the first real test for the franchise on Nintendo’s new home console.
Let us know what you think in the comments below. Will you be playing Call of Duty: Ghosts on your Wii U this November?