This Is Probably Why Ubisoft Wants Nintendo To Sell More Wii U's

Here's a chart released by Assassin's Creed/Watch Dogs/Splinter Cell publisher Ubisoft today. That would be the publisher that put out a bunch of games for Wii U last year, including the superb launch-day exclusive ZombiU but now doesn't want to do more exclusives until Nintendo sells more systems.

In this chart, "Q1 2013/2014" is April 1-June 30, 2013. The Wii U wasn't out during Q1 2012/2013. It came out in November of 2012. The other consoles have at least six years on it.

Ubisoft is releasing a bunch of non-exclusives on Wii U over the next few months, including Cloudberry Kingdom, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Rayman Legends, Just Dance 2014 and Watch Dogs. They may in fact be the third-party publisher that is releasing the most games for Wii U this year.

At E3, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime told Kotaku that Nintendo's upcoming games from mega-franchises like Super Mario, Zelda, Mario Kart and eventually Smash Bros. should help build the Wii U installed base.


    In this competitive age of gaming console Wii U's is getting behind. It also affecting the market of ubisoft's game. So, if Nintendo wants to regain their market there's no way but selling more Wii U's.

    So the Via is making them roughly as much money as the 3DS? That's interesting.

    Er, do Ubi do any exclusives at all for the major consoles? Wasn't ZombiU a bit of an exception, rather than a rule?

    I find it quite funny that Ubisoft would rather blame the low sales of ZombiU on the WiiU sales, rather than realising that ZombiU was not actually a good game.

      Except it actually was.

      Also I like how the Wii U is doing better than the 3DS for them apparently, yet there doesn't seem to have been any talk of support in terms of that.

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