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Ubisoft Withdraws Support for Wii U
If you own a Wii U, don’t expect to see any mature-rated games coming from Ubisoft in the future. Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot spoke to Game Informer yesterday and stated that the Ubisoft’s software lineup wasn’t selling well enough the justify porting their games to Nintendo’s console. Ubisoft’s future M-Rated games, specifically the Assassin’s Creed series will not be coming to the Wii U.
Guillemot was apparently surprised at how well the current-gen consoles have been selling and stated that the the publisher will be moving on to the Xbox One and PS4 next year. As for Nintendo, Guillemot wasn’t as optimistic.
“What we see is that Nintendo customers don’t buy Assassin’s Creed. Last year, we sold in very small numbers.” According to a financial report posted in the same article, the Wii U accounts for just 3% of Ubisoft’s software sales.
Ubisoft isn’t completly abandoning Nintendo however as Wii U owners are buying certain games more than others. “What we see is that they are very interested in Just Dance, very interested by other kinds of games,” Guillemot says. “So what we are trying to do is focus more on the types of games they are interested in.”
Despite their dwindling support, Watch Dogs will still be coming to the Wii U as Guillemot stated that Ubisoft will make good on their promise to deliver the game. “It’s coming to the Wii U,” he says. “It will be the only mature game we publish on it.”
Ubisoft previously published both Assassin’s Creed III and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag on Nintendo’s struggling console.