Ubisoft boss, Yves Guillemot, talks about why they’re not bringing more mature games to Nintendo’s Wii U system.
In an interview with Game Informer, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot talks about why Watch Dogs will be the only mature title they develop for Nintendo’s Wii U.
Watch Dogs was released for all other consoles in May this year, with a release for the Wii U still in the works. Guillemot did reassure everyone that ‘[Watch Dogs] is coming to Wii U.’ However, he also add that ‘it will be the only mature game we publish on it.’
With Nintendo’s Wii U lagging behind Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One in terms of sales, you’d hope that bigger AAA titles would be released on the console to help it along. Take the announcement of Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed: Rogue game, it’s only being released on PS3 and Xbox 360, with no Nintendo console in sight – however Guillemot does give a viable reason for this, saying, ‘what we see is that Nintendo customers don’t buy Assassin’s Creed. Last year, we sold in very small numbers.
‘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 to focus more on the types of games they are interested in.’
Wii U software sales account for just 3% of Ubisoft’s total for the last fiscal year, and that’s down from 4% the year before. We guess you can’t argue with the numbers.