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Ubisoft 'satisfied' with current Wii U sales; feels sales will improve over time



Ubisoft has said that it feels the Wii U's market share in the US and Europe will improve over time and that it's 'satisfied' with the consoles current situation.

"Regarding Wii U, while we are satisfied by our market share in the US and Europe ? at respectively 20 and 27 percent - our performance was impacted by low-tie ratios," Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot told investors in a conference call post-financial last week.

"Nintendo has recently announced the coming release of some of their great brands on Wii U, and we believe it will boost its potential."

Nintendo has announced two new Zelda games for Wii U (one an HD remake), as well as popular franchises such as Mario Kart and a new Mario game. There are also a few other titles on the way such as Monster Hunter 4, which will no doubt see the console take off in Japan at least.

Thanks, NintendoLife.

Edited On 14 Feb, 2013

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Kelly-Marie 4 years ago
so why dont they do what they promised and release rayman for it now
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troublemaker 4 years ago
It's kind of a non-statement really isn't it? Of course the market share of a new console will increase. As prices drop and bundles get bigger and cheaper more will pick it up. The question is, can those consoles stay sold in the long run? How many Wiis have been sold on by people that excitedly picked one up only to eventually be let down by a lack of decent games? The WiiU needs to keep up with the third party support until it hits end of life (much like other consoles do) to keep the market share after they get it
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Dead 4 years ago
Really don't care what Ubisoft think any more.
Barada's avatar
They should concentrate on releasing games, eh? ;)
Barada 4 years ago
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THussain 4 years ago
What's the reason for not releasing Rayman than? I think they want the Wii U sales to improve more over the months so when they release the game they would make more sales
craigwp2703's avatar
the reason is microsofts policy of multi platform games HAVE to release at the same time or not at all, clearly ubisoft want all 3 consoles to enjoy the game, but can only achieve that with a simultaneous release
craigwp2703 4 years ago
Dead's avatar
Rubbish, what about Ninja Gaiden 3 Razors Edge?
Dead 4 years ago
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Barada 4 years ago
Ubisoft are only really interested in their releases; of course they want the consoles to sell, hence more buyers of their products available to them. The Wii U will grow, that is the most obvious statement anyone can make. They want a three-pronged marketing attack of their Rayman game, and get it, they will..
THussain's avatar
Can't say I disagree with your statement.
THussain 4 years ago
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TruDarkAssassin 4 years ago
i think ubisoft are saying they still belive in the wii u although not releasing rayman and waiting seems to be a bad mistake i would of though if this was still a exculsive it would help with the wii u sales more , i think that if the wii u gets more games that can compete with the 360 and ps3 people will take that as a third option
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PrometheusFan 4 years ago
If they were actually satisfied with the Wii U they wouldn't have delayed Rayman and made it multiplatform, but I guess they're not exactly going to run down a platform to investors. Also, Monster Hunter 4 isn't announced for Wii U, just 3DS. It's a Monster Hunter 3 port that's coming out on Wii U and it was already a launch title with the console in Japan. Surprisingly, it did NOT help it to sell.
TromaDogg's avatar
A whole brand new Monster Hunter game might have made a bigger impact than just a remade one with bells and whistles on. That being said, I do think the Wii launched with way too many multiformat ports (Assassins Creed 3, Darksiders 2, Batman Arkham City, Mass Effect 3) and not enough strong original titles to break into the market. Sales aren't going to start to pick up until games like Lego City Undercover, Wonderful 101, Pikmin 3 and Bayonetta 2 start to appear.
TromaDogg 4 years ago
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Lavindathar 4 years ago
Ubisoft can hardly come out and slate the Wii-U though can they? Even if its a small market share of their global sales, if it turns a profit, they'll do it.

And, I should hope the Wii-U sales improve, otherwise this could be Ninendos last attempt at the console market. They'll just go all handheld if this really flops.
THussain's avatar
I think it just needs time, I can't see any Nintendo product that hasn't been successful, the Wii, NDS, 3DS are all top selling consoles and handhelds which in given time, Wii U would be up there as well. The only thing I can think of for why Wii U hasn't sold as much as it hoped for is due to the price
THussain 4 years ago
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I genuinely think the name is another reason that it hasn't sold as well too. And the marketing here has been really bad. My parents bought a Wii quite quickly. They haven't heard of the Wii U, and having to explain to them it's the new Nintendo console, they just take that on as just being a Wii with a gamepad.
DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
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superniceguy 4 years ago
If the next Xbox and PS4 will be online only, blocks 2nd hand games, and does not have backwards compatibility, then Wii U will be the console to shine through the next gen. I am thinking I might get one next month for Lego Undercover and Monster Hunter, and depending on reviews NFS Most Wanted later, if is indeed better than the Xbox version.
THussain's avatar
I agree Wii U would be my preferred choice if the PS4 is a let down
THussain 4 years ago

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