Ubisoft expects strong opening months for Wii U

by Gaetano Prestia Featured 2 Comments 11 Votes 552 Views 13/06/2012 Back to News
Get the Adobe Flash Player to see this video.

Ubisoft, one of few major publishers backing Nintendo's new Wii U console, believes five million consoles will be manufactured in its first six months.

The company's CEO, Yves Guillemot, believes that the console isn't a risk, despite a lukewarm response from other publishers.

Generally, that's what (Nintendo) does. The number can be more, it can be less... they are always limited in the number that they can build," said Mr Guillemot.

Ubisoft's support for Wii U, and many new hardware before it, comes as the publisher attempts "to astonish people and bring them new experiences".

"So the risk that is seen as a big risk by many is actually the contrary," he said.

Despite Ubisoft's response, analysts are uncertain of the console's future.

Sterne Agee analyst Arvind Bhatia said that third party publishers "appeared relatively lukewarm" about the console, following Nintendo's showcasing of the new hardware at last week's E3 event in Los Angeles.

"We didn’t get the sense that third party publishers (with the exception of Ubisoft) are aggressively developing games for the Wii U yet."

Source: Reuters

By Gaetano Prestia - Bio

Link to us http://wii.mmgn.com/News/Ubisoft-expects-strong-opening-months-fo
Vote for this article Log in with Facebook

More Info on Zombi U

ZombiU screenshot ZombiU screenshot ZombiU screenshot ZombiU screenshot ZombiU screenshot Zombi U Zombi U
Game Profile: Zombi U
Zombi U Australian Release: When it's done

Ubisoft expects strong opening months for Wii U Comments

Leave a comment Log in with Facebook
"Fix million"
Ubisoft like to jump in early on new hardware. Most of their launch stuff turns out to be crap though. Still, some of what they have shown so far for Wii U looks very promising. 5 million units in 6 months seems reasonable. I still plan on getting one at launch here. :)

Post a comment

Leave a comment Log in with Facebook
  • ZombiU screenshot
  • ZombiU screenshot
  • ZombiU screenshot
  • ZombiU screenshot
  • ZombiU screenshot
  • Zombi U
  • Zombi U
  • My Zombie U Pack
  • Zombi UZombi U Video
  • Zombi UZombi U Video
  • Zombi UZombi U Video

Recently Read

Featured Wii Content

Most Anticipated May Game

Most Anticipated May Game

6 days ago Polls 5 9
Tony Hawk games: Ranked from worst to best

Tony Hawk games: Ranked from worst to best

Tano 16 hours Articles 5 4
The Mayweather v Pacquiao fight in Punch Out!!

The Mayweather v Pacquiao fight in Punch Out!!

Tano 1 day News 4 2
Majora's Mask light added to Club Nintendo Australia

Majora's Mask light added to Club Nintendo Australia

Gryllis 5 days News 5 3
Big games of May: Witcher 3, Splatoon, Project CARS

Big games of May: Witcher 3, Splatoon, Project CARS

Tano 6 days Articles 6 10
What’s the appeal of completing a game 100%?

What’s the appeal of completing a game 100%?

Gryllis 28/04 Articles 7 8
Friendly Fire Show 93: Vader. Because Vader.

Friendly Fire Show 93: Vader. Because Vader.

Podcast 27/04 Articles 0 2
GameLoading: Charting the global rise of indie games

GameLoading: Charting the global rise of indie games

Gryllis 21/04 Articles 0 3
Sony really wants to make a Super Smash Bros movie

Sony really wants to make a Super Smash Bros movie

Tano 20/04 News 2 2

Community Content

Wii U - 2, MMGN - 0

Wii U - 2, MMGN - 0

5 days ago Blog 8 1

MMGN Updates

Status
Updating..
Username

commented on Tony Hawk games: Ranked from worst to best

CybaCowboy 8 hours ago
Username

Zinker, MrMoo commented on The clause Rockstar is leveraging to ban GTA V modders

Zinker 12 hours ago
Username

Tano, Gryllis commented on The Simpsons renewed for two more seasons (27 and 28)

Tano 22 hours ago
Username

commented on GTA V cosmetic mods shouldn't get you banned

Tano 22 hours ago
Username

kangle4, spiranovic, Zinker commented on The Simpsons renewed for two more seasons (27 and 28)

kangle4 1 day ago