Ubisoft Sees No Profit or Point in Wii U Mature Titles

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Ubisoft Sees No Profit or Point in Wii U Mature Titles

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Watch Dogs is the last mature title Ubisoft will publish on Wii U.

"It's very simple," says Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot. "What we see is that Nintendo customers don't buy Assassin's Creed." Or any other mature title, so Ubisoft is switching its Wii U sales strategy. Watch Dogs will be the last mature title Ubisoft publishes on the Wii U. After that it will switch to titles more appropriate to the console's target demographic.

""What we see is that they are very interested in Just Dance," says Guillemot, "Very interested by other kinds of games." In fiscal year 2013/14, Wii U sales made up only 3% of Ubisoft's total sales, a drop of 1% from the previous year. Not that long ago, Guillemot was adamant that Ubisoft wouldn't create any more Wii U games until Nintendo sold more consoles.

Ubisoft sees no point in creating games that won't sell, and it isn't the only one. In January Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment cancelled Wii U DLC for Batman: Arkham Origins, citing insufficient demand. Sega's Alien: Isolation isn't due on the Wii U either. EA at one point was supposed to have said that 'Nintendo was dead to us' after the Wii U launch, and while that statement was later denied by Peter Moore, one of the reasons given for the alleged statement at the time was that the platform wasn't suited for mature titles. Last year EA said it was reluctant to throw good money at a console that wasn't selling.

In January this year Nintendo revealed it expected significantly reduced sales of its Wii U.

Source: Game Informer

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Wow... Your "mature" titles don't sell on the Wii U because the ports are inferior quality in comparison to the other platforms. Don't singly blame the demographic.

This kind of makes sense. Nintendo is a bit of a niche and ubisoft make titles that's on every other console anyway that people bought for this type of thing. The people who want games like watch dogs wouldn't have bought a wiiu specifically for that. They buy it for mario, zelda and stuff like that.

Which is fine, credit for nintendo to catering for a specific audience that's different from it's competitors and having fun while doing so. I don't think either company will miss each other.

I bought AC4 on my Wii U, had few complaints. *sigh* While granted I didn't exactly buy my console for the M rated games, I was quite excited to hear Watch Dogs was going to be on the Wii U. To be honest I feel a tad bit sad about this, but I suppose that 3% of sales is pretty damning. But again, I bought my Wii U for the plethora of Nintendo franchises I love and keep my M rated games (for the most part) on my PC.

Shayman:
Wow... Your "mature" titles don't sell on the Wii U because the ports are inferior quality in comparison to the other platforms. Don't singly blame the demographic.

Also Watch Dogs for Wii U is going to tank because there's been a five-month delay between its release and its launch everywhere else. If you're going to treat the system as an afterthought, don't be surprised when consumers do the same to your product on it.

Translation: "Money is icky and we don't like touching it."

You know, guys, for a business, your bottom line is more than a little wonky.

Lemme guess...couldn't find a way to stick uPlay into it...

Shayman:
Wow... Your "mature" titles don't sell on the Wii U because the ports are inferior quality in comparison to the other platforms. Don't singly blame the demographic.

Of course they're inferior quality compared to the other platforms. The Wii U is a mild step above the 360 technologically (uses the same CPU and only 1GB of RAM is available for games). You can't expect anyone, not even developer Jesus, to cram 8th generation games into 7th generation technology no matter how much people stress that it's part of the 8th generation. It may very well be Nintendo's 8th generation entry but it's old technology. Sorry, but true.

What's more is that the WiiU is the only non-x86 console on the market. This makes it the only console that's hard to program for compared to a PC.

Then you've got a game like Watchdogs for the ps4 compared to the legend that is Mario Kart (8). They both launched in the same month and both are 1 and 2 in the top sellers of the year so far. But if the WiiU's Nintendo powerhouse IP isn't outselling a single platform version of a Ubisoft game then what can a developer expect to happen to 3rd party games?

Look, the WiiU has been around since 2012 and only has 7 games that have beat the 1 million copies mark. All of then are Nintendo first party and at least one of them was boxed with the WiiU so its numbers are inflated.

Ubisoft is the ONLY 3rd party studio in the console's deplorable top 15.

ZombieU (a launch title which should have been free money) at 700k units.
Rayman Legends (a 2013 title and the 15th best selling title on the entire console) at 360k units.

These numbers are deplorable.

Compare that with the ps4 which hasn't even been out a full year yet and has 8 games that top 1 million. Sony only owns 3 of the top 15 spots which means that 3rd party developers are making out like gang busters.

Even the XBO is a healthier environment for 3rd party games with 3 3rd party developers over the 1 million units sold mark.

So I'm sorry, but 3rd party developers shouldn't develop for the WiiU unless it's simple as heck. At least the WiiU appears to be performing better month to month than the XBO now. So it's possible the main competition this generation will be the WiiU and PS4. But it looks like Sony has returned to ps1/ps2 glory days. Let's see if they can hold onto it or screw it up.

FalloutJack:
Translation: "Money is icky and we don't like touching it."

You know, guys, for a business, your bottom line is more than a little wonky.

Clearly the cost of porting the game is either close to or more than what they make in sales. Like it or not, Nintendo have created this situation of their console not being seen as a system for 'mature' games and as such most people that own the system aren't looking for those games (and probably own another system that does get them if they want such games). This is the result of Nintendo focusing on the family friendly and child demographic.

I can understand where Ubisoft is coming from, not wanting to put mature games on the Wii U. I know I'm not helping matters as well since, while I do buy mature, third-party games on the Wii U, I wait until they're at a practically give-away price. I'm still not convinced that Ubisoft is going to release a Wii U version of Watch Dogs but when/if they do I don't see myself getting it at all since it will probably only be released in very limited numbers and the price likely won't dip below $40.

I bought my Wii U because it looked like the second-coming of the Gamecube but it seems like devs and publishers bailed out during its second month on the market when it became evident that the console wasn't going to sell several million units before 2012 ended. Of course it didn't get any better as time went on, Nintendo obviously had 3rd party titles in mind to help get it through the software droughts that came about. Even if the Wii U ends up failing sooner than the competition at least there's the 3DS to fall back on.

I think we all called this when they started releasing there ports with no DLC so if you had another console you would get it for that as you would have the option of DLC.

While i don't think you can exclude Nintendo from blame on this, i think saying its all there fault is rubbish, its just as much Ubisofts fault for making the WiiU versions of the game such a poor option compared to the others.

Lightknight:

Ubisoft is the ONLY 3rd party studio in the console's deplorable top 15.

Incorrect, there are a lot of 3rd parties on the eshop, Sega are also a third party and i think some of them count in the top15 of the console, also shows that there are 3rd parties.

Lightknight:

ZombieU (a launch title which should have been free money) at 700k units.
Rayman Legends (a 2013 title and the 15th best selling title on the entire console) at 360k units.

These numbers are deplorable.

Rayman became multiformat and was late, so lost a lot of traction and had a backlash from owners because of the delay to go multiform (then it sold best on the WiiU anyway which is information missing from your numbers that are deplorable).

Zombie U being a horror game already has a niche, it also had a development hell, 700k would be good enough with a decent budget but the budget spiraled.

Lightknight:

So I'm sorry, but 3rd party developers shouldn't develop for the WiiU unless it's simple as heck. At least the WiiU appears to be performing better month to month than the XBO now. So it's possible the main competition this generation will be the WiiU and PS4. But it looks like Sony has returned to ps1/ps2 glory days. Let's see if they can hold onto it or screw it up.

3rd parties can develop for it as long as its tailored towards the audi.....ohhhh
this is a stealth well done Sony post despite the topic being nothing to do with Sony at all, ok now i get it.

Shoggoth2588:
I can understand where Ubisoft is coming from, not wanting to put mature games on the Wii U. I know I'm not helping matters as well since, while I do buy mature, third-party games on the Wii U, I wait until they're at a practically give-away price. I'm still not convinced that Ubisoft is going to release a Wii U version of Watch Dogs but when/if they do I don't see myself getting it at all since it will probably only be released in very limited numbers and the price likely won't dip below $40.

I bought my Wii U because it looked like the second-coming of the Gamecube but it seems like devs and publishers bailed out during its second month on the market when it became evident that the console wasn't going to sell several million units before 2012 ended. Of course it didn't get any better as time went on, Nintendo obviously had 3rd party titles in mind to help get it through the software droughts that came about. Even if the Wii U ends up failing sooner than the competition at least there's the 3DS to fall back on.

The deplorable 3rd party sales on the WiiU would indicate that you're not alone in these actions. Only 1st party games seem to get any love on the WiiU.

Maybe they won't develop anything at all for the WiiU, to that I say good riddance. I don't play my WiiU for anything hard hitting anyway, let alone want to buy anything that Ubisoft creates.

Don't get me wrong, Ubisoft games look fun, they just like to finish their products then smear feces all over them before handing them out to their customers. You know, to make sure nobody wants to share with you...

Why are we still putting up with their bad behavior?

Shayman:
Wow... Your "mature" titles don't sell on the Wii U because the ports are inferior quality in comparison to the other platforms. Don't singly blame the demographic.

That's a fucking lie. The Assassins Creed ports were fantastic, as well as supported a hudless screen, literally the only benefit I see to the controller of the WiiU.

Chris Ingersoll:

Also Watch Dogs for Wii U is going to tank because there's been a five-month delay between its release and its launch everywhere else. If you're going to treat the system as an afterthought, don't be surprised when consumers do the same to your product on it.

Basically this.

This is as bad as when EA was talking about how their Wii U games didn't sell... even though they were just ports of games that were already a year old and missing content the other platforms had. They seriously expected million-dollar sales of Mass Effect 3, the finale of a trilogy built on carrying over your decisions that never appeared on a Nintendo system before, a year after everyone else had it, released at full price when you could get the game for $15 on Steam or Amazon, missing key DLC and online support, when the Mass Effect TRILOGY of games was released the exact same month for the same price?

This reminds me of the summer where Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Catwoman, and Elektra all bombed, and the head of one Hollywood studio cancelled all their female-led action movies because "people aren't interested in female actresses in leading roles in blockbusters". Anyone with a brain could tell them that it wasn't the fact they were actresses; it was because the movies were bad.

This weird stigma with Nintendo as a "kiddie" system has been, and never will be, true. I own plenty of M-rated EXCLUSIVE titles on Nintendo systems, from Resident Evil Zero, Eternal Darkness, Geist, No More Heroes 2, Red Steel 2, Madworld, ZombiU, and others.

But the majority of them just aren't great. If Ubisoft put half as much effort into making Wii U games competitive with all the other systems, launched at the same time with the same content, they would probably be shocked to see sales increase.

Chris Ingersoll:

Also Watch Dogs for Wii U is going to tank because there's been a five-month delay between its release and its launch everywhere else. If you're going to treat the system as an afterthought, don't be surprised when consumers do the same to your product on it.

That's the thing; 3rd parties have basically not had to want for anything for the last three generations. They got what they wanted when they wanted it and the thought of having to put EFFORT into getting an audience is an idea that is completely lost on them. They basically expected to sell millions despite just farting them out onto the Wii U with little to no fair. And that's before you get into the conspicuous absence of anything on the 3DS despite it being cheap to develop for and the most numerous system right now. These guys make no sense. They just come off as incompetent numbskulls who don't know how business is supposed to work.

Lightknight:

Shoggoth2588:
I can understand where Ubisoft is coming from, not wanting to put mature games on the Wii U. I know I'm not helping matters as well since, while I do buy mature, third-party games on the Wii U, I wait until they're at a practically give-away price. I'm still not convinced that Ubisoft is going to release a Wii U version of Watch Dogs but when/if they do I don't see myself getting it at all since it will probably only be released in very limited numbers and the price likely won't dip below $40.

I bought my Wii U because it looked like the second-coming of the Gamecube but it seems like devs and publishers bailed out during its second month on the market when it became evident that the console wasn't going to sell several million units before 2012 ended. Of course it didn't get any better as time went on, Nintendo obviously had 3rd party titles in mind to help get it through the software droughts that came about. Even if the Wii U ends up failing sooner than the competition at least there's the 3DS to fall back on.

The deplorable 3rd party sales on the WiiU would indicate that you're not alone in these actions. Only 1st party games seem to get any love on the WiiU.

And you can say that about every console that Nintendo didn't have a monopoly on. First parties don't sell on ANY Nintendo systems unless theres no real other option.

FalloutJack:
Translation: "Money is icky and we don't like touching it."

You know, guys, for a business, your bottom line is more than a little wonky.

Uhhh?

Actually, they're not making money. There's not enough money in the Wii U. That's why they're abandoning it. It right there in the title. Is preserving a whopping 3% of their sales worth the time and effort they spend porting a game into a difficult coding environment with massive hardware downgrades? HARDLY.

I came into this comments thread expecting knee-jerk reactions, but come on, people.

Shoggoth2588:
I can understand where Ubisoft is coming from, not wanting to put mature games on the Wii U. I know I'm not helping matters as well since, while I do buy mature, third-party games on the Wii U, I wait until they're at a practically give-away price. I'm still not convinced that Ubisoft is going to release a Wii U version of Watch Dogs but when/if they do I don't see myself getting it at all since it will probably only be released in very limited numbers and the price likely won't dip below $40.

I bought my Wii U because it looked like the second-coming of the Gamecube but it seems like devs and publishers bailed out during its second month on the market when it became evident that the console wasn't going to sell several million units before 2012 ended. Of course it didn't get any better as time went on, Nintendo obviously had 3rd party titles in mind to help get it through the software droughts that came about. Even if the Wii U ends up failing sooner than the competition at least there's the 3DS to fall back on.

Yah know, the terrible third party sales were universal on all Nintendo systems since the 64. I don't get why people say: "The second coming of the gamecube". Theres a reason many exclusives on the gamecube quickly made ports for PS2 and Xbox (which nearly universally sold far better). No Nintendo system has ever had third party support without a monopoly, and if it began with them, it quickly lost it because of extremely low sales. Every single time. It is not a thing Nintendo systems have. Nearly ALL Nintendo games are focused for kids. Therefore, you got a history of systems with both extremely poor third party support, as well as very few mature games which even then, don't sell.

The gamecube was exactly the same as the 64, and the Wii, and the WiiU. A complete failure for anything other then first party games. Anyone who says the WiiU having no support is a stupid move on developers are completely ignoring reality. Of course, the 3DS, as shite a device as it is, does have a monopoly and therefore, will continue to have support, so Nintendo is fine financially. It's unfair that it is, but I guess its the unignorable truth.

Rainbow_Dashtruction:

Shayman:
Wow... Your "mature" titles don't sell on the Wii U because the ports are inferior quality in comparison to the other platforms. Don't singly blame the demographic.

That's a fucking lie. The Assassins Creed ports were fantastic, as well as supported a hudless screen, literally the only benefit I see to the controller of the WiiU.

I meant graphically, not that the ports ran terribly. I should have worded differently.

Shayman:

Rainbow_Dashtruction:

Shayman:
Wow... Your "mature" titles don't sell on the Wii U because the ports are inferior quality in comparison to the other platforms. Don't singly blame the demographic.

That's a fucking lie. The Assassins Creed ports were fantastic, as well as supported a hudless screen, literally the only benefit I see to the controller of the WiiU.

I meant graphically, not that the ports ran terribly. I should have worded differently.

Pretty damn sure they looked better. Not much better, but in Ubisoft's defense, the console is barely more powerful then GEN 7 consoles unless your developing an exclusive. Its got the same problem as the PS3, times by 2. It takes far to much time and money to use the consoles power for a multi-plat.

Micah Weil:
Lemme guess...couldn't find a way to stick uPlay into it...

Oh yeah! Forgot al about that mess XP

Shayman:

I meant graphically, not that the ports ran terribly. I should have worded differently.

No, you had it correct initially. ACIII for example actually ran the worst of the three versions, clearly not being optimized properly. And that's before you get into Ubi screwing Wii U owners with no DLC for either of them. They did seem to actively punish people for buying the Wii U version and yet still expected to sell millions. I dunno what it is about 3rd parties, but when it comes to Nintendo systems all logic just flies out of their heads and they start acting like a bunch of leprous chuckleheads

Of course these are the guys that actually made a game for the Wii U but just sat on it (and still are) because there wasn't enough consoles sold, wasting all their money without even trying to get any of it back.

Also delayed Watchdogs on Wii U for months after spending loads of time talking up how good it was going to be on the system.

Pulled Rayman Legends release on Wii U after the developer said it was already done to delay it for 6 months to put out a 360 and PS3 version at the same time. Ended up selling more on Wii U anyway. Hilariously tried to quiet outrage by releasing a second demo! lol

Its funny how much more appealing the Wii U gets with each AAA publisher that shits on it.

They say that they don't see the money in it. Barring ports of older games, they released three games on it. Zombie U, Rayman and Watch_Dogs. Zombie U was a launch title so yeah it won't sell all that well in comparison but you can't deny they absolutely crippled the sales of Rayman and Watch_Dogs with there release delays. Self fulfilling prophecy that's all I'm saying

Lightknight:

Shayman:
Wow... Your "mature" titles don't sell on the Wii U because the ports are inferior quality in comparison to the other platforms. Don't singly blame the demographic.

Look, the WiiU has been around since 2007 and only has 7 games that have beat the 1 million copies mark. All of then are Nintendo first party and at least one of them was boxed with the WiiU so its numbers are inflated.

Wow... i thought the Wii U was released in 2012...

OT: Yeah, Ubisoft games doesn't sell on Wii U... WAIT A MINUTE! I tought that Rayman Legends sold better, than on other consoles with a considerable smaller user base. The attach rate on the Wii U was around 10%, while on other platforms it was around 0.5%. I also leave this here: http://sheattack.com/shovel-knight-wii-u-interview/, and this: http://www.ign.com/boards/threads/frozenbyte-trine-2-wii-u-sales-are-going-well-wii-u-will-be-our-best-system-and-more.452806262/

You know UbiSoft... if you want success on a Nintendo platform maybe you should develop games that catter to that specific audience

FFMaster:

Lightknight:

Ubisoft is the ONLY 3rd party studio in the console's deplorable top 15.

Incorrect, there are a lot of 3rd parties on the eshop, Sega are also a third party and i think some of them count in the top15 of the console, also shows that there are 3rd parties.

No. Of the top 15 selling titles on the WiiU (since the WiiU became available), only 2 titles that aren't Nintendo IPs are there. Neither of them sold even 1 million copies. I'm not asking you, I'm telling you that this is the fact.

http://www.vgchartz.com/platform/47/wii-u/

Lightknight:

ZombieU (a launch title which should have been free money) at 700k units.
Rayman Legends (a 2013 title and the 15th best selling title on the entire console) at 360k units.

These numbers are deplorable.

Rayman became multiformat and was late, so lost a lot of traction and had a backlash from owners because of the delay to go multiform (then it sold best on the WiiU anyway which is information missing from your numbers that are deplorable).

And yet it is the 15th best seller on the WiiU. So you're only hurting your case when a game made significant mistakes and is still the 15th best seller for a console that's at the end of its second year. A game that sold less than 400k units.

Zombie U being a horror game already has a niche, it also had a development hell, 700k would be good enough with a decent budget but the budget spiraled.

Ok? And this is the 10th best seller on the WiiU to date.

You saying what's wrong with them really hurts your position when these are the best performers of the 3rd party games.

3rd parties can develop for it as long as its tailored towards the audi.....ohhhh
this is a stealth well done Sony post despite the topic being nothing to do with Sony at all, ok now i get it.

Did you even read the post I was responding to? They said their games are bad ports when compared with the other consoles. My post was saying the numerous reasons why you can't get PS4 or XBO quality graphics.

Likewise, showing that the 3rd party environment is better and significantly more profitable on the XBO and PS4 (despite the XBO having fewer numbers and even slowing down beyond the WiiU sales) is entirely relevant to the conversation.

Honestly what's annoying is that Ubisoft is saying it's because the games are "Mature" and that's why they're not selling. Not even counting port delays, the fact that they're ports, brand familiarity on other consoles for the AC series, poor advertising for the WiiU versions or any other reasons. No, it has to be because they're "mature" titles.

Rainbow_Dashtruction:
And you can say that about every console that Nintendo didn't have a monopoly on. First parties don't sell on ANY Nintendo systems unless theres no real other option.

Oh, for sure. But I'll say that the WiiU has been cruel to 3rd party games in particular. It's also more that that the 1 million mark is the profit mark for AAA games nowadays.

I'm going to assume that you mean 3rd parties don't sell and not 1st parties don't sell on Nintendo consoles. If you did mean first parties then please disregard what I'm about to say and please validate your claim.

While it's true that Nintendo first party titles rule the day on Nintendo consoles, 3rd party games can be incredibly successful. For example, the 10th best selling game on the Wii was Ubisoft's Just Dance 3 at around 10 million units. Followed by Just Dance 2 at around 9.4 million.

The first "dark" game though, isn't until number 53 when we hit Call of Duty 3 (over 2 million still).

So I think Ubisoft is particularly correct that mature games just don't really sell that well on Nintendo games. But family friendly games do.

Robert Kalmar:
Wow... i thought the Wii U was released in 2012...

Thanks for the catch, I likely had the number 7 on the brain.

OT: Yeah, Ubisoft games doesn't sell on Wii U... WAIT A MINUTE! I tought that Rayman Legends sold better, than on other consoles with a considerable smaller user base. The attach rate on the Wii U was around 10%, while on other platforms it was around 0.5%. I also leave this here: http://sheattack.com/shovel-knight-wii-u-interview/, and this: http://www.ign.com/boards/threads/frozenbyte-trine-2-wii-u-sales-are-going-well-wii-u-will-be-our-best-system-and-more.452806262/

You know UbiSoft... if you want success on a Nintendo platform maybe you should develop games that catter to that specific audience

Rayman isn't an adult game, is it? Their statement would still allow for Rayman development. Are we just going to ignore that they specified mature titles like Assassin's Creed rather than say, Just Dance 8 or whatever?

Lightknight:

Rainbow_Dashtruction:
And you can say that about every console that Nintendo didn't have a monopoly on. First parties don't sell on ANY Nintendo systems unless theres no real other option.

Oh, for sure. But I'll say that the WiiU has been cruel to 3rd party games in particular. It's also more that that the 1 million mark is the profit mark for AAA games nowadays.

I'm going to assume that you mean 3rd parties don't sell and not 1st parties don't sell on Nintendo consoles. If you did mean first parties then please disregard what I'm about to say and please validate your claim.

While it's true that Nintendo first party titles rule the day on Nintendo consoles, 3rd party games can be incredibly successful. For example, the 10th best selling game on the Wii was Ubisoft's Just Dance 3 at around 10 million units. Followed by Just Dance 2 at around 9.4 million.

The first "dark" game though, isn't until number 53 when we hit Call of Duty 3 (over 2 million still).

So I think Ubisoft is particularly correct that mature games just don't really sell that well on Nintendo games. But family friendly games do.

Wow thanks for spoting that typo. Damn that was stupid of me.

And holy shit 10 million units!? I guess it was at the height of the Wii's fitness craze but daaaamn, is that like, higher then most of Nintendo's first parties or what?

Rainbow_Dashtruction:
"Nearly ALL Nintendo games are focused for kids."

You know, it's attitudes like that which cause 3rd party developers and players to shun the console when making or buying their "super macho mature" titles.

It's really nothing more than a "comic book vs. graphic novel" difference in title, but it can make a world of difference.

Ubi, if you treated the Wii U as an afterthought of course nobody will buy your shit.

Lightknight:
Rayman isn't an adult game, is it? Their statement would still allow for Rayman development. Are we just going to ignore that they specified mature titles like Assassin's Creed rather than say, Just Dance 8 or whatever?

It's not an adult game, yet it's not a casual game like Just Dance either. It's in the "for everyone" category like Mario games. The funny thing is AFAIK, Just Dance sold barely better, than AC games on Wii U. Sure, it's a smaller budget game, but why is it ok to sell just 280k of Just Dance and not ok to sell 260k of AC3? But really, i won't miss these games on the platform... I'm done with UbiSoft AAA games since AC Brotherhood, it made me lose all my faith in their big budget games. Yeah, i know i'm part of the problem, but there is a problem for a reason... Mainly: Nintendo fans don't want dark and gritty "Mature" games on their platform. They bought a Nintendo platform for a simple reason: they want colorful and fun games, which can be played by anyone. I play "mature" games mainly on my PC and local coop with my friends on my Wii U.

Robert Kalmar:

Wow... i thought the Wii U was released in 2012...

OT: Yeah, Ubisoft games doesn't sell on Wii U... WAIT A MINUTE! I tought that Rayman Legends sold better, than on other consoles with a considerable smaller user base. The attach rate on the Wii U was around 10%, while on other platforms it was around 0.5%. I also leave this here: http://sheattack.com/shovel-knight-wii-u-interview/, and this: http://www.ign.com/boards/threads/frozenbyte-trine-2-wii-u-sales-are-going-well-wii-u-will-be-our-best-system-and-more.452806262/

You know UbiSoft... if you want success on a Nintendo platform maybe you should develop games that catter to that specific audience

But that would take flexibility, diversity, and skill, all of which Ubisoft lacks. Their titles having been getting more and more homogenized as of late and it's increasingly clear that they're cripplingly rigid in their methods. It does not have to be this hard for them, they just MAKE it hard for themselves due to ineptitude. I am seriously wondering how these guys have been around this long when they clearly don't know how to market products properly.

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