Ubisoft: Don’t write off Wii U yet

Despite mixed support from third parties, Ubisoft still believes Wii U can find a place in the market.

Nintendo is not holding an E3 press conference but will unveil a raft of new games on the showfloor. It will only take one to ‘rescue’ the console, according to EMEA exec director Alain Corre.

"It takes time for a machine to establish itself," he told MCV in a new pre-E3 interview.

"We’ve seen in the past that when more games come, the console picks up. That is what we believe will happen for Wii U. There is a place in the market for each console, and with the right games Wii U will find its public and sell in the long-term."

Ubisoft has kept Wii U as part of its multiplatform strategy with Rayman Legends, Splinter Cell Blacklist, Assassin’s Creed IV and Watch Dogs all confirmed for the console.

Corre said: "One single game can change a platform’s fortunes – it happened for the DS, it happened for the Super Nintendo. I believe it can be the same for Wii U."

You can read MCV’s full interview with Alain Corre in this week’s E3 special of MCV.

Or you can read our piece on Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs right here.

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