The Wii U and Vita haven’t exactly been setting the world on fire with sales. In fact both systems are not moving very many units at all. Some developer and publishers have stopped supporting them, however somehow Ubisoft still remain optimistic.
In a chat with IGN Ubisoft executive director Alain Corre explained Ubisoft’s position on the PS Vita and the Wii U.
“We were very pleasantly surprised by Sony’s last push on the Vita. Decreasing the price and investing a lot in new IP and trying to use the Vita as a second screen for the PS4, all of that gives a lot of advantages for the future of the Vita.
We’re watching that space and making sure that our PS4 games work on Vita, so the global experience on PS4 is even better.”
These are encouraging words for the Vita and shows that Ubisoft think that there is some life left in the system, Sony have been playing a smart game by making almost all PS4 games playable on the Vita through WiFi. Corre then spoke about Nintendo and the Wii U:
“After that, it’s up to Nintendo to make sure that the machine can reach as many consumers as possible, we all think that they’ll be able to sell more machines in the future.
They have some of the best IP in the world, and some of the best memories for their players. If you’ve played Smash Bros. in the past, you want to play the next one. So these brands have a future, for sure. It’s up to them to work on more communication to get the machine into more hands.”
Ubisoft keep proving themselves to be the most supporting company out there, I find it pretty incredible that games like Watch Dogs and Blacklist are on the Wii U whereas most other publishers have completely forgotten about that console. While it might not be financially smart for them to do this at least it shows that they are willing to take a loss in order to satisfy some customers.
However I’m sure that if the Wii U does not sell more machines as they expect we could see Ubisoft stop supporting the console, but with Smash Bros coming in the future I’m not sure that’ll happen. That game is a system seller, as is the upcoming Mario Kart 8.
Let me know in the comments what you think about Ubisoft’s comments and whether you agree that there is life left in the Vita and Wii U.