During the chaos of E3, Ubisoft CEO Yes Guillemot revealed that the delay of Rayman Legends was due to concerns about the low sales of the Nintendo Wii U. Guillemot said the following,

“What happened was that we saw the Wii U was not going to sell enough of those games. The game is going to be fantastic, and we didn’t want those creators to wind up in a position where even after making a fantastic game, they didn’t sell well enough, We decided that we had to come out on enough machines that players can try it out on any one that they have, and give more time to both improve the game on the Wii U and create versions for the other consoles.”

The low sales of the Wii U have had an impact on third-party support. EA has come out and acknowledged that the Wii U needs stronger sales for them to get more involved with the system.  Activision did release Skylanders for the system; they have yet to announce Call of Duty: Ghost for the Wii U. Through, it has been known for Activision to announce the Nintendo version of Call of Duty later than others.

Nintendo does understand  the situation they are in and are hoping that first-party game sales to help strengthen the Wii U position in the market.


Source: Joystiq

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