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Submitted by Gekko 560d ago | news

Wii U Message Hard To Convey Says Ubisoft Studio Head

Laura Parker: 'Xavier Poix, managing director of Ubisoft's Annecy, Montpellier, and Paris studios, has spoken out about the challenges of developing launch titles for next-generation hardware, using Nintendo's Wii U as an example.

Speaking with GameSpot at the annual D.I.C.E. summit in Las Vegas this week, Poix said the Wii U message is hard to convey, something he believes has greatly contributed to the console's slow start in the market.'' (Wii U, Xavier Poix, Zombie U)

Dylila  +   560d ago
well there isnt much games announced to be coming out soon for the console. i thought nintendos last nintendo direct was a farce because they basically said - " here are some obvious exclusive titles we have in production that we make every year or two, then look at these two other games without release dates. now shut up fanboys and wait til we decide we will release games" fanboys " but we have been waiting for new games". nintendo- " these are new games with two having vague release dates. just continue waiting and buy all the games out now and tell everyone how you are loving the system and how much the graphics and tech are above all other system"

i guess the nintendo fans are back to more waiting like every generation.

this wasnt meant to be harsh but an eye opener to the people who still are blind to nintendos silliness. im only here to educate and open eyes. we can all rejoice together about the future on feb 20th
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SonyNGP  +   560d ago
Here's a pro-tip: If you want to differentiate yourself from your old accounts that either have 1 bubble or are banned, try changing the way you type. It really gives away who you really are, Akuma-. You're not fooling anyone xD

i cant wait for ps4
user3915800  +   560d ago
Well. I was one of those in doubts with the wii-u due to its lack of power compare to the PS4 AND 720, but if rumours are true and MS block used games, the wiiu will take off like a rocket ship. Most people are waiting on games and the next consoles and if sony and ms cut off used games, the wiiu will be king once again cause people will consider the best value. It is a matter of time, rumours ps4 feb 20 will be an indication of wiiu sales, if it drops expectation again they will be in trouble. There is 6 new consoles coming out, but main are sony, xbox and wiiu. Those that are waiting want to see the advantage and ips coming for the console.
stuna1  +   560d ago
People really need to pay attention to what's being conveyed thru the media, developers and, yes the console makers! Why do you think that the World Wide Web has become an intergral part of society today? Plain and simple "INFORMATION"! Companies live and die on the whim of what is distributed online, whether it's true or false.

But on the matters concerning Sony and used games sales, it's highly unlikely that they would institute any form of used game restrictions, for the simple reason it would not only hurt next gen, but this gen as well! Being that the PS3 is still got life in it concerning their 10 year plan.

The Vita is the next piece to that puzzle which is heavily invested into what the PS3 is potentially able to accomplish in the coming years moving foward down the line.

Then we have the next gen PS4, which I can comfortably say will play an even more intergral role in the functionality of the Vita!

I just can't see sony assassinating the growth of one or, potentially all of their hardware on the market! We are already seeing them try to pre-empt Microsoft moves, as far as getting them to reveal information concerning their next gen hardware, but yet they went on record as saying that they were going to wait for microsoft to make the first move.

Now we are hearing about microsoft's next console! How much of the information is accurate is anybody's guess when it comes to Sony and Microsoft, but it has definitely created a buzz permiating the media.

I think the same thing is happening when it comes to the used games debate! One or the other is trying force a move! As far as my thoughts on Sony stance on this issue, I don't see them going down that route, they have more to lose than microsoft.
Irishguy95  +   560d ago
This is the same as every console...every generation. You have to wait for great games to be released. They aren't out within the first month of Release. Or even 1-2 years in most cases.
paul1974  +   560d ago
I presume you are not English or speak English? I have no idea what you are trying to say!

There are many games coming out soon for people to enjoy on Wii U including many on-line from indie developers! how many games can one person play at one time?
Steelmanner  +   559d ago
I hate to disagree, actually I love too, but I think your claims are a bit "silly" themselves. To start the WiiU has a pretty large selection of games out now and it has only been 3 months. Assassins' Creed III, New Super Mario BrosU, ZombiU, Batman: Arkam City,Super Scribblenauts Ultimate, need I say more? Also, after seeing the amazing games coming in the near future I'm okay with waiting. Everyone remembers waiting for that one perfect game, and everyone will testify, It was worth it, never rush a great game. So sure there is a bit of waiting for the big games to come, like Monster Hunter Ultimate, or the New Xenoblade, but that's every console.Why, can't we just sit back and enjoy the amazing games while waiting for the day we can play the jaw dropping games together.

Also, we all get you love your PS3 and were okay with that, but please stop getting on forums directed for people genuinely interested in the Wii U just to start Conflict. In conclusion, have fun waiting for your PS4 while we play the great games that will come long before your precious new console.
nikrel  +   560d ago
Game was too creepy for me, tried the demo.
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   559d ago
Ha, Ha Count, who looks a lot like a vampire!

We all disagree that the game was too Creepy for you!

Wait, why are we disagreeing with you?

>>PS I pushed agree.
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CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   559d ago
Obviously, I am wrong because I think, that you think that ZombiU is too Creepy for you.
Grimhammer00  +   560d ago
He's not saying anything that's untrue.

But I called this months ago. Ninny been riding on handhelds and nostalgia for far too long! And now 3rd party devs are becoming more vocal than ever about their issues with Ninny.

What's truly shocking is how Ninny thought they could pull the wool over gamers (core) eyes again with a faux-tablet controller!
stragomccloud  +   560d ago
Actually Nintendo developed the hardware in league with what 3rd party devs were asking for. The 3ds it's another example of that kind of collaboration.

Also what are you on about with all that rubbish about Nintendo puling the wool over problems eyes? Last time I checked Nintendo produced some amazing games last gen and look to do the same this gen. If it's not your cup of tea that's fine, gamers have different preference. As an owner of all consoles and a beefy gaming rig, my tastes are quite wide. However, not liking a particular game or genre does not compromise the validity not quality of said game or genre.
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Qrphe  +   560d ago
"Nintendo developed the hardware in league with what 3rd party devs were asking for."

This is what Nintendo says, and what some developers have backed up, but we have no way of knowing how encompassing this truly is. For all we could know this would only apply to the few developers Nintendo asked and that's it.
lovegames718  +   560d ago
SonyNGP..... Res.

If he is Akuma what does it matter to you? Ppl on here get banned for the dumbest @hit and is the only place where they ban you for sharing your opinion even if your not cursing and call it trolling. Are you a mod? If not you should become one smh.
Root  +   560d ago
So true

The only thing you should get banned for when making a dup account is if your doing it to boost your other account bubbles or if you are a troll who keeps going to one bubble but keeps making a new account to troll

I mean if you had brothers for example who were gamers how would they create accounts on here aswell....they would get banned because it would be the same IP address
Adamated  +   560d ago
I don't really see how this is negative. I understand that they could have done a little better about showcasing the Wii U, but this article seems to focus more on the development side and creativity.

Learning new things is always a bit stressful/scary, but eventually people will get the hang of it. Even for the developers (according to the article) it's hard to get used to something this new and different, but it will just help inspire more creativity and hopefully better quality games too!

The same goes for smartglass. It's pretty obvious to see that the 2nd screen is something that is catching on pretty quickly.
showtimefolks  +   560d ago
I think the slow sales for wii-u are for 2 reasons

1. A lot of core gamers are waiting to see what ms and Sony will offere and than decide which console or consoles they are gonna buy

2.wii-u is not a clear message, either call it wii2 ir wiiHD but wii-u is more confusing than anything else

DYLILA:

You shuld never say that because Nintendo can announce games that won't be out till 2015 and people are fine by it but if Sony or ms announce a game hat isn't due in a year than oh this game doesn't matter because it's not coming out anytime soon

Let me ask all you Nintendo hardcore fans who buy Nintendo consoles day one, after that Nintendo direct how many more games did y'all get to play? How many will you be able to play within next 6 months?

So since Nintendo announced their lineup and some games are still years away I guess Sony and ms should do the same

There will be gears of war,halo,forza,Alan wake,fable,crackdown,perfect dark zero. Now halo 5 will be out by fall 2014 everything else is in development and we will update you at a later date. XBOX FANS REJOICE

there will be uncharted,god of war,ratchet and clank,getaway reboot,syphon filter,last guardian,killzone,heavenly sword 2,resistance,GT6,infamous 3 now all these games will come out but only few are gonna be ready in next 12-18 months

Give me a break. You can not by a console just based off what will be out in a year from now, when right now there isn't much to play. Wiiu is going through what ps3 went through.

I just don't like how Nintendo can announce games that are not where close to being released and gaming media is all of Nintendo say how great they did yet if the other 2 console makers do the same they be be hated for it

LOVEGAMES718:

This is N4G, you give your opinion you loose bubbles you take sides and say the politically right thing and you get extra bubbles, most people here that actually say what's on their mind have 2-3 bubbles at the most. Yet some of the hardcore fanboys have 7-10 how come?
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LOL_WUT  +   560d ago
This is something that Nintendo should be doing and trying to improve. Outside of gaming websites no one even knows what a Wii U is Nintendo is going to learn the hard way.

I wonder if will be emulating the Wii U this gen. ;)
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Grimhammer00  +   560d ago
I'm just looking at the Wii - WiiU history to date.
And the motion control for hardcore gamers was a nightmare. Both in meaningful content of games to play and the effect a casual console had on the entire scene.

Kinect i blame on Ninny.

Ninny Tablet controller is essentially TomTim tech circa 2006...with added modern app ideas and better resolution...but not by much!

One touch pad is miserable. $176US to buy just the controller in Japan is full of fail.

And who at Ninny thought that a family gaming company with a family marketed console...should include only one controller? Cost? Lol
Cost on these pads is not even close to the $176US
I think I read the console can handle two controller-pads but at reduced functionality. Wtf?! If that's true that's sad.

Ninny resources seem geared solely on handhelds.
As long as they can deliver that their golden though I guess.

Edit- sales don't mean anything to me other than it bodes well for the companies involve to make more games I want. I just want great games & stories. Ninny provided that or me when I was younger. Now not so much.
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3-4-5  +   560d ago
The message is:

Wii U will have really fun games. They will be fun to play, put a smile on your face, bring back memories, and keep you entertained.

They will also retain replay value, and you'll want to play them over and again to beat them in more ways than just one.

Most games will have a cool Art Style that fits well with the graphics built in the system.
twilight_link  +   560d ago
WiiU has some problems

1. It was rushed to market too early
2. 1st party launch games are interesting BUT are no killer apps, they are great assets for longtime system owners, but not reason for purchasing new system
3. ZombiU is not game for early adopters of Nintendo system, other 3rd party games are rushed ports and as with ZombiU outside of target group.
4. very few games were presented and their release date are vague at best
5. entire pre-release period since mid 2011 was one big disappointment, Nintendo E3 2012 press conference was horrible event, greatest disappointment in entire E3 Nintendo history.
6. since Retro (and this is end of 20th century) in western hemisphere they produced nothing worth mentioning, they lost Rare, lost Factor5.

since I'm personally no fan of high profile western 3rd parties, i don't care about their support, for me personally as long as WiiU can produce Xenoblade type gfx in 720p i don't care about graphics
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CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   560d ago
For one thing they just need better commercials-

They don't need lights and colors- just show a FAMILY using the WiiU.

A Father having a good time playing a violent game and
ENTER: the wife and kids.
-Wife warns him- a
-He switches to the WiiUgamepad-
(Show TV then Gamepad)
He says hello to the kids and wife-
-Then the kids start watching a Cartoon or Barney.
The guy continues playing-
FADE IN: WiiU LOGO.
Then say: "Because there never is a perfect time."

How freaking hard is that?

-Could do the same with a father watching TV and a sick kid walks-in.

-Have a mother who can't use the family computer to Surf because a kid is using it for a book report.

The same works with the Core. This is always going to come off lame so I would not try to force coolness on the 2-guys over explaining things to each other.
Or maybe have a 18 year old son being schooled by his Father.

-Just pick a game and show how pretty the graphics look with a clean HUD.
-Or how actions can be done quicker with the touch screen.
Jopple  +   559d ago
They have those commercials. I see it all the time and it is exactly how you describe bunch of family members singing karaoke and playing Lego: City Undercover.

They also have some other one but there are two they advertise pretty heavily now that are exactly like you speak of bunch of family members in boxes playing the Wii U with their kids symbolizing their homes I suppose.
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   559d ago
I know what you are saying but it's trapped in lights, colors, and the dumb music.

I am just saying do it without the extra to make it more real.

In a "real" house- no music- an average looking (for TV) family.

More like the Wii's advertisements.

The boxes look stupid and it confuses the message- if they want to show this, then just show it.
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ozzywazzy  +   559d ago
Better and more accurate commercial..

A father is playing his ps3 until his wife and two little brats walk in. He sadly turns off his ps3 and lazily turns on his wii u. The family starts playing nintendoland for three minutes and then get bored. - end of.
pedroyamato  +   560d ago
Total new concept and the bashing also is not helping.

Until ppl get the second, third generation of wii u games that show a better use of the pad and the OS gets a stable version then we can expect wii u to fly from the shelves.

No nintendo major title is out yet. We cannot dismiss Mario, Zelda, Metroid, SSB franchise power.
Drainage  +   559d ago
stupid name . It should have been called the ULTRA NINTENDO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM : Unes . Look , it even has the retarded U
1upgamer99  +   559d ago
I still do not understand why we have to have this discussion over and over. Wii U is not selling as well as Wii did, but far from awful. It has sold better than other console launches, so why the rehash. Why do these articles not state the NUMBERS for other consoles launches for the same amount of time and do some simple math compared to Wii U? I mean really is this too much to ask before making people think this console is doing poorly?
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wiiulee  +   559d ago
i dont see whats so hard if nintendo takes the time to make a couple really good commercials and highlight wiiu features...compare it to the wii so it gives reason to upgrade

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