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Ubisoft exec wants a Wii U price cut

Wii U should be cheaper to enable publishers to sell more games on the platform, says Ubisoft’s executive director for EMEA territories Alain Corre.

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paul19741210d ago (Edited 1210d ago )

Yeah, glad he will continue to show much support but they shot themselves in the foot by delaying rayman legends at a time when no other games apart from indie games are being released on Wii U! a whole month to sell a game lots of people were waiting for with no competition! where is the logic in that...

They will now compete with many other titles later in the year so i feel sorry for the team that worked hard to have this released on wii u in February to now possibly see it flop on ps3 and xbox 360 because PS4 will be due and also other titles such as watchdogs/GTA will be out then as well as many other titles to be shown at E3 that hard strapped people will hold out for instead!

Dohhh!

Nevers0ft1210d ago

Sounds about right! I'm fine with them porting the game to other consoles, the more the merrier. But to delay the completed game for so long seems like a really odd business decision, especially when they literally would've had a captive audience during this drought.

DeadlyFire1209d ago

Ubisoft is right in a way, but WiiU won't get a cut until PS4/X720 launch and slow Nintendo's sales.

RTheRebel1210d ago

And Nintendo fans wanted Rayman
Sry UBIsoft Rayman Legends is gonna get the pricecut/bargain bin lol

lilbroRx1210d ago (Edited 1210d ago )

A price cut will do nothing. The problem here isn't the price, its the lack of games people actually want to play in the current time frame. Ubisoft contributed to this.

When the games start to flow, sales will pick up.

LOL_WUT1210d ago

http://n4g.com/news/1187241...

http://n4g.com/news/1187247...

What more proof do you want? The 3DS and now the Vita are proof of this. Regardless of what you say price cuts do help out. If Mario or NintendoLand didn't help sell Wii U's then I don't think the upcoming games would help either, if only it'll be short term. ;)

lilbroRx1210d ago (Edited 1210d ago )

Those are handhelds, not consoles. Different markets and purposes.

A price cut can "boost" the sales of anything but they will go back down if the games don't come out to justify the purchase.

Most people I've talked to about the Wii U (who actually know what it is or have played it) say they like it, but they are waiting for "XXXX" game to come before they get one. I've never heard them bring up price as a complaint.

The only people who complain about the Wii U's price are zealots for the other console who wouldn't buy a Wii U anyway. For them its just more fodder to speak negatively about.

mcstorm1210d ago

Well I want developers to cut the price we pay for games and DLC but will you do this Ubisoft? No well back to playing games that are out for my WiiU.

Anon19741209d ago

That was my thought. "Game sales are slow! Cut the price of consoles!"
You want game sales to pick up, Ubisoft? You want price cuts to the console?
Why don't you walk the walk? I don't see you cutting the prices of your games.

mcstorm1209d ago

Yep companys are becoming more and more of a joke in terms of prices we are now charged for most things. They complain sales are not high but don't lower the price but blame something else.

lovegames7181210d ago

A price cut will sell hardware and in the long run affect game sales.

In my case me buying a Wiiu is far off and i wont get one until it drops to 200 but nevertheless a price cut will lead me to buy one.

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