Ubisoft: Wii U sales will 'take off' this holiday

Ubisoft says that they firmly believe that Wii U sales will "take off" during the holidays later this year.

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DoubleJumpAUS1938d ago

Nothing wrong with a short and to the point news blurb, particularly one like this that focuses on the key elements of Wii U's success for Holiday 2013... those being a price drop and some competitive, exclusive content bundles. Ubi knows their shit, don't get me wrong, but simply because of novelty people will buy MS and Sony over Nintendo as things are.

PopRocks3591938d ago

I'm sure anyone would hope so. I feel as though anyone who with an intellectual mind would not want ANY console to fail. Whether or not the sales growth will be big enough to make up for the early losses, I already know the Wii U will see some sort of sales increase, big or small. There's too much first party content coming out for that not to happen.

Presently I am more interested in seeing the Vita increase its sales. While I've been skeptical, some have said that the cross-compatibility will help the Vita sell. I'm interested to see if that is truly the case.

NYC_Gamer1938d ago

I hope every console is successful because the industry needs competition and options are always good

PopRocks3591938d ago

YES. Agreed wholeheartedly. I really want all of the major players to do well, even Microsoft now that they've removed just about all of the issues I had with their latest console. The more success, the better for this industry.

Mr_Nuts1938d ago

You do realise Ubisoft that the PS4 and the Xbox One are coming this holiday with a ton of new games where most of them arn't on the Wii U

mrbojingles1938d ago

Tables turned: You do realise Mr Nuts that the Wii U has system selling first party titles coming this holiday at a lower price?

I'm not trying to say one is better than the other, but obviously Wii U development costs less and is an easier investment from Ubi so long as more units are sold. I think all consoles will do fairly well this holiday anyway.

Mr_Nuts1938d ago

You do realise mrbojingles that new consoles like the PS4 for example are going to excite people more then the Wii U where support has been lacking for a long time now.

If development was easier then we would have a lot more games coming out for it. Hell Ubisoft was the biggest supporter of the Wii U untill recently

N4g_null1938d ago

You do realize if you are talking about power exciting people that the pc still has more of that and the ps4 has no must have games yet. They look great but who really wants killzone or drive club. GT would have been a better choice.

B1663r1938d ago (Edited 1938d ago )


The people like you will not. However the parents or grandparents that know that their child or grandchild is asking for a console, will.

Mr_Nuts1938d ago

Unless you get your pre orders in which people have been doing I don't think it will be a problem

Besides why would you save up for a PS4 or Xbox One, find out it's not in stock then buy a Wii U...if you've been saving up for one of the teo new consoles your not going to waste your money on something else. You'll wait untill there back in stock.

B1663r1938d ago (Edited 1938d ago )

ok I hit edit instead of reply... /sigh Didnt mean to stealth edit

jcnba281938d ago (Edited 1938d ago )

Yes Mr_Nuts and do you know that there are Wii U games coming out this year that are not on PS4 or Xbox One?

Mr_Nuts1938d ago (Edited 1938d ago )

Oh come on, theres more games coming out only on the Xbox One and PS4 combined then there is on the Wii U. Then you have the fact that if you get an Xbox One or PS4 you have the multiplatform games that are coming to the Wii U aswell. Why get a Wii U for WatchDogs for example when it's coming to the PS4/Xbox One.

If you have a Wii U already then fine you'll buy them but if you havent got a Wii U they arn't really the games to convince you to buy the console. The biggest release will be Zelda Wind Waker HD but most people have played it so were not in a rush to buy a console just for that. Even Sonic Lost's still not enough compared to some of the games coming out for the other two systems.

Sincere01211938d ago (Edited 1938d ago )

You do realise that there isn't a game on the Playstation or xbox that is even half has good as a first party Nintendo game.
Why would anyone buy a powerful console with games that cant even compete with a weaker console in regards to power.

Quality over Quantity. Wii u = Quality Ps4 and xbox = Quantity

Mr_Nuts1938d ago (Edited 1938d ago )

...I don't even know what to say ¬¬

I'll start with the most recent game

Last of Us says hi

*** Why would anyone buy a powerful console with games that cant compare with a weaker console in regards to power. ****

That dosn't even make sense

Honestly people are quick to point of Sonys and even Microsofts faults but when you bring Nintendos up or criticize them in any way you get called and disagreed to death.

N4g_null1938d ago

The last of us is like a condon. You can only use it once. Playing it again would be an exercise is fandom. It is barely a game. I'd rather go to the movies.

MEsoJD1938d ago (Edited 1938d ago )

Ubisoft had an investor meeting right after E3 where they saw the Nintendo announcing a price drop on the Wii-U closer to holiday season.

Edit: I see you already posted the link.

dark-hollow1938d ago

You do realise that the Wii u is $100 cheaper than ps4 and $200 cheaper than Xbox one?

Couple that with the possibility of a price cut this holidays season. History repeat itself and the weakest and/or cheapest console almost always sells the most.

Loadedklip1938d ago

You are right ... they are coming for PS3 and 360.

Seriously ... PS4 and XBone barely have any truly great Exclusive games for next gen this year. Most of their best games will be available on current gen. WATCHdogs? Titan Fall? Call of Duty Ghost? They will be on 360.

Wii U will at least have a decent amount of AAA titles that will only be available on WiiU and nowhere else this year.

Go ahead ... click disagree but at least back up why if u can.

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piffyd1938d ago

wii u will outsell ps4 and xbox one this holiday

the price will drop to $199 for a 32 gb version with bundled game

I personally don't really want one, but I think its gonna be THAT item this holiday

B1663r1938d ago (Edited 1938d ago )

I don't know if I would go that far, but I think you are right, in so much as it will see a pick up in sales just because it is the least expensive console.

ziratul1938d ago

PS and XBOX fans will be disappointed with new PS/xbox hardware. They are expecting too much. Those new consoles are really not much different than previous generation.

jcnba281938d ago (Edited 1938d ago )

I agree, all I'm seeing so far on ps4 and X1 are the same types of games with just marginally better graphics. They are not blowing me away like they did at the beginning of the 7th generation.

@Mr_Nuts You said why would someone want to play Watchdogs on Wii U when they can play it on ps4 or x1. How about because the gameplay might be better with regards to hacking on the gamepad? You seem to put graphics ahead of gameplay. I'm the opposite.

Brasi19891938d ago

I tried hitting the agree button many many times. However N4G only allows one Agree per account.

Triforce0791938d ago

How many times no price drop for wiiu.

kewlkat0071938d ago

I hope so, been waiting for BAYOnetta...2

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