No Return For ZombiU.

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Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has disappointed fans of Wii U exclusive ZombiU by confirming that poor sales of the game means there are no plans to make a sequel. Guillemot went on to state that the poor showing from ZombiU was also the key factor in Ubisoft’s decision to switch Rayman Legends from a Wii U exclusive to a multiplatform game.
Soon after Mr. Guillemot comments EA’s chief operating officer Peter Moore also had a dig at Nintendo’s machine saying
“We were there with four games for them at launch but it’s been a disappointment when you look at sell-through and, as a company, we have to be very judicious where we deploy our resources.
The lack of online engagement that we see on Wii U is troubling, it’s so integral to what we (EA) do yet they’re so small it’s hardly worth running the servers. It seems like a box that’s out of sync with the future of EA – which is one that gives a real social feel to our games. The Wii U feels like an offline experience right now.”

No Return For ZombiU

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4 Comments

  1. Things are definitely looking grim for the Wii U and I’m hoping that by the time all the big guns come out, everyone isn’t already engrossed (both mentally and financially) in the two next-gen consoles.

    1. I agree. If their own first party games can’t lure people in to buying the console, I think it’s going to be a short run for the Wii U.

      I think the Wii was so successful because it catered to such a broad audience, even if most of that audience just bought it for Wii Sports or Wii Fit. The market was there for good games.

      Nintendo has pretty much left it up to the diehard Nintendo fan to buy the Wii U, especially with nearly nothing releasing in the last few months.

      I only have ZombiU, Monster Hunter and Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed so far and the only other game I’d buy would be NSMB U. I wouldn’t have purchased it so early if I didn’t get such a great deal.

      Maybe a $250 price tag is in order? Even if they lose more money, it’ll help in the long run. Especially when you consider the Wii U is only $100 less than the obviously more powerful PS4.

      1. I have no doubt a price drop would help but more and better games are what’s really needed above all else. Luckily Nintendo still have the time and the money to turn things around and that’s exactly what I expect them to do.
        That being said, it’s clear that the Wii U was rushed to market and it’s a decision which has cost Nintendo and President Iwata alike a lot of credibility. Something which is a lot harder to mend.

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