Ubisoft sitting on finished Wii U game until more consoles are sold

Ubisoft sitting on finished Wii U game until more consoles are sold
Christopher Dring

By Christopher Dring

June 10th 2014 at 12:11AM

Development of game ended six months ago, says CEO

Ubisoft is holding back Wii U games until the console starts selling better.

CEO Yves Guillemot told MCV at a roundtable event, that there is even a game that has been finished for six months and that it won't be released until the machine's install base is larger.

It follows significantly disappointing sales of Nintendo's latest home console. Yet Guillemot believes Nintendo could turn it around with the help of Super Smash Bros. 

However, he admitted this game may never come out on Wii U and that it may have to be released on other platforms. A decision on the title will be made this year.

Ubisoft does have some Wii U titles that are definitely coming out, including Watch Dogs and Just Dance 2015.

"We did adapt the number of products and the level of quantity that we did on the machine," said Guillemot on the firm's Wii U strategy.

"We will have Just Dance 2015 on Wii U, which is suited to the machine, we will have Watch Dogs. We have another couple of products that we are waiting for launch. Specifically, we have one game that we are waiting until the Wii U has a certain market size before we launch.

Our sister-site MCV has the full details.

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