Ubisoft: Wii U could be more popular than Wii
Ubisoft is betting big with the Wii U — the company has already 9 games in development for the new console, 7 of which will be launch titles. One of those titles is ZombiU, a Wii U exclusive. ZombiU producer Guillaume Brunier believes that the Wii U is unique enough to become even more popular than the original Wii, which has sold almost 100 million units to date Brunier said in an interview with Fast Company:
“When they released the Wii a few years ago, I don’t think developers anticipated how big it would become. I think this is going to be the case with the Wii U too. Touchscreen interfaces are so common to everyone right now, that having this as part of a gaming platform is really going to get Wii U further than Wii got.”
Despite Ubisoft’s optimism, it’s hard to imagine any console selling more units than the Wii in today’s marketplace, with the increased competition from social and mobile gaming. Nintendo themselves are expecting to sell around 8 million Wii U consoles by March 2013. Others have much less faith in the new console, with a recent analyst predicting that Nintendo will only sell 4 million Wii U consoles by March 2013.
The Wii U price and launch date will be revealed in September.
Via Fast Company (Thanks for the tip, Brandon!)