Ubisoft had their quarterly investors call last week, during which CEO Yves Guillemot had some interesting things to say about the Wii U. He mentioned that the company is currently satisfied with the launch of the Wii U and happy with the market share the company holds in both North America and Europe. He does mention that low tie-in ratios” for software has impacted sales.
Regarding Wii U, while we are satisfied by our market share in the US and Europe – at respectively 20% and 27% – our performance was impacted by low-tie ratios. Nintendo has recently announced the coming release of some of their great brands on Wii U, and we believe it will boost its potential.
No mention was made about the debacle that sprouted last week, when the company announced that it would be delaying Rayman Legends on the Wii U purely to achieve unity for their now multi-platform release. The developers have recently protested Ubisoft’s decision, though Ubisoft has not released a statement on this.