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Just 3% of Ubisoft’s sales came from the Wii U in the last 3 months

Ubisoft was the biggest third party publisher (still is, probably) on the Wii U, especially when the console launched. The French publisher invested heavily in Wii U games, launching with no less than 6 titles. But none of Ubisoft’s games were successful on the Wii U, sales wise. In fact, according to the company’s latest earnings report, just 3% of its revenues came from the Wii U over the past 3 months.

Ubisoft Wii U gamesThat’s a very low number, even if the company didn’t release any new Wii U games during that period. In fact, Ubisoft hasn’t released a Wii U title since that Marvel game no one remembers, back in December 2012. But Ubisoft still has some stellar Wii U games on the market, most notably ZombiU and Assassin’s Creed 3, and even those aren’t selling.

Ubisoft knew very early on that Wii U sales were going to struggle, which made the company decide to not only delay Rayman Legends by 6 months, but also to release it on other platforms as well. During the earnings call, Ubisoft also revealed that ZombiU, its Wii U exclusive title, was not profitable.

Recently, Ubisoft’s CEO said that “the Wii U still has a chance” if Nintendo can release some popular first party titles this year.

This doesn’t mean that Ubisoft has abandoned the Wii U just yet: later this year they’re bringing 4 key titles to the console: Rayman Legends, Assassin’s Creed 4, Watch Dogs, and Splinter Cell Blacklist. The company is also bringing lesser known titles such as Just Dance 2014 and a game based on the new Smurfs 2 movie.

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  • uPadWatcher

    There’s always hope for Ubisoft to bring sales to the Wii U. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist is one of the few.

  • Kriffix

    “Just 3%” you say?
    It’s not surprising, this article explains exactly why. As you have said they haven’t released a game on Wii U since 2012, no one has anything new to buy. Especially since the stuff they already have out can hardly be called masterpieces.
    *Ubisoft stops making games for Wii U*
    *As a result there are no games for them to sell*
    *Shock! Horror! They’re getting no sales! Who’d have seen that coming?*
    Er, no. Just no.

    It’s a self fulfilling prophesy. Another way to make the Wii U look bad when it’s down to them really. Just wait until a year from now when stuff sells. They’d have wished they’d been a little more loyal and made more of their early investment plans.

    • Jarvis

      It isn’t failure of Ubisoft. They made a very good game, exclusive for Wii U. Nintendo can’t sell enough console because of its bad marketing and bad first party developers. Ubisoft has only 3% because Nintendo is slowly a fail console.

      • Steven_Segal

        Bad 1st party developers?

      • Zombie Boy

        But this week it’s the 2nd highest selling console in Japan (with the 3DS in the number one slot). That doesn’t sound like a failure to me? Okay, so it’s taken a while to get off the ground, but not as long as, say, the PS3, which took at least 2 years to start turning a profit.

      • Kriffix

        I believe it is failure of Ubisoft. They were too wishy washy. They should either back something or leave something, they began a job that they didn’t have the guts to finish, that’s why it’s their fault. Zombie U is a good game, but it’s still not a masterpiece. Ubisoft are hardly known for their must have games IMO. Though I’m aware people really like Assasins Creed and Rayman, even if they’re not my cup of tea, and so I respect that. I just feel that Ubisoft should have seen it through to the end. Nintendo always comes back in the end, and when they do, Ubisoft will be seen as an abandoner. That being said, they are still indeed developing for the platform, but their attitude was too wavering and can’t help but be criticised.

      • david jarman

        Actually it’s picking up speed and besides the wii, it had a better launch then both Xbox and ps3 and those two consoles had no games for a year. So no it’s not slowly failing.

  • Tyler Hilton

    they havnt released anything in the last three months – what do they expect

    • Kriffix

      This!

    • comeonnintendo

      are you kidding me, the wii u is dead its been sitting on my shelf under the tv for the past two months and im sure thats been the same story for a lot of wii u owners. its a waist of a good idea. I was excited for the realease of the wii u, i stood outside of futur shop for 3 hours to get mine. but 3% of ubisofts sales! ubisoft has almost half of all the games released on the wii u so far. the wii u “a next gen console” is competeing agaist consoles from 2005 and losing horribly.

      • Zombie Boy

        I’ll just copy and paste my response from below. I keep hearing the same criticism, so why not re-use the same answer…

        But this week it’s the 2nd highest selling console in Japan (with the 3DS in the number one slot). That doesn’t sound like a failure to me? Okay, so it’s taken a while to get off the ground, but not as long as, say, the PS3, which took at least 2 years to start turning a profit.

        • Pikachief

          The Vita has been best selling console for a week a few times now, so the Wii U getting 2nd best once isn’t actually a huge thing. If it can continue this then yes it will be.

          • Zombie Boy

            Really? As far as I can see, the only time the Vita has sold well was when Toukiden was released in Japan, but it still fell behind the 3DS on numbers of hardware sold that week:

            June 24th – 30th, 2013
            Vita sales = 31,271
            3DS XL sales = 33,272

            And if Pikmin 3 can bump the Wii U sales up so dramatically, I’m sure the better-known titles in the pipeline will have a similar effect.

          • Pikachief

            I believe when PSO2 got released and when that Volcaloid game came out it went up a lot too.

            I’m not doubting that the Wii U sales are gonna be way better and will continue to rise dramatically, but I mean, getting 2nd best once isn’t too exciting when you think of the fact that even the Vita has done that once or twice.

          • Zombie Boy

            Well my point is this, and I’m sure we both agree; Even though the Wii U had a slow start, it is far from being “written off”, “dead” or “a failure”.

            A rosy future lies ahead and it’s only just beginning.

          • Ducked

            Words of truth here!

          • Jarvis

            Slow Start ? They sold 1.2 million pre-order, first week 400.000 = 1.6 million after the first week. Wii U is nearly 1 years old, and they sold only 3.5 million ? Over a whole year they doubled the sales ? It’s rly rly bad. Won’t coming any next-gen game for Wii U. 0 new 3rd party bundle for Wii U. 0 TWii in Europe, 0 LoveFilme in Europe. 0 2nd gamepad. Black Ops 2 without any DLC, Sniper Elite V2 without online mode. Do you still think that Wii U isn’t in a downroad ?

          • Zombie Boy

            And the Wii sold more units than both the PS3 and XBox 360 (with a margin of 22.35 million as of 2012). It had the same first party devs making the games as the Wii U. Those games are just starting to be released and we’ve already seen a boost in Wii U sales… What’s your point?

          • Jarvis

            You are so easy to own. Wii wasn’t hardcore console (as i said ) Many of PS3/Xbox360 owners purchased a Wii console because it was cheep and fun to play witt Family. Wii U is a hardcore console and now you can see can’t win vs PS4/Xbox1.

          • Zombie Boy

            I can’t believe you’re using the “Nintendo beat us so it wasn’t a competition” line after everything else you’ve said here. Oh, you trolls make me laugh!

            Next you’re going to tell me that everyone bought a Wii out of pity, right? Sigh, I’m done wasting time with you…

          • Jarvis

            Nice Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V. You failed again! :) Wii was a 2nd console for many PS3/Xbox360 owner , that’s why Nintendo sold 100 million. :) Wii U as first console looks like fail. Maybe PS4 and Xbox1 owners will buy as 2nd console. Deal with it m8 ! :)

          • Dimitra Giorgiou

            knowledgewhatsup, is that you?

          • jay

            So you admit Wii U will again outsell the competition?

          • Dez

            /facepalm

            I dislike you new age gamers, you give us all a bad name. It is because of people like you that Micro$oft, Activision, and EA milk the crap out of the industry. Besides, a hardcore gamer doesn’t talk about being hardcore, that is just a desperate gamble for attention. Second, there are more hardcore PC gamers than console gamers simply due to the fact that PC games have more replayability than your typical 10-12 console game. Third, if you can’t spell the word right, don’t use it.

            The X-bone murdered itself. Too many anti-consumer policies, and it doesn’t change the fact they tried to screw their customers over. It is still has a camera that watches you at all times, and it is grossly overpriced especially when Sony always puts out the strongest machine.
            Nintendo will have a very strong lineup in time for the holiday season, and it continues well into Spring 2014. Next year is when the Wii U’s killer IPs start really kicking with with Smash, Mario Kart, X, Bayonetta 2, and Miyamoto’s new IP. People disrespect Nintendo so much that it is disgusting, no respect for a company that created what you call standard.

          • Mark

            Couldn’t agree more. I loved the days when social media didn’t exist and the console wars were nothing more than child’s play. Now look at what’s happening (in America mostly); the new generation of gamers know nothing else but to keep on fighting. The fun in gaming is gone. It’s all about which console is better. Like you said, there are too many people disrespecting the company that made the American gaming industry what it is today. I wish that everyone in America would be as diverse and polite as the Japanese (in terms of the gaming world), but that sadly won’t happen.

          • jay

            “no respect for a company that created what you call standard.”

            TRUTH!!

            You would’t have an Xbox controller, or rumble, or motion gaming without Nintendo. HYPOCRITES!!

          • jay

            “Wii wasn’t hardcore console”

            Grow up kid.

          • Yoboyjohn

            Ps3’s first few years

          • Mark

            You think this is bad?! Let’s look at the sales of the PS3 and Xbox 360 when they first launched. The Xbox 360, around 2.4 million units worldwide in the same time frame. PS3 sold 2.9 million worldwide in the same time frame. Wii U sells 3.45 million (maybe be more now) in this time frame and it was done with no serious marketing and NO killer first party launch title. So yes, it is a slow start for the Wii U; once the first parties start rolling out (ESPECIALLY when SSB and Mario Kart come out) it is all but guaranteed the Wii U will start selling like hot cakes.

          • Jarvis

            Man…. it was 7 years ago. PS4 has much more pre-order than Wii U and PS4 will own Wii U sales at BlackFriday.

          • Dimitra Giorgiou

            ps4 only has 75k pre orders….

          • Mark

            Seven years or not, it doesn’t matter; a fact is a fact no matter the age. Pre-orders do not show anything. They only show that a large group people want a product, but that does not dictate success. Now, I wasn’t trying to put you down or anything by posting that first reply to you. I was trying to tell you that the Wii U is having a slow start, and the information that I provided you in the first reply shows that. I agree with you, I think the PS4 will have an incredibly strong beginning, but to say the Wii U is going to go downhill from here is quite absurd; this is mostly because it is pretty much a fact that Nintendo’s first parties will bring the console back to at least a respectable spot on the sales charts.

          • lemonpop301

            uh dude listen to what you are saying haha! PS4 has that may pre orders because they are expecting to get what the PS3 finally accomplished towards the end of its life. Heres the thing everyone is gonna buy it and its gonna have a few good titles. Then a drought haha like every console!!! You must be some special kind of stupid lmao!

          • david jarman

            Pre-orders don’t mean shit cause a lot of eBay retailers and assholes who like to jack up the price are usually about 30% of those sales. You can’t determine a success of a launch by pre-orders. How old are you? And you basing nintendo success of off asshole third parties. Nintendo manages to succeed with little help from third parties. Ps3 and Xbox both didnt have half those features that they promised on their launch. I notice you keep referring to Europe. Well the world doesn’t revolve around you and my tvii here in stateside works just fine. Plus, second gamepad is in the future. There are codes written the gamepad that suggest so. Plus, most of us here will be buying nintendo exclusives. Sony=lay offs, Microsoft=layoffs, nintendo= smart business choices over the years=no layoffs

          • jay

            Reminds me of 2006. Everyone in line for a PS3 was talking about selling them on ebay and everyone pre-ordering a Wii was talking about playin it lol. But hey that’s how the game is played.

          • david jarman

            LOL, I had a friend who did that. He was quick to sell his ps3, but kept the wii cause he was waiting for metroid. He’s gone through 3 ps3 and still has the same wii.

          • 00EpicGamer00

            Hello knowledgewhatisup, how did that ban go? I can’t believe you’re as stupid as ever xD
            Let’s take this one step at a time, shall we? First of all, do you even know why the Wii U was selling good in the beginning, and why it has came to a sudden stop? It sold well in the beginning, because there were some good games for it at launch, in which those games intrigued people. But, Wii U sales started slowing down because there wasn’t many games getting released. And believe or not, but people buy consoles to play (now, stay with me) GAMES! I just blew your mind now, right? They don’t buy a console so they can sit there and stare at it. The reason why the Wii U’s sales are so slow is because there’s people that are waiting for the games that they want to be released. A.K.A. first party titles, and good third party titles. That’s what people do with EVERY console, not just Nintendo’s.

            “Won’t coming any next-gen game for Wii U” (dear lord child! Learn some grammar!) You must be stupid, blind, lying, trolling or all four. Watch Dogs, Assassin’s Creed 4, and Splinter Cell are confirmed for Wii U. Ubisoft even said the Wii U version of Watch dogs is superior because of the gamepad. Also, not to mention that Need for Speed Most Wanted, is stronger (graphically) than the other versions

            “0 2nd gamepad” (are you like, 8 years old?) I’m not sure what you mean by this. Do you mean that the wii U doesn’t support a second gamepad? If so, then you’re incorrect (as usual.) Nintendo confirmed at E3 2012 that the Wii U can support up to two gamepads at a time. Now, why can’t I use a second gamepad in any of their games, you ask? The answer is quite simple, it’s simple because they didn’t program it into any of their games yet.

            “Black Ops 2 without any DLC” wow….you serious? Who cares about DLC. I always say that if the company is too lazy to make the game right, then don’t make it at all.

            “Sniper Elite V2 without online mode” once again, who cares? If just ONE little pointless thinglike that keeps you from enjoying the game, then don’t even play it, let alone buy it.

            After such a time of you being banned from this site knowledge, you’re still the same dumb ol’ troll you were. Why do you keep coming back? Is it your life’s dream to mock Nintendo to the public? If so, you have a very sad life knowledge. I hope you’re happy in the life you’ve chosen. Also, it’s very obvious that it’s you liking all your comments. Any of your comments that has a “like” is always by “MrDownvote” which is probably your other account, right?

          • Ace J

            lol nearly one years old? dude its not even October yet lmao!

          • jay

            Wii U is NOT close to being a year old. There are 12 months in a year kid.

          • lemonpop301

            look how long the vita has been out they are not comparable

          • david jarman

            The vita only did that once.

          • Pikachief

            and what I’m saying is that the Wii U has only done it once. Not saying it wont do it many many more times, but yea, its so far comparable to the Vita which is nothing to go too crazy about. Yet.

          • david jarman

            Vita has been out much longer. I know what you’re saying though.

          • jay

            I don’t think Nintendo has a problem with Wii U being second best to 3DS.

        • Jarvis

          Only 22k console ! It’s nothing ! Sony sold 13k PS3 !

          • Zombie Boy

            22k > 13k. Lol

          • Jarvis

            haha ! Gj Wii U won with 9k vs a PS 3 ! Gj PS4 sales will kick down Wii U sales with 20k ! Wii U won a fight vs a last gen console ! Gj Zombie your console is dead like you.

          • Zombie Boy

            Well good luck to Sony, because the PS3 was a disaster at launch and, if we’re talking last-gen, I’m sure you don’t want to lose the console war again like you did against the Wii.

          • Jarvis

            You failed again. Wii wasn’t a competitor of PS3/Xbox360. Wii was non-hardcore console for family and party. Lot of PS3/Xbox360 owner purchased a Wii just because it was cheep and it was fun to play with friends. PS3/Xbox360 were hardcore game consoles, Wii wasn’t hardcore console.

          • Zombie Boy

            Lol, well I don’t think you’re going to convince anyone with THAT argument. Good luck trying. I’m done with you, because after denying facts, logic and common sense, I think your only remaining option is to start childish name-calling, and that’s beneath me.

          • Jarvis

            That means, you lost this fight with me. Nintendo sold 100million Wii because lot of PS3/Xbox360 owener purchased a Wii Console as 2nd Console. PS4/Xbox1 will release this year, People are saving thier money for PS4/Xbox1. Wii U sales will be better maybe in 2014/2015, if these people want to buy a 2nd console. As First console Nintendo Wii U is a fail.

          • Zombie Boy

            Yes, you’ve convinced everyone here, I’m sure.

            Fight? I was just having a conversation!

          • everyone

            I like how he is stating that his opinion is a fact. I remember another troll who did the same thing.

          • Jarvis

            Wii U is slowly 1 years old, and we have only 55 games. It’s nothing for a hardcore console.

          • jay

            “Wii U is slowly 1 years old”

            Wii U is NOT 1 years old. Whether fast or slow.

          • ItzameyaToad

            Sorry but when people like you say Wii was not a “hardcore console” I must smack you with some knowledge! List of “hardcore” games on Wii as of July 20 2013,

            Xenoblade,Conduit 1&2,Goldeneye 007,Star Wars the Force Unleashed 2,Sin & Punishment,Monster Hunter 3,No More Heroes 1&2,Dead Space Extraction, MW3, Black ops,Call of Duty 4, World at War, Call of Duty 3, Mad World, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles, Redsteel 2, Metroid,Muramasa,Dirt 2,Resident Evil,X-men Wolverine,Dead Rising,Need for Speed Undercover,Skate,Tomb Raider Underworld,Castlevania Judgement,Alone in The Dark,Manhunt 2,Driver SF, Driver Parallel Lines,Mortal Kombat Armageddon,Medal of Honor,Far Cry,Splinter Cell Double Agent.

            Now if you wish to hold on to the statement that the Wii was a “Non Hardcore console” so it handing PS3 and Xbox 360 there ass’s won’t be relevant then go ahead you are the one who looks stupid if you continue to use that stupid excuse.

          • Jarvis

            XD
            SW:Force Unleashed http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGKioI9K_aA
            Black Ops http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51_7RxEn6U0
            Splinter Cell Double Agent http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evAu3-afpNM

            All of the “hardcore games ” were far away from being hardcore. Grafik and Gamplay were a joke. The only ” hardcore” for Wii was DeadSpace. And done. Wii wasn’t hardcore Only little kids saying that. :)

          • ItzameyaToad

            Sorry im not a little kid and I am saying that it is hardcore so I question your logic. And now you are grasping at straws saying since the graphics(how it is spelled) are slightly worse(only a few games mentioned where worse, Call of Duty, Driver San Fran) it makes them less hardcore?Gameplay was exactly the same on 99% of the games I mentioned with only a few exceptions.

            So let me make sure I get what you are trying to say here. Because the graphics are worse the games that are on Wii that are hardcore don’t count?Your logic is flawed haha.

            Keep graspin at straws my friend you aren’t going to win.

          • jay

            Kinect Sports

            Kinectimals

            Star Wars Kinect

            Yeah I can play that game too! lol!!

          • Matteo Fossati

            ‘hardcore gamer’ is not equal to ‘graphic bitch’.

        • ItzameyaToad

          Longer than that, PS3 didn’t turn a profit until about late 2010/2011 (the systems that is).

      • Jack5221

        You’re judging a consoles success based off a few 3rd party games, that are not even good to begin with. Zombi U, played it, and it was pretty bad. Assassins creed 3 is basically a rehash of the first two. You bought a Nintendo console, so do yourself a favor and play games that are exclusive to the console. Playstation and Xbox are for third party games. And I highly doubt you waited 3 hours to get a Wii U… The day after it was released, I walked into Best Buy, bought one, and left all within 30min.

      • Tyler Hilton

        well I dont want to waste my money on a pc , so using my wii u for the internet means I havnt wasted it ,and look at the 3ds bad year 1 but now its outselling the number of xbox 360 and ps3 each week – the wii U just needs games

      • david jarman

        Are you kidding me? All keep seeing on miiverse is how people love their wii u. Most of us have been playing there wii u and I can’t wait for pikmin 3. Just out of curiosity? How many games did you purchased? And of those how many did you beat? Wii u launched with more games then both Xbox and ps3 and those two systems had a drought for a whole year. We’re they dead too?

        “Wii u is competing against consoles from 2005 and losing”

        That’s such a childish thing to say. Did you buy your Wii u to compete with Xbox and ps3 in sales? Do you think Xbox one and ps4 are going to out sell those two consoles in 8 months as well?

      • Jarvis

        He is right.

        • NkoSekirei

          trollsl will be trolls

        • starwars360

          Bullshit troll are you?!!! Go back your shitty CoD game on any systems and play like stupid dogs, kids and sea birds!!!

          • Jarvis

            You are a very talentless, brainless guy. You lost this fight. :)

      • GuardiansFan

        i have a ps3 and 360 and the 360 has been collecting dust and the ps3 i only use for watching netflix and blu ray movies. At least i still use the Wii U for games.

      • starwars360

        You seem bored life aren’t you?

        There some games that Wii U got from March like Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Injustic, Resident Evil: Revelations, LEGO City Undercover, Sniper Elite V2 and some more. That is plenty for Wii U until load and load releases from Pikmin 3 to Late Winter 2013.

        Hardly fact how come you not pick some it up? You been sit and bored after Wii U launched in 2012. I bought some more Wii U and they great games and loved it like MH3U, LCU, NFS: MW, RE: R and some more like Wii U downloadable games.. :P

        Pikmin 3 coming next week!!! 8D

      • Jake

        Yes cause Wii U is going to make more sales for Ubisoft than 360 and ps3 that have sold 140 million units. Why do you think companies are putting games on Wii and PS3 and 360 when the next consoles come out, oh yeah they won’t sell 70 million units and games won’t sell +10 million

      • Dimitra Giorgiou

        i go on my wii u every single day, from browsing the web, to playing all kinds of games, chatting with friends on miiverse, doing wii u chats and even challenging others on rayman app.
        Your argument is invalid.

      • Madmagican

        Ubisoft has onlyreleased three titles on Wii U
        1. ZombiU
        2. AC3
        3. Just Dance 4

      • jay

        Not this shit again.

        Reminds me of all the Wii trolls pretending they owned a Wii that was “collecting dust”.

      • lemonpop301

        Do you realize that most people that buy systems anymore just play call of duty? Seriously though what do you think we are doing? We have call of duty and Nintendo first party games. You know why we dont complain because the majority of the time that we get a game on a nintendo console that the dev took time on. We can play it multiple times and not get bored with it. Do you know what I have done with my 360 in the 6 months that the thing actually worked? I sold every game to buy Nintendo games.

    • Nintyfan

      If they hadn’t delayed Rayman Legends and made it go multiplatform maybe they would have gotten better sales. They haven’t even released anything new for the Wii U for over 6 months.

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        Perhaps, but as any business, they do what they feel is best for them. Hopefully, most fans understand that.

      • mikel334u2

        This video made the Wii U’s 3rd-party support look really good. I didn’t want to get another system to play 3rd-party games, so that’s why I hope Nintendo will get these multiplats…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-VqA_PupHs

    • nin-10-doughfan

      absolutely!

    • grandlx2

      Even if they did, they could get 100x the results on ps3/360. Nintendo fans only buy Nintendo games. Or games that look as kiddie as the Nintendo games. Make a game that looks colorful like mario, and it’ll sell decently on a nintendo platform. This is why being a nintendo gamer these days is hard. You’re in an ocean of sheeps watching people make fools of themselves.

      • Dimitra Giorgiou

        im a nintendo fan,and i have 5 games that werent made by nintendo (darksiders 2, ac3 and sonic, indie games like trine 2 and little inferno) i love nintendo games but sometimes you need some fighting games.

    • starwars360

      Yep hardly to know why Ubisoft’s crying. But Ubisoft will be big smile once more games coming from them later this year and start with SC Blacklist and Rayman Legends. :P

    • dat

      I think ubisolf being a jerk and they dedelayed Raymand Legends. Now they complain about it.

      • dat

        I meant “delayed”

    • Enigma

      They expect for their games to be profitable. Their problem isn’t how much revenue they have made off the Wii U, but whether or not they will lose money when they publish a game on the Wii U.

      I wonder how much money that they lost on Zombie U. A couple million?

  • Mike

    Most people who wanted Assassins Creed 3 likely already played it on PS3/360. ZombiU was a launch game that had initial hype and probably sold well initially, but they stopped marketing it long ago. Avengers sounded like a garbage game and got poor reviews. Like many, I was planning to buy Rayman in March when I was desperate for a new title, but now I’m looking at Pikmin, 101, and Super Mario World so Rayman may end up being a purchase when I see it for $20. I like a lot of what Ubisoft puts out, just not anything they’ve put on the Wii U, yet.

    • Titan4.0

      Mike is absolutely correct. Most games on the wii u, not just from ubisoft but period, are ports from last gen consoles. They’re not selling because most people have already paid full price for these games and have no intentions on paying again. Adding free on disc DLC for wii u versions was cool but by time the wii u launched, most people already had those. If companies want their games to sell on the wii u, they have to publish NEW games that are actually WORTH buying (that avengers game was horrible) and make them exclusive instead of taking the scared way out and porting games from two years ago…..By the way the wii u’s AWESOME! ^_^

      • Me Gusta

        No Me Gusta half assed 3 year old game ports.

  • will

    watch dogs and all upcoming Ubi games will be selling well , we hope

  • Zombie Boy

    I personally like Ubisoft games, but the majority of their Wii U releases have either been ports of earlier games (which a lot of people already own) or crap games and obviously people aren’t going to buy those! ZombiU was good, but where was the marketing? If you released new titles and marketed them properly, Ubisoft, then your sales would be better. Maybe they’ll see a change with Watch Dogs and AC4.

  • Antar Rodríguez

    come on people, if you dont want this great developer abandoning wii u buy their games, i would likely be buyin AC4 and watch dogs, its sad to see this happening to nintendo, zombie u was a great game i still cant believe it wasnt profitable

    • audi lover

      3 percent is alot when you consider they havent released a game it six months, get with it fella no one really buys a game that they have already played on another system and as for zombieu its only worth playing through once

      • Antar Rodríguez

        as i said dude there are new games coming im just asking to keep buying ubisoft games so they dont drop support i know they havent made new games but they are coming-out

  • Jack5221

    Maybe if they just released Rayman on time those numbers would be different.

    • Michael Jurado

      I know right how the hell do you label something as an exclusive but then delay it 6 months and strip it of that title -_-

      • insomniac

        they took away the exclusivity of it because low sales of the wii u duh! honestly i would have too. everyday i see people in these forums saying “when that game comes out ill get a wii u” or “im waiting to buy my wii u for this of for that” thats why they it away and thats why its not released yet

        • Michael Jurado

          yeah but we need 3rd party exclusives to really get the system flying them pushing it back so they can release inferior ports seems like a retarded business decision to me

        • audi lover

          3.5 mil still more than xbox or ps3 sold in there first 6 month of sale, but they still got inundated with 3rd party games most absolutely shit for the first year of sale, developers just use console snobbery as an excuse.. like you obviously

  • david daniel wharton camacho

    its not up to nintendo anymore…. the games they announced disapointed me, now im only counting on thirdparties.
    ubisoft will make the wii u valuable once their prime games get released, at least for my case.

    • Jarvis

      I like what you said. I’m only counting on 3rd Paries too, but Ubisoft won’t make the Wii U valuable. They don’t want to make because it isn’t thier job. Nintendo must make the Wii U valuable not a 3rd party developer !

      • starwars360

        Hello troll!!! Quit your crying!!!! Part 2 8D

      • david daniel wharton camacho

        yeah but again… CAT MARIO… like…. seriously…. CAT….and… MARIO— POWERUP…. that isnt helping XP
        all the 1st party titles i was exited for on this e3 dissapointed me…
        and completely honest:
        im thinking on getting an xbox one instead

    • starwars360

      Hello troll!!! Quit your crying!!!! 8D

      • Jarvis

        You are the only troll here. :)

      • david daniel wharton camacho

        im not a troll, i can take a picture of all the games i own on my wii u, even give you my nintendo id.
        the fact is that zero gravity for mario kart seems stupid, cat mario… (nothing needed to say) and no zeldaU announcement?
        im based on what i’ve seen so far… and it sucks :/

  • gonzo316

    Well, let’s do some math. Using available numbers, there are 77.2 million XBOX 360s, 78 million PS3s, and 3.45 million Wii U’s on the market. Added together, that’s 158.65 total consoles. 3.45/158.65 = 2.1%. So 2.1% of the console market bought 3% of Ubisoft’s product. Not counting nearly 200 million Wii consoles on purpose.

    Those of us with Wii U’s are buying Ubisoft games. I personally have AC3 and ZombiU. So Ubisoft, stop complaining and give us more games.

    • TULFich

      got confused a bit, so Ubisoft is talking about 3% of the total VG marketsales or 3% under the Wii U marketsales? because if it is as u say, then why they complain? and Wii sales is a bit less than 100 million

      • gonzo316

        I apologize for the mistake on the Wii numbers, you’re right, 98 million. Still, if I’m reading correctly, 3% of Ubisoft’s total revenue is Wii U sales. Nearly 1.5 games sold per Wii U on the market.

      • insomniac

        i too bought ACIII and also ZombiU. i love Ubi and i have always bought their games. hell Red Steel was the first game i bought on my new Wii back in ’06. and i have big plans for black list and rayman and watch dogs too. but now their left with releasing games against Nintendos hard hitters and i don’t think they will do so well against those

      • Pikachief

        Wii U was 3% of their total sales. In the past 3 months. Nothing’s came out for Wii U in the last 7 or so months, so of course they wont be getting any sales in the last 3.

        • Jarvis

          Wii U sales are bad, so of course they won’t making any extra games for Wii U. Nintendo isn’t as important for Ubisoft as Sony/Microsoft, so of course they don’t care about Wii U exclusive games.

    • Jon

      Don’t forget about the PC market which is larger than all 3 systems combined

      • insomniac

        also though, according to the 2012 reports 95% of Ubisofts PC games are pirated

        http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Uplay-Piracy-Free-To-Play-F2P-Yves-Guillemot,17102.html

        • http://MacroManJr.blogspot.com/ Brian Lockett

          And they wonder why nobody generally wants to make anything original for PC much anymore. Even the ports rarely see a profit. “Pirating hurts no one.” Yeah, expect you as gamers.

      • Yoboyjohn

        Well the “master race” is slowly going down in the gutter so enjoy it while u can…

    • Luffy

      and that’s without counting the PC!

    • http://MacroManJr.blogspot.com/ Brian Lockett

      Ubisoft wasn’t complaining here, actually. They merely released their sales figures. The articles making a bit of a story out of general sales figures released.

  • Jarvis

    “Just 3%” I hope you understand it now, why won’t we get “The Division” for Wii U. It could be the best game for Wii U. Now I must buy a PS4 and a tablet. :S

  • Thomas Fitzgibbon

    Were they expecting Sports Connections to sell?

    • Steven_Segal

      LOL, that was a good one!

  • Will.F. Martinez

    what was the point of posting this as news? They haven’t release anything in more then 3month of course sells are low. As for everything else everyone already knew. Other then ZombieU there release line up most players already own them before the WiiU launch so no one wanted to buy the same game again by the time of WiiU launched, that goes for EA, Activision and others also. i still got hope for WiiU Nintendo still hasnt release a major first-Party to up there sells (Mario bros dont count). just stop with all the negative facts that we already and labeling it news, give the wiiu a chance.

    • TheImaj

      Unfortunately, John (the author) specializes in the negative Wii U stuff on this site. This is the same guy who posted an article about an idiot shooting (yes SHOOTING) a Wii U!!! WTF was the point in posting that?!?! The more negative the more clicks. The more clicks the more ad revenue? Hmm…..

  • TheImaj

    How did I know this was a John article…?

  • Jon

    They have not released a single game on the Wii U YET THIS YEAR!

  • dat

    Ubisoft compain but they havent release any wii u games. Also some fans are mad at them for delaying Rayman Legends too.

  • Yousif Alromaithi

    Ubisoft will see better sales on Rayman Legends. I will pick it up on WIi U since I respect my delxue Wii U because it was supposed to be a launch title. I did some mistakes on supporting third party developer on WIi U because I bought a few. The only games I bought at launch is New Super Mario WIi U, ZombiU, Ninja Gaiden 3, Assassin Creed 3 and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. I picked Lego City two months after release. Still I am going to pick up Watch Dogs and Splinter Cell on Wii U.

  • Titan4.0

    This article is a real downer. I for one have complete faith in the wii u :^). It’s a very capable console. Even with the games I own, I’ve played them with friends, and they love it! Once the console gets more games, hopefully not anymore ports, it’ll fly off the shelves. Just watch ;^)

  • Michael Jurado

    zombie u was rushed and rayman legends was the only game I was looking forward too from ubisoft yes nintendo dropped the ball in advertisement but ubisoft also messed up by delaying what i consider their biggest contribute too the wii u by 6 months especially because the game will be far superior on the wii u vs 360 and ps3 if they really wanted to make money they would have released rayman on the wii u then 6 months later bring it to the 360 and ps3 if the sales were that bad and I have ACIII and I pre ordered ACIV for my wii u I gotta have me signing pirates lol

  • therealruben1

    Maybe if they hadent delayed Rayman Legends on the wii u

  • JeanPaul

    What games have they released?

  • Pikachief

    They haven’t released a game since last year on Wii U and their sales seem to be pretty low in the last 3 months! That’s weird. It couldn’t be that they haven’t released any games for it in 7 months and since the wii U’s been released they’ve only released 2 good ones… that obviously doesn’t make any sense! >.> lol

    • starwars360

      Lol I knew but remember publishers alway need money every months so if some games didn’t sales well in few months or weeks then they started out with complaints and upsets and not tell what exactly sales before low sales begin hehehehehehehe :P

  • nappyp

    Somebody who knows the gaming market better than me is welcome to correct, but why doesn’t Nintendo loan out their IPs to these companies to make an exclusive wiiu title? Seems like that could make everybody happy. For example. Give them star fox. That looks like a game that isnt on Nintendos list of games to make. Ubisoft will make it, get the sales numbers they are looking for, fans will get a nice new game, and Wii u should she a boost in sales. No matter how you cut it a Ubisoft star fox would sell lots more than Wii u ubisoft game like watch dogs.

    • Luffy

      well two things:
      -if something like this happens, please choose a better studio then ubisoft. (like platinum)
      -but the real reason is that nintendo already tried doing that, but they were not happy with the result. now, they have decided to make these game internally so that they would really end up being as they Invision them.

  • kenny Johnson

    Important to note. This was said during an earnings call. They weren’t singling out Nintendo or Wii U. Just stating facts. The blogosphere has decided to spin this as an anti-Wii U statement from Ubisoft.

    • JB

      Right. I took it the way you were thinking and obviously John is just reporting on what’s relevant to the Wii U in this instance.

    • everyone

      This sites takes small parts of articles from other sourced and secludes specific parts to make a story. It kind of makes nom issues seem like a problem.

  • Ducked

    Just wait for the upcoming games. Watch Dogs pre-orders are actually above 360, PS3, and Xbox One pre-orders for the game. AC4 is doing pretty hot with pre-order sales too. Rayman Legends is still ahead of both the 360, PS3, and Vita version. Not sure about Blacklist.

    Hopefully Activision will give us COD Ghosts. A game that still hasn’t been confirmed.

    • Michael Jurado

      oh what another CoD game already o.O okay w/e I just wanted to say I have pre ordered AC4 but i’m going to miss out on watch dogs I got lego city undercover xD

      • Ducked

        ubisoft basically said the best version of Watch Dogs will be on Wii U due to the gamepad, that being said I think Watch Dogs will be the game to get. But AC4 still don’t look half bad.

        • Jarvis

          Ducked please help me! They are so phreak! :)

          • Ducked

            *gives RPG* Here, show them this.

          • Jarvis

            OMG Ducked ! You gave me a +150.000 Wii U sales buff ! You are awesome ! Can you resurrect Nintendo64 ?

          • Ducked

            Sure can *creates virtual Nintendo 64 console for Wii U* Close enough

    • michael Laud

      I fin d it very hard to believe that Watch Dogs pre-orders are higher for the Wii U than any other platform, that just doesn’t make sense. Where is this info coming from? I like my Wii U but come on, sales on the 360 and PS3 for any multi platform are going to destroy the Wii U

      • Ducked

        PS4 is leading in Watch Dogs. Wii U is 2nd, not first. Don’t judge sales so harshly.

  • JB

    I don’t know… That sounds pretty good to me considering the fact that for one:   no games have been released by Ubi since December and two: outside of one original IP,  the rest were ports of games already available on other systems with larger install bases. 3% of total sales the past three months… Maybe I’m not looking at the broader picture, but that sounds like people are still buying Ubisoft games either when they get a new Wii U console or current owners are adding Ubi games to their collection…

    • Michael Jurado

      i’m in that 3% I use to get my AC games on my 360 but now I get them on my wii u it’s just better this way

      • JB

        I’m in that 3% as well. I skipped out on AC3 on the PS360 abs opted for the Wii U version mainly because off-tv play… Which is the weight I give on every multi-plat release now! It’s almost a feature I can’t do without now. Lol

  • Joey

    i was not interested in ZombiU and Assassin’s Creed 3 at all not my type of games but i was waiting for Rayman Legends to come out, i wished they did not delayed it, but still getting it when it comes out.

    • Michael Jurado

      I know how you feel I really wanted Rayman Legends especially when they introduced the NFC piece I was all saaaaayth what!?!?!?

  • GuardiansFan

    as entertaining as Zombie U might have been it just wasn’t a system seller. Looking like the first system seller will be Pikmin 3 (or so it has been in Japan anyways).

    • NkoSekirei

      the only reason why zombiu didnt sell really well cause it was filled with gltiches and bugs that plague it on release before they decided to patch those issues up

  • Daniel Gonzalez

    Can’t say I’m surprised. However, I expect those to change soon.

    • http://MacroManJr.blogspot.com/ Brian Lockett

      o_O What’s with the downvote here? You didn’t say anything wrong here. Oy, overly-emotional kids on the Internet.

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        Seeing as it’s only one downvote, probably one person who didn’t agree with it or like you said, overly emotional. Up and down votes are just numbers to me, so I never really notice them much nor care which I get. Doesn’t change what I think. :)

  • blindtiger

    i rented zombiu because of low reviews and a poor demo. i truly enjoyed the game. it has the best use of the gamepad so far and has got me excited for the future. it just needs some replay value.
    assassins creed III was a good game but i have a hard time playing every entry in a series that releases every year. between the game and the dlc you can almost play assassins creed continuously. i like variety and yearly entries diminish the value of individual titles. so another rental.
    rabbids land and espn are just filler games. just dance and your shape are casual games on a system casual gamers dont own… yet.
    marvel?!? sorry but there are a few established fighting titles that own that genre.
    rayman would have sold out in a drought but will sell much less in the middle of the 1st party wave coming.
    these are clearly just my opinions but i doubt im alone. unfortunately ubi has made a lot of mistakes judging wii u owners and i dont own a single ubi title… yet.
    i DO plan on buying splinter cell AND watchdogs. they both look great and seem like incredible opportunities for gamepad function.
    dont trash wii u for your mistakes ubi, just use your head next time… and everything will be alright.

  • Your money

    Just wait ubisoft, all is going to change.

  • audi lover

    Assassin greed isnt gona sell that well its been out ages on other consoles so have most of there other games as for zombieu good game, not great and really only worth the play through once, if they had actualy released rayman legend when they were supposed to may be you would see a better sales figure fucking idiots

    • Xi

      Rayman Legends wouldn’t have changed anything. It would have needed to sell around 1 million to 2 million to truly make a difference and bump that 3% to a 6 – 9%.

      Was it going to sell that many? Not a chance. That’d mean at the very least 1 in 4 Wii U owners buy the game. Also consider that only two games have sold over a million for the Wii U to date. It just wasn’t going to happen and the analysts at Ubisoft made the right choice to push for multi-platform.

      Ubisoft has been absurdly loyal to the Wii U at this point. They’ve only sold around 525,000 games and should be losing money yet they continue to support Nintendo.

      It’s just funny how Nintendo fans still lash out against Ubisoft despite their sacrifices.

      • Luffy

        rayman could have change a lot of things.
        maybe more wii u would have been bought, bringing a bigger crowd and thus helping ubisoft to sell not only rayman, but other of there games as well.
        maybe more zombie u would have been sold as a result?

        the thing is, we’ll never know. but we cant just assume of its result in a negative way either. it could have went bothways, the way you are describing and the way i am.
        again, we’ll never know…

        • XiC

          No, the change you’re thinking of wasn’t going to happen at least not to a significant degree.

          Raymond wasn’t going to sell 500,000 more consoles so that Nintendo reaches the four million that it said it’d reach at this month.

          How do I know this? Raymond wasn’t popular on the Wii despite critics giving it scores as high as 9.5/10. It could not sell even half a million on the WIi. It sold better on the Xbox360 and PS3.

          There’s no indication that it would have done so. This isn’t how analytic works, you don’t hope for miracles, you look at the numbers and you make the best possible guess based on the facts. That’s why Ubisoft did what they did. If people really wanted Raymond Legends there would have been far more preorders.

          • Luffy

            because it was available on other consoles as well. Again, not the same situation.

          • XiC

            … “because it was available on other consoles as well”. No that isn’t the case. Do you want examples of games that sold only on one console and did poorly even though it was multi-platform before? This has happened plenty of times before in the gaming industry. Console exclusives that are third party rarely ever push console sales significantly. It’s not “speculation” that I say this it’s because I looked at sales histories of a lot of games.

            What you’re giving me is purely speculation. There’s no indication at all it would have done what you said. Why don’t you give me some hard proof why you believe that would have happened despite the fact history says otherwise?

          • Luffy

            I believe neither I nor you can say what really would have happen. That is all I am saying. Not that what I wrote was right, but not that you are either.

          • XiC

            I can’t say what would exactly happen. That’s not what analytics is about, it’s about saying what is most likely to happen and I can do exactly that.

            The chances of what you said would happen for the Wii U would be almost zero. Data, history, press, say that, not speculation. As I’ve said there’s no indication at all. Members of the press who played Raymond Legends at E3 said it was a fun game but never really said more than that. No one said it was a must get like some did for Pikmin 3. In fact some have gone on to say the best version of Raymond Legends would be the Playstation Vita’s.

            So tell me what even led you to believe Raymond Legend would be such a rare revelation.

          • Luffy

            First thing: I do not know if Rayman Legends is such an amazing game that it would make people go out ot there way to get a Wii U for it. But here are a couple of things:

            – it use to be exclusive to Wii U, so then the only version would have been on Wii U.

            – If it’s an amazing game that a lot of people want to get, they could have bought a Wii U to play it. Now of course, it’s a totally different story because nobody needs to get a Wii U to play it.
            – Is it a system seller? Maybe. If all the reviews for it are like 9 and up, then maybe. If it ends up being mediocre, then yeah, it would probably not had sold many Wii U.

            – You have to remember that a lot of people are waiting to buy a Wii U until there are games that interest them on it. Normal thing, I’m doing the same for PS4 and Xbone. (It may not have improve the total sell for Wii U in it’s entire life cycle, but it would probably have helped the early attachment rate.)

          • XiC

            Here I’ll answer you. Rayman Legends is not an amazing game, it is a good game. The best version of which will not be on the Wii U.

            Yes it would have boosted Wii U sales but by very little. Consider how Pikmin 3 a Nintendo franchise only boosted Wii U sales by 16,000. Would it have gotten anywhere near that? Unlikely. Most Ubisoft games sell poorly on the Wii U, Rayman was likely going to sell poorly as well.

            Whatever Rayman Legend was going to do it wasn’t going to be nearly enough. Yes people want more games but I can tell you they’re more likely to buy the system for Zombie U, Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros Wii U, etc, etc than Rayman.

          • Luffy

            so you have played the game?

            and wow, really? you are saying that pikmin 3 as only sold 16000 console? arent you jumping the gun a little.

            i really think you should stop trying to act as if you understand every facet of everything.

          • XiC

            I took the media’s general perception of the game and have given you what they’ve said. I have the Raymond game on the Wii. Do I actually have to play Raymond Legends to know it’s just a good game? Nope, what’s the point of critics and media then?

            Didn’t jump the gun on the Wii U. I based it on Media Create’s initial numbers which had the Wii U jump from 8,000 to around 22,000. Now with the official and revisited numbers you can see the Pikmin 3 boosted fewer sales numbers than originally thought at 8,249. Raymond Legend would not beat Pikmin 3 as a console seller and would likely provide a very minor boost in sales at best.

            http://www.siliconera.com/2013/07/10/this-week-in-sales-earth-defense-force-2025-takes-the-top-spot/
            http://www.siliconera.com/2013/07/17/this-week-in-sales-pikmin-3-and-luigi-lift-wii-u-sales/

            I really think you should look at some data and facts before you give me more absurd opinions of yours.

          • Luffy

            I think I’ll stop posting too you. you obviously think you’re always right. Go ahead, have fun.

          • XiC

            LOL, that’s because you don’t know a single fact so you’re as ignorant as it comes. Of course you’re always wrong.

          • Luffy

            Of course

          • XiC

            Then why waste anyone’s time with your baseless comments?

  • Cube

    Yea, well why don’t they mention how much % of their sales came from the Wii last year, when they made Just Dance 3 or was it 4 the top 10 best selling game for the Wii ever. This 3rd party is the only company that made the biggest profit of Nintendo, of course they are going to stick around.

    • Xi

      I can answer that Cube.

      In this quarter only 10% of Ubisoft sales came from the Wii. Last year it was only 7%. Comparably the PS3 totaled 23% and the XBox360 totaled 23% as well. The year before they were even higher at 26%, and 42% respectively.

      I really don’t know why Ubisoft bothers to stay around. I’m grateful they do though as it brings in some more quality games but it’s just that the Nintendo markets are nowhere near as profitable as other markets.

      http://www.justpushstart.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/ubisoft-wii-u-sales.jpg

      • Luffy

        but then again, most of there great selling games are not available for wii.
        now that they are available for wii u, the install base is not big enough.

        probably will look a lot like this for ps4 and xbone. so they are not jumping too conclusion yet. if after one year on the market, they expect a new console to sell the amount of game copies a console that as a huge install base do, simply because its been on the market for so long, then they will probably be as disappointed in the sells for games on ps4 and xbone.

        simple math simply does not suffice. you have to look at all the element at hand and see the bigger picture. (hence why they did not abandoned nintendo yet)

        • XiC

          A lot of great games are available now for the Wii U but it just seems most Wii U owners don’t want them.

          The common response from people seem to be that since they were released on other platforms earlier that everyone who wanted them already have them and thus no reason to buy them on the Wii U.

          That really doesn’t make sense since most Wii owners did not have these other consoles and thus could not have possibly played them all. There were after all 100 million Wii owners.

          The expectation was not for the sales to be as high as other established consoles. Take a look last year for Sony and Microsoft, their consoles did poorly in the first year yet third part support was there. It was because third parties were still selling relatively well. They just aren’t for the Wii U however.

          I have looked at a lot of variables and numbers. The only reason I’ve seen so far is that Ubisoft wants to establish its name on the Wii U as THE third party studio. That’s why at the current time they’re the leading third party studio though not by much.

          I just think they’re losing too much and would be smarter waiting it out along with the rest of the third parties. I’m glad for support though but from what I can see from these commentators, they don’t care at all.

          • Luffy

            how do you know that most Wii U owner do not own a PS3 or 360?
            Again, speculation….

          • XiC

            …..I know because of math, statistics, economics, and surveys.

            http://www.nielsen.com/us/en/newswire/2012/the-latest-trends-in-us-video-gaming.html

            Americans own more consoles than any other nation in the world. Even at the rate they are at most do not own multiple consoles even when computers and tablets are factored in. For other countries even fewer own multiple consoles.

            Unlike you I pay attention to the financial side of the gaming industry yet you call what I say speculation? Everything you say is speculation. Give me some facts, and stats and I’ll be more inclined to believe it’s not just your opinion.

            You actually thought Raymond Legends was going to be a revelation on the Wii U when you have no idea about how Raymond fared on the Wii.

  • Krzysztof

    Well, there’s about 156 million ps3 and xboxs on the market. With less then 4 mil Wii U units out there, that gives Wii U 2.5% of the market. That means the average Wii U owner has 1.2 Ubisoft games, which is still better then average XBOX/PS user. I’m not even counting Wii users.

    • Xi

      If that were true Ubisoft would have well over four million software sales on the Wii U which would be remarkable and I believe better than how they paced with the original Wii. That would mean the Wii U is profitable however that isn’t the case as you’ve done your math wrong.

      Ubisoft has a total combined sales of around 525,000 games on the Wii U. Though the Wii U hasn’t sold four million consoles for the sake of math we’ll just say four million. 525,000/4,000,000 = .13125. This means the average Wii U owner owns 13.125% of a Ubisoft game not 1.2.

      • Krzysztof

        You’re right. My calculations weren’t based on actual games sales figures, which I didn’t know.

        If they sold 525000 games on Wii U and that’s only 3% of all sales, that means they sold 17,500,000 games in total. So (17,500,000 – 525,000)/156,000,000 = 0.1 Ubisoft game per sold XB360/PS3. Of courses I’m presuming that Ubisoft didn’t sell a single game for any other platform apart from these three (which probably isn’t right). So no surprises there. Wii U users are just a bit more likely to buy Ubisoft game then others (as there’s not much choice for them anyway).

        • XiC

          Hmm, I’m not so sure about that. The math is right but you’ve gotten the question fundamentally wrong and thus the conclusion is wrong.

          525,000 stands for the amount of games the Wii U has sold in total; throughout the lifetime of the console (eight months).

          3% stands for the amount of sales Ubisoft made on the Wii U in this quarter (three months).

          Thus 3% amount of quarter sales on Wii U ≠ 525,000 total sales.

          If you wanted to do math that way you’d need to find out the percentage of sales Ubisoft has made on the Wii U in eight months and then derive it that way.

          Ubisoft has enjoyed more success as a third party publisher for Nintendo than any other but not to the degree that they hoped. I haven’t done the math on paper but it looks to me that they only have around a 5% – 15% lead over Activision whom all but given up on the Wii U at this time.

          If you’re interested in figuring out how third parties are doing here’s some fairly credible data. I say fairly because in the past they’ve made some mistakes.

          http://www.vgchartz.com/platform/47/wii-u/

          I provided the sales chart for this quarter from Ubisoft as well. That should answer a bit more.

          http://www.justpushstart.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/ubisoft-wii-u-sales.jpg

  • Me Gusta

    No Me Gusta 3% profit for Ubisoft from Wii U!

  • El_CaRaS1

    People if you really want to support nintendo speak with your $$$ cause all these drama is not doing it and support buy games from good third party games that support it if not I dont want to hear no winning latter quit been stingy remember money talks and all of us nintendo fans looking like some broke ass.

  • Spike Ashford

    I have to agree with most people here. You can’t expect a massive amount of sales if you don’t release any actual games for the system since December. Not trying to give Ubisoft the finger or anything, I like then as developers. But they have to realise that you need to release games to sell games.

  • Madmagican

    So 3% of their profits came from AC3 on Wii U and ZombiU
    …that’s not too bad

    • FungalSpawn

      I think the zombie U failure is the big thing there.

  • Mark Thom

    L O FUCKING L :D

  • ConCity Soldier

    More Wii U boxes sell, more Ubisoft Wii U sales.

  • Squirrel09

    I hate being this guy, but I like looking at the big picture. The data above is for Q1 of 2013, where no games were released and wii u sales were at 3%. If you look at Ubi Investor site you can see Q4 of 2012, where AC3, Zombiu, and others were released. The sales percentage was still only 4%… not much better. BUT the Wii U was only available for half of that quarter and only 2.5millions units sold. Some things to consider but nothing that casts doom onto the Wii U…

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    • http://MacroManJr.blogspot.com/ Brian Lockett

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  • Ramm

    This site is still alive? I thought it died with nintendo in E3.

  • Adam Porter

    tbh i’m starting to think i’m the only person in ireland with a wiiU, as i’ve said before most shops aren’t stocking games at all.

  • cwchase

    These are truly terrible numbers. Ubisoft was the only major studio that cared to partner with N in any meaningful way. I think we’ve finally seen their Dreamcast moment… Sad to see it happen.

    • Deadpool U

      Please don’t compare Wii U to Dreamcast besides unlike Dreamcast Wii U is getting better and Nintendo doesn’t have financial problems bad enough to stop making consoles

  • Wanderlei

    They haven’t released a game in the last 3 months. Its still be 300% return on investment since I’d be surprised if they invested more than 1% in the last 3 months. See how they go with xbox/ps when they have tiny userbase and game dev cost is significantly higher.

  • 00EpicGamer00

    Is anyone going to get Rayman Legends when it releases? I played the challenge app, thing….and I absolutely adored it! In fact, I liked it so much that I went out and bought Rayman Origins xD
    I can’t believe I’ve been missing out on such a good series. Forgive me Ubisoft!

  • Federico Madden

    Please don’t give up, Ubisoft. We need you!

  • Yen

    What do they expect when they picked Zombie U as their Wii U launch title? Zombie games appeal only to specific audiences. Although they were already rushed, if they released Rayman Legends like they originally promised I have no doubt things would’ve gone better. Even if they go multiplatform with it there was no reason to not release it for the Wii U first.

    • 00EpicGamer00

      They can’t release it for the Wii U first. Microsoft has this law of theirs, that if any game is going multi plat, all the consoles must receive it at the same time.

      • Yen

        My point is though, Ubisoft caused the problem for themselves and they’re blaming it on low Wii U sales. At least that’s how I see it.

        • 00EpicGamer00

          Yeah, you do have a point. But you need to realize that at the time, the Wii U had a small user base (it still does, but it’s growing slightly) and Ubisoft needed to make a profit, so they chose what they thought was best. Probably in the future, there will be more Ubisoft exclusives.

          • Yen

            I just feel like that small user base would’ve been bigger had they not delayed Raymen Legends. It still won’t be a huge user base but bigger.

          • 00EpicGamer00

            Yeah, if Ubisoft would of released Rayman Legends as a Wii U exclusive, the user base for Wii U would probably be bigger. I’m not saying Rayman would of been a console seller, but it probably would of helped.
            What I don’t like is, just because Zombie U didn’t sell well, that’s what made them make Rayman multiplat. But, Ubisoft never sat and thought that Zombie U wasn’t that good of game to begin with. Apparently they must of thought that it didn’t sell well all because it was an exclusive, but that isn’t true. The game apparently has lots of bugs, and glitches. And the graphics weren’t that good. And it was kind of boring (once again to me.)

  • Derek D’Arcy

    i have assinassins creed, looking forward to watchdogs, splinter cell. i enjoy there games, but just cus i have a wii u means im going to buy every game

  • Neilferd

    Maybe if they didn’t make games like fucking smurfs and made better games, zombi U is a great game but needs improvement in alot of areas. (Like combat, and better looting). See if Ubisoft made games for the wii u that were half decent, and not games made after fucking movies, then they would have more sales. You can’t blame a console for shitty sales if the developers games suck. Splinter cell, Assassin’s Creed , Watch Dogs, Smurfs… none of those games interest me. What I think is going to happen is games like Super Smash Bros. U and Legend of Zelda are going to be released when the Xbone and Ps4 come out and the wii-u will drop in price by 2014….for some reason I see that happening.

  • lemonpop301

    I think assassins creed 3 would sell better if nintendo fans had ports of the first ones. Why would we want to start playing a series in the middles that makes no damn sense!

  • Deadpool U

    You know I’m okay with Rayman Legends going multiplatform but maybe sales would be up if they released the finished Wii U version instead of unnecessarily delaying it too.

    • Petri

      I’m not sure if I got it right, but those extra levels they made with their spare time, are from Rayman Origins?
      I never played Origins, so I don’t really care.
      But this delay may have killed this game for me, just too many games coming out this fall, and too little time to play them all.

  • http://www.w-o-n.org/ GoldDreams

    Hmmm, I wonder why…? Maybe it’s because they haven’t released anything new on the console worth owning since the launch. An I am pretty sure most Wii U owners already have or had those games. It’s their own fault. If they hadn’t delayed Rayman then the numbers would be different.

  • http://computerstories.net/ Rowan Gonzalez

    Perhaps the Wii U isn’t such an interesting platform for Ubisoft’s high-end game titles.