Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot commented earlier this week that mature games don't sell on the Wii U and that Watch Dogs is the last mature game it will be releasing on the platform. However, that does not mean Ubisoft is abandoning the console.
Ubisoft's European boss Alain Corre has told GamesIndustry that two games can turn around the luck of the Wii U later this year. He believes that Super Smash Bros. and Ubisoft's own Just Dance 2015 will help increase the sales of the Wii U enough to attract third party publishers.
"To be honest, we always want more consoles," Corre said. "Just Dance 2015 is resonating very well. We think it will please a lot of [existing] Wii U owners and push more families to buy extra Wii Us. But we also believe that Super Smash Bros. will be a trigger to increase the momentum of the Wii U at Christmas. As a gamer, I was playing [Super Smash Bros.] over ten years ago, and it has some of the best moments that Nintendo has shared. I think that franchise could be magical [for the Wii U]."
"Nintendo has some of the best franchises in the world and it knows how to make great games. It proved that with Mario Kart, and it will prove that again with Super Smash."
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