There is a reason why there is a lack of Assassin’s Creed games being released for the Wii U this year. This is because Ubisoft reckons Wii U owners isn’t interested in the series.
This is according to Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot who talked with Game Informer during Gamecom last week. Guillemot said: “What we see is that Nintendo customers don’t buy Assassin’s Creed. Last year, we sold in very small numbers”.
This is a true fact as only 3 percent of Ubisoft games sold last year were for Wii U video games. That includes all Ubisoft games so the Assassin’s Creed series may have shifted some very low numbers on the Wii U.
As you may know already, Assassin’s Creed Unity will be out later this year for the PC, PS4 and Xbox One. PS3 and Xbox 360 gamers are also catered for as well with the release of Assassin’s Creed Rogue. Only the Wii U is missing an Assassin’s Creed game this year.
Ubisoft is however not abandoning the Wii U forever. There is still the release of Watch Dogs later this year as well as the latest Last Dance game.
ZombiU is one other Wii U game from Ubisoft that apparently shifted very low numbers when it released. It looks like Ubisoft is picking only specific games that they think would sell well on Wii U.