Ubisoft “doesn’t have a huge investment” in the Wii U
During a recent investor call, Yves Guillemot, Ubisoft CEO, mentioned that the company “doesn’t have a huge investment” in Nintendo’s upcoming console, the Wii U. Guillemot was quick to point out that most of the games the publisher is developing for the console are simply ports of currently available Xbox 360 titles, the big exceptions being ZombiU and Rayman Legends.
The cost of producing a port for the Wii U is considerably low for Ubisoft, sitting pretty at just over $1.2 million. Even creating “original” titles for the Wii U (Rayman and ZombiU) “are much smaller of cost” than developing titles for other consoles.
“Because, as we’ve always said when there is such an innovation, the need is not to have big production value but to concentrate on the innovation,” Guillemot said. “This is what we are trying on Rayman and ZombiU.”
Ubisoft’s not-so-huge investment might actually pay off, given their titles are the most attractive ones at launch, which is looking true so far – unless you count New Super Mario Bros. U, which will sell plenty.
Come on now, we both know it will. It’s-a-him, A-Mario!