Watch_Dogs to Be Ubisoft’s Last “Mature” Wii U Game

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Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot confirmed in an interview with Game Informer that the upcoming Wii U game Watch_Dogs, which was already released on other platforms back in May, will be Ubisoft’s last “mature” offering for the system.

Guillemot’s reasoning was the simple lack of Wii U game sales compared to Ubisoft’s sales on other platforms, noting that “What we see is that Nintendo customers don’t buy Assassin’s Creed. Last year, we sold in very small numbers.”

While this isn’t the first time a lack of Wii U sales have affected some of Ubisoft’s less popular decisions,  it’s certainly not an untrue statement. Compared to sales on the PS4 and Xbox One, which amounted to 9% and 6% of Ubisoft’s total sales for the fiscal year of 2014 respectively, the Wii U made up a measly three percent.

However, this doesn’t signal the end for Ubisoft games on Nintendo systems. Guillemot suggests that Nintendo fans’ interests lie elsewhere, stating that “What we see is that they are very interested in Just Dance, very interested by other kinds of games,” and “what we are trying to do is to focus more on the types of games they are interested in.”

While this doesn’t necessarily mean a future of only Just Dance titles on the Wii Uboth Rayman Legends and Child of Light are two examples of good games that aren’t “mature”it almost definitely means the end of games like Assassin’s Creed and, perhaps more disappointingly, the end of Wii U trailers featuring covers of Tears For Fears.

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