The Wii accounts for 45 percent of Ubisoft’s revenues, CEO Yves Guillemot has revealed; no wonder then that the French publisher has big hopes for its successor, the Wii U.
Talking with Gamasutra, Guillemot said: “Today, the Wii still is 45 percent of our business.”
“Just Dance, all those casual games, are selling extremely well.”
With Wii U, Ubisoft’s again all in. “We are supporting the machine because we believe Nintendo is going to push it to another level,” he said, adding that people at the company are “big believers” in the hardware.
“The potential of the machine, and the tablet, I think is a good way to improve the potential gameplay. What we see is the ease of play is a part of the revolution we are seeing today. The fact that it’s easier to access games is what can make more people play. Maybe they can do a good job there.”
The Wii U will launch sometime after E3 next summer, where it’ll get its final reveal.