Ubisoft: Wii U sales will rocket once AAA games arrive

Boss of Ubisoft France studios says GamePad makes the console a harder sell than the Wii

Boss of Ubisoft France studios says GamePad makes the console a harder sell than the Wii

Nintendo's Wii U will be a successful console, it just needs more time to appeal to consumers, according to the managing director of Ubisoft France's studios.

Speaking to Games Industry, Xavier Poix said that as new titles came out – especially those that make use of its unique features such as the GamePad – more consumers would be enticed into buying the system.

He said that at the moment, the new GamePad was making it harder for Nintendo to sell the system, because it wasn't a simple as the Wii.

"For our games we really wanted to show the innovation," said Poix. "In ZombiU for instance, the players are really fond of the multiplayer mode because it's totally new; it's like one FPS player against an RTS player. We pushed the limits of that so it can be a real gameplay challenge to look at two screens."

However, once the Wii U gets more AAA system sellers, sales will rise rapidly. "We know from the fans that the majority of what will be the system sellers are not yet available. And on our side, Rayman will be one of them for sure. We really expect Rayman to be a huge system seller on the console."