It is really amazing to see that one of the better gaming consoles from the manufactures with a great past is facing some real issues in the market. As of now, it is not a hidden fact to any of us, that Wii U from Nintendo is actually not doing the kind of business that the company wished it would. The expectations were diluted when it came to the electronic media as many people were already back then considering Wii U to be a bit over priced.
Talking facts again, the market of Wii U has seen is light improvement with the launch of Mario Kart 8, but the god effects are negligible. While some experts are showing their concerns about the future of Nintendo and Wii U, Ubisoft on the other hand has praised the product and stated that with a little cut on the price of Wii U; Nintendo will then fully utilize the market potential of the console. Ubisoft is one of the leading producers in the gaming business with its well acclaimed ‘Far Cry’. Ubisoft has stated that Wii U went through a good patch with the launch of Mario Kart 8 and will get another boost up with Smash Bros. But the main inhibition to the growth in the market of Wii U is the price that is making the user think more than twice.
Considering the reputation that Ubisoft has made with ‘Prince of Persia’ and ‘Far Cry, the gaming world expects to se Ubisoft also launching into the market of gaming console. In this regard, Ubisoft has already stated that it will launch its own gaming console only when it has a much wider spectrum of users. Thus, it is quite a believable fact that Ubisoft is doing its own research in this genre of gaming as well.
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said in an interview.
“With Mario Kart, Wii U made one step and we expect with Smash Bros. it will also do more. If Nintendo put the right price on the machine then they will probably have a chance to do further. It has to perform this year, otherwise they will have less games. Justifying investing in the machine needs a larger install base.”
The issues for Nintendo does not end here with Wii U. The company lost a couple of lawsuits with Philips earlier this week. With Wii U not doing wonders in the market, and Nintendo loosing lawsuits in tandem, it seems that the advice from Ubisoft could be a better thing to do for Nintendo presently.
Looking at the current standings in the global market, a lot of people do agree to the fact that Wii U is overpriced (is it?). The Wii U currently starts at $299, still $100 less than the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The gaming world and the electronic media had already showed their worries before the launch of the console. With Smash Bros coming up next, the future of Wii U practically depends on what the manufactures decides to do.