It’s no secret that the Nintendo Wii-U is having a hard time keeping up against the competitive environment set by the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360. While the console itself has gone through many problems since launch and is still facing said trials, it appears that Ubisoft, the developers behind many AAA titles such as Assassins Creed, Splinter Cell and more recently the Rayman games, believes that Rayman Legends on the Nintendo Wii-U will help propel the weak system sales.
Xavier Poix, the current head of Ubisoft France Studios, is very optimistic about Rayman Legends coming to the Nintendo Wii-U as he states:
We don’t have any disappointments compared to the installed base,” he said. “We are just hoping that Nintendo’s results for Wii U will be a bit bigger. Selling a new way of playing can take some time, and we know the power of the brands from Nintendo and 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.
Currently, the state of the Nintendo Wii U is making the console go through significant price cuts and this can NOT be good for Nintendo. I certainly hope that Ubisoft can put their money where their mouth is and really impress fans with Rayman Legends for the Wii-U.