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No more ‘mature’ games for the Wii U says Ubisoft

Super-publisher Ubisoft says its done publishing Mature rated games on the Wii U.

So do gamers who own Wii U’s buy Mature rated title for it? Not according to Ubisoft head Yves Guillemot, who says that Watch_Dogs will be the final M (for Mature) rated title that the company will produce for Nintendo’s console. The reasoning behind this is that, while the game has sold very well on competing systems, the last Assassin’s Creed title didn’t go over all that big on the Wii U.

Guillemot went on to explain that the game sold in “very small numbers” and that Ubi has gleaned quite a bit from that failure. Namely, that Nintendo gamers don’t want Mature games on their console. As a result, Ubisoft will continue to move ahead with games like Just Dance (and others) only, leaving the bloodier and more violent (and adult really) games behind for the PlayStation, Xbox, and PC crowds.

I tend to think that Ubisoft is kind of jumping the gun here, but it is a little disconcerting that a game as big as ACIV didn’t sell on the Wii U. The game was praised pretty much everywhere and we reviewed it, giving it a score of 9.0, and saying that even non-AC fans should check it out If a game that good couldn’t sell on Nintendo’s current baby, maybe they do have a point.

Source: MCV

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3 comments

  1. Christopher Deleanides

    I don’t think it’s mature games as much as it is a particular type of game fans are looking for, but aren’t getting. Nintendo fans tend to have peculiar tastes, myself included. I like “mature” titles, but I’m not a big fan of games like Assassin’s Creed, Mass Effect, etc. I prefer stuff like Metroid, Xenoblade, Bayonetta, Vanquish, etc.

    It’s hard to explain, but I can’t enjoy just any mature title. I’m rather selective in my tastes. I tried to like Ninja Gaiden Razor’s Edge, I tried to like Arkham City, I really did; but for some odd reason I can’t bring myself to like them.

  2. Sounds like you dig more eastern-flavored games Chris. I have to admit though, that I wasn’t a fan of ACIV period, and I love games like Arkham etc. I liked where Ubi was going with it, but I got bored really fast and ended up getting rid of my copy.

  3. Christopher Deleanides

    Ah, not a fan either? Yeah, I played the first one at my cousin’s house, really couldn’t get into the game. I guess you’re right, I really do prefer Japanese games. Kind of weird for a guy who can barely speak the language to prefer games that are originally in that language, but it’s how I’ve always felt for some reason. The gameplay and settings resonate with me.

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