ZombiU proves "mature" Wii U games don't sell

Despite Nintendo fans and nay-sayers alike complaining that the Wii U needs more “mature” content, Ubisoft has proven – yet again – that nobody actually buys these grown-up games. Innovative Wii U launch title ZombiU was, officially, a serious commercial failure for the company, and it will not be getting a sequel.

In case you were curious, Guillemot explains it’s ZombiU‘s fault that Rayman Origins didn’t stay a Wii U exclusive – and why it’s unlikely we’ll see m/any more of those from the French developer.

We must find a way to ensure the creativity of those games could have a big enough audience. We hope it will take off. At the moment, we’ve said ‘let’s do through Christmas and see where we are from there.’

The news disappoints the game’s handful of fans, but – whether it’s the platform or the first-person survival horror genre – Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot tells GamesIndustry International that ZombiU was “not even close” to turning a profit.

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