Yves Guillemot: Nintendo's 'Created Something Good' with Wii U
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
Nintendo 'taking lots of risks with the games they create'
When it came to judging console manufacturer's and publisher's efforts at E3, Ubisoft was the recipient of plenty of praise from attendees and those viewing on the web. Its own press conference may have included some sketchy, cringeworthy jokes — though that's not exactly rare at E3 — but the games showed off, combined with an appearance at Nintendo's event, capped a good week for the publisher. In both of these appearances Wii U was prominent, and Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has reiterated his support for the system in an interview with Gamasutra, albeit acknowledging that it's a risk.
I think Nintendo has very often surprised us, so you never know. I think they've created something good, if the customer uses everything they have created, I think we can see a good success with that machine. That type of collaboration can be fun and also challenging at the same time. It's something has never been done before. ... Those guys are taking lots of risks with the games they create — and they're extremely successful.
Any new console is a risk, but how big a risk is Wii U for Nintendo? Let us know what you think in the comments below.