Ubisoft "Satisfied" With Wii U Launch, But Notes Low Software Tie-In Ratios
Posted by Damien McFerran
CEO Yves Guillemot talks business with investors
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has stated that his company is satisfied with the launch of the Wii U and happy with its own market share in both North America and Europe, but also noted the impact of "low tie-in ratios" on software.
During Ubisoft's investors call last week, Guillemot had the following to say:
Regarding Wii U, while we are satisfied by our market share in the US and Europe – at respectively 20% and 27% – our performance was impacted by low-tie ratios. Nintendo has recently announced the coming release of some of their great brands on Wii U, and we believe it will boost its potential.
The French publisher has been in the news of late due to its controversial decision to strip Rayman Legends of its Wii U exclusivity and push its release back to September to coincide with arrival of the 360 and PS3 editions — despite the fact that the game is finished and ready to ship on Nintendo's console.