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News: Ubisoft: With The Right Games Wii U Will Find Its Public

Ubisoft: With The Right Games Wii U Will Find Its Public

"One single game can change a platform's fortunes"

Ubisoft came under fire when it decided to make Rayman Legends multi-platform and rob the Wii U of one of its more high-profile exclusives, but while rival publishers take a step back from Nintendo's console, the French veteran is continuing to display its support by developing games like

News: Ian Livingstone: Nintendo Should Have Their IP On Every Platform

Ian Livingstone: Nintendo Should Have Their IP On Every Platform

"Otherwise a whole generation of young people will miss out on their games"

Industry veteran and Eidos life president Ian Livingstone has once again aired his opinion that Nintendo should develop games for other systems. Speaking at the Bristol Games Hub — a non-profit organisation based in the South West of England — Livingstone warned that...

News: Pachter Predicts Wii U Price Cut, Feels Nintendo Is Losing "Non-Traditional" Players To Social And Mobile

Pachter Predicts Wii U Price Cut, Feels Nintendo Is Losing "Non-Traditional" Players To Social And Mobile

Also says gamers see tablet and mobile as "perfect substitutes" for 3DS

Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter has delivered his company's latest set of predictions for the video game industry, and the findings make grim reading for Nintendo fans. Pachter feels that with the PS4 and Xbox One looming on the horizon, hardware price cuts are likely across...

News: GungHo's CEO Wants To Surpass Nintendo's Sales By His Retirement

GungHo's CEO Wants To Surpass Nintendo's Sales By His Retirement

"I respect Nintendo"

GungHo Online Entertainment is one of Japan's rising stars, thanks largely to the amazing success of its iOS and Android title Puzzle & Dragons, which has been downloaded more than 14 millon times and generates $3.4 million a day in revenue. When you're a growing company, it's natural to aim high — and GungHo CEO Kazuki...

News: In Q1 2013 More Money Was Spent On iOS Games Than On 3DS And Vita Software Combined

In Q1 2013 More Money Was Spent On iOS Games Than On 3DS And Vita Software Combined

Times they are a changin'

A recent study has revealed that in the first quarter of 2013, more cash was spent on iOS games than on 3DS and PS Vita software combined. This marks a slight change from the previous quarter, where it took iOS and Google Play's combined spend to overshadow dedicated handheld gaming systems. This quarter, iOS alone has...

News: Ubisoft Forecasts "Conservative" Sales Targets For Assassin's Creed IV And Watch_Dogs

Ubisoft Forecasts "Conservative" Sales Targets For Assassin's Creed IV And Watch_Dogs

"We wanted to be prudent on our expectations"

Ubisoft has forecasted that Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag will sell less than its direct predecessor, despite the universal appeal of the new game's nautical setting. Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has high hopes for the new entry in the best-selling series, but has decided to be cautious regarding sales...

News: Rumours Of The Demise Of Silicon Knights Are Greatly Exaggerated

Rumours Of The Demise Of Silicon Knights Are Greatly Exaggerated

Founder Denis Dyack joins Precursor full time, but studio is still "alive"

Silicon Knights chief financial officer Mike Mays has refuted claims that the studio is all but dead, telling Polygon that it is "very busy" and "definitely alive". The studio remains embroiled in a legal battle with Epic Games, and insider reports suggest that focus on...

News: Activison Anticipating Rough End To 2013, Wii U Partly Responsible

Activison Anticipating Rough End To 2013, Wii U Partly Responsible

Playing the blame game?

Super-publisher Activision has posted better than predicted financial results for the first quarter of the year, but CEO Bobby Kotick has stated that he expects the latter part of 2013 to be less fruitful — and the poor commercial performance of the Wii U is partially to blame. Net revenues were $1.32 billion during the...

News: Capcom Not Turning Its Back On Home Console Development

Capcom Not Turning Its Back On Home Console Development

"Home video game software" is the "core segment" for the firm

Capcom has released its annual financial results, and the figures pretty much match the company's somewhat dismal April forecast. The company posted a profit of £19.42 million, which is down 56 per cent year-on-year. Capcom had previously stated that "excessive outsourcing" had led to a...

News: The Force Is Strong In EA's New Star Wars Publishing Agreement

The Force Is Strong In EA's New Star Wars Publishing Agreement

But will Nintendo fans see any benefit?

EA has signed up "exclusive" rights to Star Wars video games following the closure of LucasArts last month. The multi-year deal appears to cover original games, rather than those linked to the forthcoming movies. To confuse things further, Disney has retained the rights to certain mobile, online and tablet...

News: Cliff Bleszinski Likens The Wii To A "Virus"

Cliff Bleszinski Likens The Wii To A "Virus"

Outspoken designer agrees with earlier comment by ex-Epic colleague

Back in 2008, Epic's Mike Capps described the Wii as a "virus" which infected gamers in the short-term but didn't leave any lasting impression. He said: It's a virus where you buy it and you play it with your friends and they're like, "Oh my God that's so cool, I'm gonna go buy...

News: Nintendo Stock Rises By 11%

Nintendo Stock Rises By 11%

The largest increase since 2008

The Japanese yen has reached a three-year low against the euro meaning many successful exporters are enjoying a rise in stock. Nintendo has seen an 11% rise in stock value, which now stands at 11,850 yen, the largest gain since 2008. The yen has weakened against all 16 major counterparts this year as speculation...

News: Deep Silver Has "No Plans" To Support Wii U

Deep Silver Has "No Plans" To Support Wii U

"Their audience is not who we reach best"

Deep Silver's desicion to not bring Dead Island: Riptide to the Wii U caused a moderate amount of drama last month — not least because the excuse given was denied by the development team behind the game, forcing Deep Silver to admit that the real reason was that the process simply

Interview: Michael Pachter On Wii U, 3DS And The Challenges Facing Nintendo This Generation

Michael Pachter On Wii U, 3DS And The Challenges Facing Nintendo This Generation

"I don’t hate Nintendo at all"

Michael Pachter has been called a lot of things — not all of them repeatable on a family-friendly site such as this — but many of his harshest critics seem to miss the point of what he is actually saying; his job is to ensure that people invest their cash wisely and not to placate over-zealous fans...