It’s unfortunate but true: the Wii caused a strong divide between casual and core gamers. Lengthy periods of the lifecycle convinced some players that the console lacked more engaging, deep experiences, ultimately leading them to ditch the console.
Nintendo obviously hopes to avoid a similar situation with Wii U. Fortunately, there’s one believer out there who believes the system can appeal to all kinds of gamers.
Speaking with MCV, Ubisoft EMEA MD Alain Corre stated that the Wii U will continue to strike a chord with families, but will “start to please the hardcore gamers too.”
“We are playing both fields because we think it will appeal to the family the way the Wii did, and start to please the hardcore gamers too. We have been a strong believer in Wii U since day one, and a strong vision for gamers. We have been working closely with them, and we know our brands appeal to Nintendo gamers.”