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Ubisoft still believes in Vita, Wii U

Monday, 26th August 2013 01:48 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Neither Sony’s latest handheld nor Nintendo’s newest console have gained much ground in the last year, but notoriously new hardware-friendly Ubisoft believes both Vita and Wii U are worth pursuing.

Speaking with IGN Ubisoft executive director Alain Corre reacted to the Vita price drop announced during Sony’s gamescom 2013 presser.

“We were very pleasantly surprised by Sony’s last push on the Vita. Decreasing the price and investing a lot in new IP and trying to use the Vita as a second screen for the PS4, all of that gives a lot of advantages for the future of the Vita,” he said.

“We’re watching that space and making sure that our PS4 games work on Vita, so the global experience on PS4 is even better.”

While Nintendo has made no such move for the Wii U – and at its current profit margin, is quite unlikely to – Corre seems confident the ailing Nintendo platform will come about thanks to the “tens of millions” of Nintendo franchise fans.

“After that, it’s up to Nintendo to make sure that the machine can reach as many consumers as possible,” he said.

“We all think that they’ll be able to sell more machines in the future. They have some of the best IP in the world, and some of the best memories for their players. If you’ve played Smash Bros. in the past, you want to play the next one. So these brands have a future, for sure. It’s up to them to work on more communication to get the machine into more hands.”

In news that arguably pertains to both Vita and Wii U, Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida said recently that the reason PlayStation isn’t pursuing second-screen features with the handheld, ala the Wii U’s Game Pad, is that people don’t have four eyes.

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10 Comments

  1. lexph3re

    And Ubisoft is right to feel this way. I personally feel like Vita is a wonderful device. And in due time I feel wii u will measure up to be the same. I wouldn’t have used smash in the example but whatevs. When X releases I am on wii u like flies on shit.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. PS4FANB0Y

    That’s good news. Bring Splinter Cell to Vita!

    #2 1 year ago
  3. wicktus

    @1, absolutely vita is a wonderful hardware if you triet the killzone beta anyone would recognize that it’s true.

    But Sony is making a lot of mistakes with the Vita, there isn’t any handheld friendly games on it, when I used to play on the PSP, it was for

    RPG (Crisis core, Tales of the world, FF IV, Kingdom heart,valkyrie profile, FF III etc)

    Medal of honor Heroes 2 that was fun with friends and in multiplayer

    Metal gear Solid

    And of course Monster Hunter Freedom 2 and UNite

    The vita in 2 years of existence doesn’t even have one game anounced that comes close to the games that made the psp successful aka the games previously cited.

    We need deep multiplayer games that are fun with friends wether it’s Co-op or online, we don’t have that.

    The Success in Japan (which is the more important for the vita) relies on RPG : We don’t have that, Tales of ports don’t really count

    And the MH-like aren’t as deep at all as the real Monster Hunter serie which make their lifespan quite short (toukiden, soul sacrifice)

    As for deep solo games Vita have some great experiment : Gravity rush for example.

    I’m not taking account of ports like Tales of, persona 4 etc, I do not want to pay for a port/remake console.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. The_Red

    Vita is dead (Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great system and I’ll probably get it for Spelunky). Not ifs or buts about it but Wii U still has a chance.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. polygem

    the vita is a nice system but it still just lacks unique games. it has tons of games already if you look for them, even some amazing ones but somehow i don’t enjoy using the vita much. i only speak for myself here to make that clear. feel free to disagree. the indie push is great and all but there are just too many bad or only mediocore games for the vita in general. system has a quality content problem. i am really worried about sony regarding this in general. sure, they deliver the games, but some just lack quality, imo you cannot rely on their first party products/ ip’s anymore and i think it can become a problem for them if they don’t fix that ASAP. maybe it would be better to release less games but then make sure that the ones that make it to the market are actually truly great. the vita resistance, motorstorm, wipeout, uncharted and many more are all pretty much very mediocore games. that’s not clever…not helping the vita and not helping the playstation brand in general.
    i like how sony roll atm with ps4 and all. at the same time, i cannot help but being worried about the actual quality of their games, especially on vita.

    wiiu on the other hand will be interseting to watch as well. great games out soon and in the pipeline. it needs more indies too for the variety, this winter and the next year will make or break both, wiiu and vita.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. ps3fanboy

    ubisoft can forget the wii-utanic, when november arrive the ps4 will be released, then the wii-utanic will be gone. i just sold my wii-utanic, i regret buying that shit. but i got my money back so no big loss. anyway the next big thing is gonna be the ps vita so ubisoft should focus on it 100%. after the price cut and full remote control on ps4 its a sure winner.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. PS4FANB0Y

    @6 – With all respect the 3DS is whiping the floor with the Vita. Yet, you think the Vita has a chance. So even IF the PS4/XB1 whipe the floor with the Wii U, why doesn’t it have a chance?

    Sounds like fanboy bias…

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Froseidon

    @6/7 – This should be interesting…

    #8 1 year ago
  9. 00jack00IMP

    @1 lol love your statement “like files on shit”. definitely a good comparison to the wiiU… especially when it’s supposedly a next gen console and put on the same grounds as a handled device.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. elem187

    @6, Wait, the Wii U is irrecoverable yet it hasn’t had any of its biggest games released yet, but the Vita will be fine even though it already had its biggest games released.

    That just doesn’t compute…. if the wii u is still struggling after this holiday than we can throw it in the pile of dead consoles where the Vita is sitting.

    #10 1 year ago

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