In a recent interview with IGN, Ubisoft Executive director Alain Corre said that the company is not giving up on Nintendo's Wii U or Sony's PS Vita, and that he believes both platforms still have the potential to succeed with the right execution.
"We were very pleasantly surprised by Sony's last push on the Vita," Corre said. "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. We're watching that space and making sure that our PS4 games work on Vita, so the global experience on PS4 is even better."
Analysts believe that the recently announced price cut for the PS Vita to $199 in the United States and its usefulness as a companion device to the upcoming PlayStation 4 will help drive sales of Sony's long-struggling hand-held.
Corre also said that the Wii U just needs the right execution to "flourish."
"There are millions, tens of millions of fans of Nintendo brands," said Corre. "I'm sure you’ve played Mario Kart for hundreds of hours. I did too. There are so many great franchises that are still making people dream," Corre said. "We think these brands will stay with us. After that, it's up to Nintendo to make sure that the machine can reach as many consumers as possible."
"We all think that they'll be able to sell more machines in the future," he added. "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," he added. "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."
At the end of the day it sounds like a commitment by Ubisoft for both platforms. Hopefully we will start to see more games from Ubisoft for both platforms this year and beyond. Both systems need all the support they can get at this point.