Nintendo Would Like More Major Multiplatform Titles on Wii U
Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has told re/code in an interview that he’d love to have a lot more major multi-platform titles on Wii U, such as the new Call of Duty.
“I would answer the question in a couple ways. Third-parties are bringing multiplatform content to our platform–Watch Dogs from Ubisoft, as an example,” he started off. “I would love to have Call of Duty on our platform. I would love to have any of the big blockbuster, multi-platform titles.”
However, at the same time, he also states the importance of the fact that the Wii U has to separate itself from both Xbox One and PlayStation 4, by offering a new and exclusive line-up of exclusive first-party titles.
“But interestingly, when you look at either one, either by themselves doesn’t have a lot of exclusive content,” he said. “They have a lot of shared content. Look at it from the standpoint of, what don’t they have? They don’t have our games. They don’t have Mario and Zelda. I’d much rather be where Nintendo is, with a differentiated platform, differentiated set-up experiences that we can provide uniquely to the consumer.”
Looking back a few months, Ubisoft already announced that they won’t be bringing any more “serious” games to Wii U. Is the console doomed to only have first-party titles and family friendly games? There’s a vicious circle around the console, from which Nintendo will have a really hard time to recover.
Would a more diverse line-up for Wii U make you buy one?