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Ubisoft Expects Nintendo To Manufacture 5 Million Wii U Consoles In First Six Months

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has revealed that he has extremely high expectations for Wii U and believes that demand for the console will be strong. Guillemot expects Nintendo to produce 5 million Wii U consoles during the first six months of the console going on sale.

“Generally, that’s what (Nintendo) does. The number can be more, it can be less… they are always limited in the number that they can build.”

“It’s easier at the beginning of the console cycle to astonish people and bring them new experiences than at the end of the cycle. So the risk that is seen as a big risk by many is actually the contrary.”

74 thoughts on “Ubisoft Expects Nintendo To Manufacture 5 Million Wii U Consoles In First Six Months”

    1. 5 MILLION? IN THE FIRST SIX MONTHS? AHAH-HAHAAHA-HA-HA WHAT A LAUGH. I LOVE NINTENDO BUT GOOD LUCKY SELLING 5 MILLION IN THE FIRST 6 MONTHS WITH THE SHIT LINE UP OF GAMES. PS3 STILL OWNS THE GAME WORLD. MAN I NEED TO BUY A PS3, IM HOPING THERE ONLY $200 THIS HOILDAY SEASON! NINTENDO NEEDS TO WAKE THE FUCK UP. SERIOUSLY

      1. The way I see it, Nintendo still owns the gaming world. The Wii (although it’s on life support [like the PS Titanic] at the moment) had sold 96 million units. However, the Nintendo 3DS have been a top seller worldwide as their sales of the portable unit went up 89% That reliable source is from VGChartz.com .

          1. Okay, take this tampon and shove it up your pussy/dick because it sounds like your on your period… you orange flavoured mother fucker

          2. Then why do you waste your time on a Nintendo specified news site? Are you a scared little bitch? Or are you little kid/teenager, that just doesn’t know what to do with his time, and decides to hate on a thing he/she doesn’t understand? Or are you a 30 years old unemployed basement dweller, still living with his mom?

            1. Alright, I am a die-hard nintendo fan, and SONY IS AWESOME!! NINTENDO IS AWESOME!!
              BUT MICROSOFT SUCKS!!!!
              MICROSOFT Y U NO HAVE MANY EXCLUSIVES!

                1. No one wants your stupid nintendo cookie
                  nintendo fails and wii u will fail and nintendo will go bankrupt
                  and only produce mario games and 2 more years and it’ll
                  just make games for the psvita.

                  NOOBS

                          1. Same as the xbox 360, its a paper weight out side of the box.

                            Wii U mad bro?… You orange flavoured mother fucker

                                1. Since there is no puncutation, “no nintendo sucks” is saying “there has not been a nintendo that has ever sucked.” What I believe he meant to say was “No, Nintendo sucks.”

                                    1. Well a person with a brain would think you meant that No Nintendo sucks, and they will take pity on you because you’re grammar was awful… you orange flavoured mother fucker

                                  1. I can’t wait to experience the awkward silence that rushes over all the critics when the Wii U sells like freakin hotcakes!

                                    1. all japan needs is mario and dragonquest X. dragonquest is HUGE in japan. Dont believe me? look at last weeks sales figures for dragonquest monsters… madness! Love it!

                                  2. “It’s easier at the beginning of the console cycle to astonish people and bring them new experiences than at the end of the cycle”

                                    …can you please tell nintendo that? thanks

                                      1. If it is indeed 5 mil as an initial shipment, then at least everyone who expects to get it on day one will be able to do so. That’s good news indeed, the Wii shipped with a little over 3 mil units, and because of that there was a lot of shortage, I was one of the lucky ones who was able to get one on day 1, but I remember there were still many people who lined up who left that day without one.

                                      2. what is with all the “nintendo sucks”?
                                        this is a nintendo site so if you dont like nintendo stay off it and dont comment

                                              1. Jesus guys, don’t bash the Vita so much! It’s an amazing piece of hardware and there are so many new games coming out! Plus, I already have like 10 or so…it’s great! Anyways, I’m hoping Nintendo succeeds, I REALLY am excited for the Wii U and I want other people to experience this amazing product.

                                              2. Haha its funny because Assassin’s Creed III is running at 60 fps and in 1080p… troll harder next time… you orange flavoured mother fucker

                                              3. Okay guy you’ve been annoying enough already. You obviously have no.knowledge of the gaming industry. Most of the Xbox 360 and ps3 games are only running at 720p at 30 FPS. Please inform yourself before acting like an asshole next time. I’d hate for you to look stupid twice in a row.

                                                1. Actually Assassin’s Creed III was confirmed by Ubisoft to run a 60fps and at 1080p. Nintendo only said their titles would be in 720p for now

                                                  1. Yeah that could be possible. I’m not sure about that title specifically, but displaying at 1080p and running at a smooth 60fps becomes much easier when the game isn’t as demanding. But I was speaking generally. On the whole, most current generation games do not display at 1080p or run at 60fps.

                                                  2. oh and I just did some research and saw assassin’s creed brotherhood on the 360 and ps3 running at 30fps. not sure about the resolution.

                                                  3. I bet the they’re going to have the same problem they had with the Wii where the demand was higher than supply. The won’t be able to keep this thing on the shelves. Leave luck to heaven.

                                                      1. *Sarcastic clap* Nice drawing skills. Did you draw that piece of shit on your vita?… you orange flavoured mother fucker

                                                    1. SONY SUCKZ LOL ROFL OMG!!

                                                      SONY IZ TEH FAILS AND EVERYONE KNOWS IT, I R RETARD TROLL WHO LIKE MAKE CAPS LOCK LOL

                                                    2. aww, how adorable. anti-nintendo fanboys are coming here talking senseless trash at nintendo… although i have to wonder just why is it they’re coming here.

                                                      is it because the 3DS is still flourishing while the vita continues to slowly die without a price cut coming anytime soon?

                                                      or perhaps they’re microsoft fanboys who need to vent after realizing that smartglass will be little more than a fad that will become boring within a couple months, while the Wii U will actually put its gamepad to good use

                                                      maybe they’re just PC fanboys who’re trying to blow off steam (no pun intended, although maybe it should be) after hours of futile efforts of trying to log into diablo 3. PC gaming master race indeed…

                                                      whatever the case may be, these bros are mad. what i don’t get is why these fanboys would put in so much effort to make baseless insults at nintendo, of all companies. apparently these children haven’t read up on their history enough to know that nintendo’s the one who saved the gaming industry years ago and kept it alive long enough for the playstation and xbox to be released and actually become popular. talk about biting the hand that feeds you…..

                                                    3. This is actually strange, because Nintendo themselves made a projection of 10 million consoles sales (in their latest financial briefing) between Wii U and Wii, from the Wii U release through the end of the fiscal year (March 31, 2013). Wii will sell marginally, and Wii U will be responsible for the majority of those sales. Nintendo has high expectations for Wii U that don’t seem to be reflected by its initial biggest supporter, Ubisoft. If Wii U were to sell 5 million in the first 6 months, that would mean Wii would also have to sell 5 million to meet Nintendo’s own sales projections. We’ll have to wait to see if Wii U can command that level of desirability.

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