When the Wii U was the topic of discussion at this year’s D.I.C.E. Summit, which took place last week, Western video game companies only talked about their canceled projects for the new console, according to Sidhe Interactive co-founder Mario Wynands. Wynands said that developers and publishers from the U.S., U.K., France, Germany and Australia did not talk about their new Wii U projects. Weynands also said he thinks that the Wii U is in ‘serious trouble.’
At DICE, nobody has been talking about the new Wii U projects they have started, only the Wii U projects that have just been cancelled. Platform is in serious trouble. Publishers and developers from the US, UK, France, Germany, and Australia mainly. Pubs and devs never recoiled from PS3 like they seem to be with Wii U (though this is anecdotal). There was always the confidence that the numbers would get there over time with PS3. I’m not sensing that with Wii U. I had a data point yesterday at lunch with a high budget Wii U game that was hoping to sell “millions” over time. It only managed “tens of thousands”. It is one of the top rated games for the platform.
-Sidhe Interactive co-founder Mario Wynands