With the countdown to Smash Bros. reaching its end, Nintendo continues to receive assurance, from other members of the gaming industry, that this new addition to the ongoing franchise will turn the fate of the Wii U around. Sales for the Wii U have not been up to par as compared to other eighth generation consoles, but the legacy of Smash Bros. may just fuel the desire for the gaming platform and help it reach the sales it needs to succeed in the market. Ubisoft, one of Nintendo’s loyal third party developers, is one of many companies who wield this opinion.
In a recent interview conducted by GamesIndustry, Ubisoft’s Alain Corre said the following:
“But we also believe that Super Smash Bros. will be a trigger to increase the momentum of the Wii U at Christmas. As a gamer, I was playing [Super Smash Bros.] over ten years ago, and it has some of the best moments that Nintendo has shared. I think that franchise could be magical [for the Wii U]. Nintendo has some of the best franchises in the world and it knows how to make great games. It proved that with Mario Kart, and it will prove that again with Super Smash.” — Alain Corre
This will not be the first time that Nintendo’s own franchise saves their sales. With Christmas approaching, it’s possible that the youngsters will beg their parents for a taste of the
Smash Bros. victory with a side of Wii U, and the straying 90s kids will dig into their wallets for a hint of nostalgia. Like Corre said, Nintendo does know how to make a great game suitable for all ages, and with Smash Bros. being so fun and popular, it may just further expose the Wii U’s gaming potential. Now all we have to do is wait for the results.
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Smash Bros. will save the Wii U? Leave your opinions in the comments below.