With the Wii U launch less than a week away, many game publishers have strong opinions about Nintendo's newest platform. In an upcoming interview with GamesIndustry International, CEO Yves Guillemot offers his. While Ubisoft is one of the biggest third-party supporter of Wii U at launch, the company's CEO Yves Guillemot acknowledges that Nintendo may have to lower the price of the console.
"I always prefer lower pricing, so I can't say I'm happy," Guillemot told GamesIndustry International in an interview to be published tomorrow. "I'm never happy when the machines are expensive. What we have to do there is remember that compared to an iPad, it's cheap. With what it brings [to the gaming table] it's cheap. But I hope they'll be able to drop their price in time."
Of course, Nintendo probably won't drop its price for quite a long time – especially if the new system manages to outperform expectations. We'll have to wait and see what happens on that front and what tact Nintendo will take if the Wii U fails to perform to its satisfaction in the weeks following its launch leading into the heavy holiday shopping season…
The full interview with Guillemot will be published sometime today.