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Activision Blizzard has been "somewhat disappointed" by the Wii U launch, CEO Bobby Kotick has said, stating that sales of the hardware have been "slower than expected".

"As you know, we were somewhat disappointed with the launch of the Wii U, and I think it's a challenging environment this year," Kotick said during Activision's Q4 2012 results last night (transcribed by Seeking Alpha).

Wii U has found it difficult to maintain sales momentum following its global release late last year.

Nintendo cut its expectations for the console during its most recent earnings results, revising its projections to 4 million units sold prior to March 31, 2013 - almost 2m fewer than the Wii sold within a similar time period.

In addition to working out a strategy for Wii U, one of the challenges Activision expects to face this year, Kotick suggests, will be the "installed base of hardware", particularly when it comes to finding a demographic for Skylanders on next-generation consoles.

"One of the things we are concerned about is what the installed base of hardware will be like for 6- to 11-year-olds," Kotick continued. "But we have a lot of confidence in [Skylanders] for the long-term. I think we're delivering another great product this year."

Sony is expected to announce its next-generation PlayStation later this month.

Source: Seeking Alpha

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ghuk's Avatar


Is it just me or does Kotick look like an American version of Tony Blair?
Posted 10:13 on 09 February 2013
BC_Animus's Avatar


When did this trend started? Random people from the industry saying random negative things about other companies? Or is it more of a trend of random sites posting and making a big deal out of random quotes? Blah I don't know, I just don't see the need for it.

It needs to be more like "professional wrestling" - if you're gonna talk crap about somebody, then you should be prepared to get a chair in the face, follow by a bunch of dudes beating the crap out of each other, and then by muscley women ripping each other's clothes off on TV...
Posted 06:56 on 09 February 2013


Well, they released Black Ops 2 and Skylanders Giants on Wii U, isn't that supporting it?
Posted 23:54 on 08 February 2013
Woffls's Avatar


Support the *****ing platform then.
Posted 19:02 on 08 February 2013

Game Stats

Release Date: 13/11/2012
Developer: Treyarch
Publisher: Activision
Genre: First Person Shooter
Rating: PEGI 18+
Site Rank: 911 5
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