Wii U launch has been disappointing, says Activision


Activision’s CEO has stated his concerns over the Wii U launch and its installed base, following the publisher’s record set of financial results last night.

Speaking on the subject of Skylanders’ peformance on the console, Activision CEO Bobby Kotick said: “We were somewhat disappointed with the launch of the Wii U, and I think it’s a challenging environment this year. And one of the things we are concerned about is what the installed base of hardware will be like for 6- to 11-year-olds. But we have a lot of confidence in the [Skylanders] franchise for the long-term. I think we’re delivering another great product this year.”

He added that he remained enthusiastic on the future of the Skylanders franchise overall, as it helped Activision to post record financial results for the past quarter and calendar year. Activision also noted that, rather unsurprisingly, a new Call of Duty game is due for 2013 and that development continues on its project with Bungie, Destiny. You can read more about Destiny and Bungie here in our exclusive studio profile.