During a conference call with investors earlier this week, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot stated that expectations for the upcoming Wii-FPS Red Steel 2 have been halved. Though the game was initially expected to sell approximately one million units, these expectations are now lowered to 500.000 units.
In recent weeks, major third party publishers such as Sega and Capcom have stated they will shift focus away from the Wii’s ‘core’ segment, as games aimed at these demographics have consistently failed to achieve mainstream success despite positive critical reviews. Ubisoft has not made a statement as to whether or not it intends to continue developing games for the ‘core’ segment of the Nintendo Wii userbase.
Red Steel 2 will release in March 2010 and will be bundled with the Wii Motion Plus extender for the Wii Remote. Red Steel 2 has been specifically designed to make use of the increased accuracy of the Wii Motion Plus.