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‘Watch Dogs’ Wii U, PS4 and Xbox One release date gap explained

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The release date gap between “Watch Dogs” on the Wii U when compared to the PS4, Xbox One and other platforms has been explained by Ubisoft. According to a report from Unigamesity on Feb. 13, a spokesperson from the company disclosed that the decision to delay the game on Nintendo’s high-definition console was a “difficult” one.

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However, the company needed to focus their resources on “where they could have the broadest possible benefit.” You can find some “Watch Dogs” screens in the slideshow to the left of this article and the comments from the spokesperson of Ubisoft below:

We made the difficult decision to further delay the release of Watch Dogs on Wii U. [Ubisoft needs] to focus the team’s resources where they could have the broadest possible benefit for both our customers and Ubisoft.

The Wii U version of “Watch Dogs” was rumored to be cancelled as several retailers recently removed its pre-order pages. However, Ubisoft has confirmed that the video game has only been postponed on Nintendo’s platform.

The PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One iterations are still on track to launch somewhere in between April and the end of June. The publisher did not specific how long the delay will be for “Watch Dogs” on the Wii U.

Nintendo released the high-definition console in 2012. Despite strong initial sales, the Wii U is not selling nearly as well as anticipated. One of the biggest reasons for the poor install base is the lack of third-party support such as the aforementioned delay of “Watch Dogs.”

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