It’s no secret that Nintendo have been having a rough time of it, with the Wii U doing particularly poorly and failing to build the big install base it needs. This sluggish console launch could be coming back to haunt Nintendo yet again, as Wiitalia, a delightfully named Italian Wii website, has posted rumour that Watch Dogs for Wii U has been cancelled by Ubisoft.
This rumour came through one of their readers who was contacted by his regular GameStop store and informed that his Watch Dogs Wii U order was being cancelled. The GameStop employee went on to say that this was because Ubisoft were cancelling the game for Wii U, something which further GameStop Italia stores corroborated to both the tipster and Wiitalia.
Additionally, the online store for GameStop Italia has no entry for the Wii U version of the game, which would back up this rumour. However, the rest of GameStop’s regional stores seem to be unaffected and you can currently pre-order Watch Dogs on Wii U in the UK, Germany, Spain, Ireland and the US, just as before.
Whether GameStop Italia merely jumped the gun or if they simply got their wires crossed, this could be big news for Nintendo. Losing Watch Dogs would point to a wider loss of support from Ubisoft for the Wii U, when they have been one of the more dedicated publishers to back the console, and this would simply heap further pressure on Nintendo.