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RUMOR: Watch Dogs Wii U Canceled?

It seems that GameStop Italy has removed the Wii U version of Watch_Dogs for pre-orders. This rumor was brought to light by Wiitalia, a Italy-based Nintendo site. Wiitalia stated that initially, one of their readers brought to their attention that they were not able to pre-order the Wii U version of Watch_Dogs at their local GameStops.

“The rumor comes from one of our readers, and has been unofficially by Italian GameStop stores. Last week, our reader received a call by a GameStop employee, saying that his previously preordered copy of Watch Dogs for Wii U was not going to be offered; therefore, our reader was advised to move the preorder to another game. Asking for reasons, the employee told him that Ubisoft scrapped this version.”

Wiitalia goes on the account of contacting multiple GameStop stores, and claims that each time a store was contacted, they were told the same news their reader was told: the Wii U version pre-orders were canceled because Ubisoft has canceled it. The site is currently trying to reach out for an official confirmation on this, and GaminRealm will do the same.

If this turns out to be true, it’s undoubtedly because of the low install base and the fear of low sales. But don’t jump to conclusions yet people, after all, this is just a rumor. And for the record, Watch_Dogs Wii U pre-orders are still available in America, so take that for what it’s worth.

Let us know what you think down below.

UPDATE: False alarm everyone. GameStop has confirmed that the removal of the Wii U version of Watch_Dogs from their systems was a simple glitch. The game is still slated to hit the system later this year. In an ironic turn of events, the scare of this version being canceled actually boosted Watch_Dogs Wii U pre-orders by over 700% on Amazon. Quite a amusing outcome, wouldn’t you say?

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27 Responses so far.

  1. Shokio YT says:

    Don’t forget that it’s highly unlikely that this is true seeing as how the Wii U version along with the rest were essentially complete late last year. I doubt Ubisoft would cancel a version of a game this is essentially complete.

    • ???? says:

      Ubisoft’s stupid enough to delay finished games, so canceling them shouldn’t be too out of the realm of possibility for them.

  2. I think it is wrongly interpreted, all other editions outside the special edition are cancelled for WiiU (Vigilante, Dedsec, Uplay exclusive). Look it up yourselves on the uplay store, you can’t pre order these versions for WiiU anymore.

  3. laubasebanto says:

    Click bate rumor with no source

  4. Big Bobby says:

    In December, I was told that it had been cancelled for the Wii U. Even if a game is complete, it can still be cancelled, more so if it’s a multi format game. Realistically, looking at Wii U console sales, Watch Dogs is going to flop. All of Ubisoft’s Wii U games have flopped. Bayonetta 2 is still on the cards, but it probably won’t be released until console sales rise.

    • wings23 says:

      rayman legends did not flop on the wii u and has performed better than the ps360+vita versions…also bayonetta 2 is developed by platinum games not ubisoft,the more you know 🙂

  5. nxtgen720 says:

    its highly unlikely yet this fly by night rag reported on it….WOW!

  6. Krazy Ken says:

    wtf….TALK MORE ABOUT NINTENDO FUSION TERMINAL. WAS THE LEAKER GENO FROM DP?

  7. I hope they don’t, cuz I’ve ordered it for Wii U and I don’t have any of the other consoles!

  8. RedFlameFox says:

    So what ? This game is going to be in so many platforms that i don’t think someone will miss the WiiU version… I mean, if your only console is the Wiiu, just take the PC version.

  9. Told you so bro says:

    Next up to be cancelled for Wii U: Project CARS. Just watch.

  10. ipvgaming says:

    It has been confirmed that it is not being cancelled.

    See: Kotaku

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