The Wii consoles might be sailing off of store shelves, but the software is barely there. The updated "confirmed software list" from Gamestop/EB games has only twenty games that are currently scheduled for release in 2007.
Nintendo has always had trouble getting third party support, but I really thought the inovation of the Wii would attract third party developers. I'm really hoping the Wii can get some support.
I mean the way they're selling is like fish bait to developers. My other post has Godzilla coming to the Wii. Check out IGN's list> http://wii.ign.com/index/re...
I was just surprised that there was only 20 at the moment. I guess even developers didn't see the Wii selling as well as it did.
the Wii is too much of a gimick, but if it sell at it's current rate then I can only imagine developers lining more products up. I would expect EA to have 20 titles alone coming out for the Wii. I wonder what genre of games would sell well on the systems.
It's time for the Wii to prove its worth. As feared, it's shaping up to be a gimmicky party console with basically Nintendo-only support. And the Wiimote, while cool, isn't flexible enough to meet the demands of multiplatform games. See also: Zelda for Gamecube getting equal or better reviews compared to the Wii version. Even Nintendo can't do much to convince people that Wii can compete. And yes, I own a Wii. And since I'm not a 3d Zelda fan (give me Link to the Past, please) all I'm playing is Wii Sports, maybe some WarioWare, a bit of Rayman... and until Super Smash Bros releases, that's about all I'll be playing. Insert yawn. It'd be nice to see Wii pull through, but there are well-founded doubts at this point.
The point is the Wii was not expected to be a hit - and so this year there won't have been that many developers working on it. But I expect there to be lots more working on it this year, meaning games in 2008 and 2009 will be abundent.
From a business standpoint, if the Wii keeps racking up impressive sales numbers, it will be very hard for developers to ignore that untapped market.
Wii is a cute system. lol... the best way i can describe it... 20 games... hmmmm... could be that people will run out of ideas on how to use the wii-mote... i'm still gonna get the wii for my girlfriend though....
EA has 15 titles in development. And I already know more than five other titles. Sheck and moi.
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