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EA releases titles to capitalize on Wii success

Games based on PS2 releases with varying degrees of Wii-centric features.

When the Nintendo Gamecube settled into third place during the previous console generation, many publishers shifted their efforts to the vastly more popular - and profitable - PlayStation 2 and Xbox. But the surprise success of the Wii, which just crossed the five million sales mark (faster than any other console in video game history), has publishers scrambling to get their games back on Nintendo's mass-market machine.

Unfortunately, this has led to a lot of catalog mining. Previous-gen PS2 and Xbox games like Ubisoft's "Blazing Angels" and "Prince of Persia" were gussied up with Wii Remote controls and then shoved out the door to capitalize on the system's momentum.

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VORODOR 23669d ago

THIS IS WHERE THE WII LOSES MOMENTUM, YOU HAVE EA TO THANK FOR THIS IT'S GONNA GIVE THE WII A BAD NAME.

eclipsegryph3669d ago (Edited 3669d ago )

Christ, you give evolution a bad name. Ease off the Caps Lock, mate, and research punctuation.

eclipsegryph3669d ago

Unfortunately the aim of improving controls and graphics over PS2 games that port to the Wii will probably be more miss than hit, seeing as how it looks like the only games claiming such an improvement have been The Godfather, Tiger Woods 2007, and Madden 2007.

Hopefully developers will wisen up sooner than later and see that movement controlls with the Wii remote do not add to the game, but simply replace. If they want a port to do well, then there needs to be more added.