Nintendo of America President and CEO Reggie Fils-Aime on Fri. debunked reports that third-party publishers are discontent with the performance of their titles on the Wii home video game system.
Would you expect him to say anything else? How about we get some interviews with the 3rd parties themselves and ask them point blank how they feel about their software sales on the Wii.
Well besides Capcom and Ubisoft they only have themselves to blame
Games like Nights and No More Heroes have bombed, so I can see some sources of discontent. But if the developer of Cruisin USA complains about sales, they need to be slapped.
NiGHTS has only just been released. No, it isn't selling well, but likely because it's pretty much the same old game, and people aren't interested. The original NiGHTS was a breath of fresh air. This one, while a good game, is just a sequel with the Wii-mote.
As for No More Heroes... I don't blame Japan at all for rejecting a hardcore game that's been watered down to the point of no blood. Here in America, it will probably do decent. Had the same game been released in Japan, the same would probably be true.
3rd party developers have to stop shooting themselves in the foot.
I would think that because 3rd-parties don't have to sell as many copies of Wii games in order to turn a profit, their games don't have to sell as much on the Wii in order for them to be content.
They seem pretty content releasing garbage and making a quick buck on the console.
you want to make money?
release on 360/ps3.
well ok not so much ps3, but its getting there.
The PS3 currently has an attach rate of 4, the Wii 3.44. Extrapolate that to consoles sold and Wii games are outselling PS3 games by slightly over 2-to-1. That also includes first party sales, but at least according to VGChartz the Wii still has more million+ 3rd party sellers as well.
Wii is gay? Who would have known??
Sorry, I still think the Wii is retarted.
the wii should have the most and best exclusives next year....but the quality do need to go up
That pompus ass is full of crap,if 3rd party developers want to make money they're better off supporting the 360 and PS3.
Of course he's going to spew lies like this, it's GameCube64 all over again
I took a look at the top 10 best selling third party games for both the Wii and PS3. While both systems should ideally be doing better, the Wii games outsold their PS3 competition by over 22% and they're cheaper to develop.
Developers will make a profit on all three systems. Pretending otherwise is just sticking your head in the sand.
Yeah, like i'm really gonna believe anything Reggie Lies-To-me...er...Fils-aime says! His main job is to try to make any situation look better than it is!
If i'm correct, he is the one who made that comment before the Wii launched, and then changed his words.
We(Nintendo) are not competing with Sony and Microsoft, we are taking our own route away from what they are doing!
After great sales:
We are beating our competition, Sony and Microsoft!
What happened to they aren't competing with anyone???
Really? That's the best you can come up with? If that bothers you that much I suggest you never read anything from the management or PR department of any company. Ever.
yea if you hate Reggie you must really despise Phil
focussed, Nintendo should expand. Capcom, Ubisoft, LucasArts and Sega aren't enough to generate a massive library of games. And Nintendo produces higher quality than EA and Activision. Even Ubisoft's mediocre Splinter Cell and Prince of Persia ports didn't do much for the Wii library.
Nintendo should expand to stealth, FPS and action platformers! Give that house another name if need be. It doesn't look like anyone else will be putting in the effort in those genres.
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