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Nintendo's Third party problem: Reasons and Solutions

Why do incredible 3rd party games such as Zack and Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure only sell 1% as much as games like Mario Party 8? Is it just the user base? Or is the situation a bit deeper than that? DPAD breaks down for you the reasons for, and solutions to Nintendo's 3rd party problem.

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lonestarmt3398d ago

my theory on this is that prob 85% people who own a wii are not hardcore gamers. I mean my mom and grandma wants one. If they get one guess what? they will only buy mario and wii sports type games. Its just the demographic they are selling and have a up hill battle

wiizy3398d ago

your fanboyish theory really doesnt make sense in the first place.. people will buy good games... and wii has alot coming...and its up to third partys to advertise their games..nintendo can only do so much... as for that hardcore nonsense.. you dont even know the definition of hardcore.. so the wii has plenty of hardcore games and more coming.. so stop your fanboyish cries just cause your system of choice is not the popular choice.

TruthbeTold3398d ago

I love Nintendo as much as anyone, so don't take this personally, but do you really think you have any business calling someone else a fanboy? You aren't as bad as some of the Sony or Microsoft fans around here since you usually keep your comments to defense rather than attacks. But you do defend Nintendo with a zealotry second to no one. I don't agree that 85% of Wii owners are "non-hardcore" either, but it's not some kind of threat, or the end of the world that this guy does. :P

wiizy3398d ago

last i check casual market and gamers has a place to .....cause its call entertainment.... thats the purpose of a game.. so different people have different taste.

ISay3398d ago

thats a great point one i can stand behind but the problem lies in that if causual gamers are only buying on game a year and its a first party game your going to lose 3 party suport, cause thers no mony in it and less you forget thats what happen to the gamecube, nintendo has to bring back the GOLD seal of approvel and include 3rd party into there internal marking

TruthbeTold3398d ago

The seal of quality needs to make a comeback asap.

lonestarmt3398d ago

dude, freaking relax. However all because something sells a lot or has a strong casual fanbase doesn't mean its good. Firefly is a great series no one watched it, yet wife swap is still on the air. Spiderman 3 has made more money than any movie all time, I guess thats the best movie ever made. So I don't give a crap on who is the most popular choice. No one is saying the third party games are not good on the wii, thing is no one is buying them. Most ps3 games out sell them, and they have less than half of people have them. Its a fact.

Don't give me hardcore BS. I'm a hardcore gamer, I just prefer a different type of games,just like I'm sure you are ( or at least you think you are) Sorry man its a fact, I'm not saying hardcore gamers don't have wii's, just the majority of people who do are like my brother, uncle, and mom who buy one or two games a year if that. Your posts are more fanboy than mine. lol

TruthbeTold3398d ago

...Wii owners so far, it is not absurd to assume that the number of "hardcore" owners is somewhere around what the PS3 install base currently is at around 8-9 million. Mom's and Dad's, Grandma's and Grandpa's aside, third party games should be doing better.

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