How important are first-party games to Wii?

Yahoo! News has an interesting, albeit slightly obvious, piece analyzing the importantance of first-party franchises to Wii's success. From the article: "Nintendo doesn't want a repeat of the GameCube performance, a scenario in which it couldn't really get a 'cool factor' going against the PlayStation and Xbox... and the Wii will go only so far with Mario. Nevertheless, Mario -- along with Link and the Zelda franchise -- are important assets for Nintendo, and they both will serve the company well."

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Sexius Maximus5411d ago

Nintendos first party titles are the only reason to get a Wii...A very good reason, but the only reason nonetheless.