Japanese Developers Nervous About The Wii

Andy Chalk

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Japanese Developers Nervous About The Wii


The Nikkei Business Daily is reporting that some Japanese game developers are concerned about the long-term future of the Nintendo Wii [http://www.wii.com]as a viable development platform.

According to a report by Nintendo [http://wii.ign.com/articles/826/826558p1.html]has reaped the rewards of the Wii's success at the expense of third-party publishers.

The greatest worry for Nintendo, however, is the belief expressed by some developers that the Wii is a fad with no long-term potential. According to the report, one development company president said, "The Wii is like the "Billy's Boot Camp [http://www.asseenontv.com/prod-pages/billys_bootcamp.html]" weight-loss program on DVD. People bought it out of curiosity, and it's likely a lot of them haven't used it."

The concern comes amid indications that sales of Nintendo's chart-topping console may be slowing. The most recent figures show monthly sales of 168,000 Wii units, still significantly higher than Sony's PlayStation 3 [http://www.playstation.com]but the lowest mark since the system's December 2006 release.


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Bongo Bill

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It will just be a fad if the software for it does not do anything new. We've got our minigame collections and our self-improvement regimen kommandants. This is a good thing! But it needs to be more than that, in many ways. Nintendo has the attention of the non-traditional market, but if they don't do anything with that attention to prove that games are worthwhile, consumers will get distracted and move on.
 

GrandBoy

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Another reason why c(r)apcom shudnt have changed format to the Wii for Montser Hunter 3.God im so annoyed about that.