Capcom: "Nintendo Is For Teh Kids, Lol."
Posted by Sammy Barker
Nintendo has always been perceived to have an overly "kiddy" image but recent announcements about Mamhunt 2 and other such mature games looked set to straighten the record about Nintendos image.
Cue Capcoms senior director of strategy to get his 15 minutes of fame:
"If there is a “core player base” on Wii, within two years, it will be largely a younger player (far younger than 360 or PS3)."
He went on to state:
"We have more titles coming to Wii than what’s been announced HOWEVER, I must admit, many of them (outside of RE) are not mature titles despite the fact that’s an area Capcom is known for."
"By and large, we don’t see the Wii being home to an sizble mature playerbase outside of some of the early adopters. We see it as being very, very broad with a family focus (especially in Japan). If there is a “core player base” on Wii, within two years, it will be largely a younger player (far younger than 360 or PS3). You’ll see more announcements later this year on this front."
After the announcement of Scarface and The Godfather it's a bit worrying that Nintendo is getting shunned on the adult side of video games once again. While adult games aren't a preference of mine - it's what make a lot of people buy a video games console, and while it's true that Wii seems to be focused as a family console I'd always hoped that the Wii would provide the most varied catalogue of games we've ever seen on any other format.
Time will tell.