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Nintendo Criticise Developers

Posted by Sammy Barker

Nintendo of America executive has hit out at all companies producing quick cash-in products for the console, insisting poor quality titles look bad on the format.

"Certainly there's a strong line-up of third party titles, and we're trying to encourage them to make them," Harrison stated. "But, we're also trying to encourage third parties to take the time and effort to make something unique, not just to sort of throw something out on Wii because the Wii's the fast-selling system."

"I think the ones that have spent the most time in the box are the ones that are going to be the most successful this holiday," Harrison added as a final rallying call to developers.

With shortages of the best-selling console likely this Christmas, Harrison assured that Ninty were doing all they could to satiate demand: "We're at a rate now worldwide of about 1.8 million Wiis produced every month, and that's going to sustain itself until we get on top of this. We're trying to make decisions on almost a weekly basis about which market to ship the product to, because in Japan it's a big success, and same in Europe."

We think it's about time that Nintendo spoke out against the host of lazy ports that are hitting the system but we also think that the sheer number of games heading to the Wii are serious compliments to the success of Nintendo's console.

[via computerandvideogames.com]

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User Comments (5)

Nanaki

#1

Nanaki said:

Haha, poor Rampage- its been made the villain of the article.

From the sounds of things though, its not as bad a Ninjabread Man.

Unfortunately Nintendo will probably have to live with this. They are the market leader now, and it means they will have a flurry of low-quality titles invade their system. Plus, the Wii is the easiest console (of this generation) to develop games for.

Thank heavens for sites like us; Willing to take on one bad game at a time ;)

get2sammybAdmin

#2

get2sammyb said:

I'm so sick of going on Nintendo forums and just hearing people moaning. I mean this week I've had to contend with "Nintendo fans" comparing Galaxy with Crysis and making out it's a bad game.

An ongoing one is the argument that the "Wii sucks" because it gets loads of ports? Now I don't care what anyone says a bad port is better than the game not being released at all. It's a testament to Nintendo and the success of their console.

Like Nanaki said it's sites like this that help people decide what to buy and not what to buy. I don't understand why people are making the Wii out to be a bad console simply because developers are bringing ports to it.

Nanaki

#3

Nanaki said:

To be honest, I don't mind ports. After all; if I don't like them, I won't play them- A marvelously simple concept that one.

I never would criticise a console, that has so many good games, on the fact there are ports and low quality titles. The PSX and PS2 both had some atrocious titles- that didn't stop them being the best machines of their generation (I'm basing that on sales, no opinion). Your right about a port being better than no game at all Sammy.

Heck, I classify Zelda as a port- That demonstrates the point perfectly.

motang

#4

motang said:

Well I for one am glad that someone said something, but not all games are bad. Like for instance The Godfater is very enjoyable. of course I see Nintendo's point and I do support them on it. Hopefully we will get games that are par with the quality of Galaxy for the majority of the time...hey a man can dream can't he. ;-)

luigiman2

#5

luigiman2 said:

I like the idea of Super Smash Bros. Brawl because caractors from all different games like Mario, Soinic, Zelda and more are joing together to defeat Bowser & Gandondorf. Good Job...Nintendo!

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