Nintendo Criticise Developers

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]