"Third Party Games Don't Sell"
Posted by Damien McFerran
Killer 7 and No More Heroes director voices his concerns about the current state of the Wii software market
Goichi Suda (AKA Suda 51) has claimed that third party software is failing to find an audience in Japan while Nintendo's own games steal all the limelight.
We reported not long ago that Suda's No More Heroes was a bit of a flop in Japan. In a recent interview he had this to say:
Whilst the sales weren't as high as I hoped, other titles for Wii aren't selling so well either. Only Nintendo titles are doing well. This isn't just because of the current situation in Japan, as this is happening outside Japan. Actually I was very surprised about the reality about Wii, because before I was making this game, I wasn't expecting that Wii would be a console targeted only for non-gamers. I expected more games for hardcore gamers. The reality is different to what I expected.
His comments echo other statements from within the industry. Clearly 2008 is going to be a testing time for companies that wish to develop for the Wii.