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Peter Moore: "EA Needs To Do Better On Wii"

Posted by Damien McFerran

Former Microsoft man comes clean about EA's poor Wii performance

EA Sports boss Peter Moore has admitted to Eurogamer that his company isn't doing as well as it could be when it comes to the Nintendo Wii.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with the UK-based website, Moore had this to say:

I think we need to continue to work on the Wii. When I look at the attach rate on the Wii of our software to where I think we should be, we're under-performing still, we need to do much better.

Wii continues to bring new people into our business, and boy are we thankful for that. And we as an industry need to continue to take advantage of that and maybe make better games for the Wii, and make sure we're delivering entertainment that that consumer wants at that time.

It's not all doom and gloom, however. Moore is excited about the impact that Wii MotionPlus will have when it's released this year:

MotionPlus gives us a great opportunity really now to take advantage of the Wii. Those two titles couldn't come at a better time for us, nor for Nintendo quite frankly.

Check out the full interview here.

[via eurogamer.net]

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User Comments (13)

Adam

#1

Adam said:

Any Burnout on Wii would compare unfavorably with the awesome Burnout Paradise.

Terra

#2

Terra said:

I would love to see Burnout on the Wii. I'm surprised Peter Moore has said that. EA has really shaped up lately with their games and i can't wait to see more, original titles from them.

Ricardo91

#3

Ricardo91 said:

@Wiiboy. YOU SHUD REALY STOP USSING CAPS LOCK AND LERN PROPR SELING AND PUNCHUASHUN ;)

No doubt EA has to get their act together with their Wii games. Their IPs so far have been horrible, and their sports titles have a lot of potential that hasn't been delivered yet. Thankfully they're going to finally drop the the All-Play series this year and start making real Sports games.

And Burnout on Wii would be freakin' awesome! :)

vherub

#4

vherub said:

the strong ea franchises have consistently underwhelmed on nintendo platforms, it's not just the wii. Motion plus could go a long way to fixing things.

Objection

#5

Objection said:

I loved Burnout 3 back in the day...y'know, 4 years ago? Anyway, nice idea and I always like to hear when companies are going to up their game.

Kid_A

#6

Kid_A said:

I thought EA's Wii support has been pretty good. Although I do agree, Burnout needs to be on the Wii. Burnout+WiiWheel=explosion of awsomeness.

Until then, I have ExciteBots which is, I must say, just unbelievably fun.

Kaeobais

#7

Kaeobais said:

God, burnout may be THE best racing series evar. Bring it to wii and don't it up. That is all.

wiiboy101

#8

wiiboy101 said:

grammar cop try posting as inteligent as i do AFTER ALL IM THE ONLY GUY WHO GOT DSis specs correct as everyone else ranted some FANTASY CRAP about two cpus becoming one and just one cpu got over clocked pretty grammar is for fags

INTELLECTUAL POSTS ARE SOMETHING FOR WELL THE INTELLECTUAL

wiiboy101

#9

wiiboy101 said:

COULD LIKE THE 5 MILLION OTHER GAMING POSTERS TRY POSTING SOMETHING INTELIGENT

WII ALL HAVE ARE LITTLE OPINIONS DONT WE WINK WINK OH SORRY THATS A BIG PER OF WINKS LOL

JTC-Pingas

#10

JTC-Pingas said:

Need for Speed Undercover on Wii was dissapointing. NOT a bad game, but dissapointing.

Pj1

#12

Pj1 said:

EA Need to announce a deal with Sega and Nintendo that they will release Road Rash and Desert Strike for VC! I'd Love to think people Support me on that?? OH and Ice hockey, those games were part of my Mega drive collection, Good memories.....Sorry.

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