Over a Third of Wii Games Go Unreviewed
Posted by James Newton
That's a lot of party and sports games
We do our best here at Nintendo Life to cover every game that's lovingly pressed onto disc for Wii consoles, but even with our team of review robots working around the clock for less than a drop of oil, there aren't enough hours in the day. It seems it's not just us straining under the weight of Wii reviews, though - according to industry analyst Jesse Divnich, 37% of Wii games released in the first six months of 2009 began their lives without the joyful experience of being reviewed.
Speaking to Edge Online, Mr Divnich says the number of unreviewed games was up 12% on the same period last year, presumably meaning there was even more post-Christmas shovelware released in 2009 than 2008, as every unreviewed game was targeted at the casual market.
Of that games that do get reviewed, however, Jesse claims that the average review score for Wii games actually went by 6%, now hitting a meteoric 66%. Now, we may not have our own on-call industry analyst here at Nintendo Life HQ, but if the number of rubbish games going unreviewed has increased, surely it stands to reason the average review score would receive a boost of a few points. Sign us up to your analytical agency, Mr Divnich!