Reggie: Nintendo Aiming To Increase Wii U Third Party Support By Boosting The Install Base
Posted by Andy Green
Nintendo isn't ruling out future E3 press conferences
Nintendo's E3 Nintendo Direct presentation was filled with great first party titles, however, there wasn't very much in the way of third party content.
In an interview with Game Trailers, Reggie Fils-Aime said Nintendo aims to generate more third party support by increasing the Wii U user base. The company will achieve this by producing great first party content, meaning third party publishers will have more opportunity to sell their games to Wii U gamers.
From our perspective as a first party publisher, as a console manufacturer our job is to drive the install base to reach out to a broad range of different consumers and to create an environment for third party publishers to jump in and that's what we're looking to do.
A number of third parties are bringing content and then they want to see us drive the install base which is what were doing with all of these great franchises we've announced.
Reggie believes the Wii U's "ace in the hole" is the fact all of Nintendo's franchises are playable on it and cannot be found anywhere else.
He also revealed Nintendo has not ruled out the possibility of an E3 press conference in the future, saying this year's event was "all about the games". The company felt it could communicate better with the consumer using the Nintendo Direct method rather than a large press conference on this occasion.
What are your thoughts on Reggie's comments? Will first party games lead to more third party publishers coming on board? Let us know in the comment section below.