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A day after launching the Wii U, Nintendo said there are no original Wii games currently in development at the company. Nintendo's director of product marketing Bill Trinen addressed the situation in an interview with GameSpot.
"Wii itself is really interesting because there are so many people who have that system and know what that system is that there's still a lot of opportunity for software sales on Wii," he said the day before the Wii U launch. "A lot of that consumer is somebody who is looking for…good games.
"So whether it's things like Nintendo Selects or a lot of the users also are still using their Wii to deliver Netflix content. I think there's also the potential for a lot of people who still haven't purchased Wii, believe it or not, who might be interested at the right price. So we'll probably be looking at it more from that standpoint."'
The original Wii launched in November 2006.
woww ..is this a SURPRISE? no.. its called forced upgrading
I think this is a good thing. It means that all focus will but aimed at products designed with the Wii U in mind and not have to worry about Wii compatibility.
When we said "more third party support". We meant all third party support.
This is good. I want them to focus their resources on making full use of the gamepad.
Why don't they knock out some HD versions of Wii classics for the WiiU? seems like easy money to me. I would at the very least get Galaxy 2 again and would definitely get an HD rebuild of Xenoblade. Would love to see DK Country Returns, Metroid Prime 3 and Twilight Princess in HD too.
just change the name of the new console so parents wont be like "but you already have a wii y do u need anpther one?"
From a business standpoint, it makes sense to stop developing for the Wii. WiiU exclusive games give people an incentive to buy the console. Also, the Wii U has the same (more) capabilities than the Wii because it has better hardware and uses the same controllers.
From a consumer's standpoint, I feel like I'm being shafted. I squeezed a few years out of my PS2 after the release of the PS3. Sony was releasing first-party games on PS2 up until 2011 (MLB 11: The Show,) and there were loads of 3rd-parties still developing in the years following the release of the PS3. By this logic, the Wii, a system which sold almost as many units as the PS2 in half the time, should receive continued development for just as long, if not longer.
To be honest, I don't care either way. I'm not really playing my Wii anymore, as most 3rd party games are very poor and 1st party games just barely trickle out of the Nintendo faucet.
Makes perfect sense to me. I bet that some tired old sports game will still be churning out versions onto the Wii version.
Way to abandon the massive install base, nintendo.
I think it's a waist to develope first party titles for a previous console. Third party companies can port to it but when a new system is out it's time to focus on that. I'd be pissed if I found out another Mario game was coming to the Wii.
They really don't need to develop anymore Wii games. I know the Wii will still be used for a while, but it doesn't have the lasting power like the PS2.
Seems a bit soon to be abandoning your previous console. Remember how long the PS2 lasted?
Well i was surprised they still were making good games after they had really announced the wii u