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Sony: Wii Developers Seem To Be Hopping Over To PS3

by Ben Reeves on Feb 19, 2010 at 06:40 AM

If you look back at all the Wii games that have sold well recently – New Super Mario Bros., Mario Kart Wii, Wii Fit – you’ll see that most of them are Nintendo first party games. On the other hand, third party titles on the Wii – if you can even think of many – never have the same kinds of returns. According to Sony, this trend has caused many of Nintendo’s third party developers to start jumping ship.

Industrygamers.com recently conducted an interview with SCEA Senior Vice President of Publisher Relations Rob Dyer. According to Dyer, Sony believes that many Wii developers are backlashing against Nintendo’s console and ramping up development for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 games.

Dyer went on to say, "I don't even have to fight for their hearts and minds; I just show them the TRST data with regards to how many top 10 titles are third-party titles on the Wii, or how many top 10 titles are third-party titles on the DS. Not many. It's not a hard story to sell, and they get that. Unless they've got a particular franchise that's worked well on the Wii, you don't see a lot of innovative new IP coming out on that platform.”

What do you guys think? Do you care about third party games on the Wii? Does Nintendo need to do something to entice developers to work on its system? Or is this good riddance?