Nintendo News | Nintendo Learns from GC Problems

By John Boyle 29.05.2006 9

Speaking in the latest issue of Nintendo Power, Reggie Fils Aime decided to get all introspective and looked at the lacklustre GC launch and how Wii can improve on it.

(The launch line-up wasn't) "diverse and strong enough from a first and third-party perspective."

To top it all off he went onto say that the next wave of games was far too slow in arriving, however Nintendo were changing.

"We have been sharing information and development tools with publishers since very early on in the process. We have communicated to them why it makes sense to develop for the platform, and why it makes business sense to bring their best current franchises and brand-new concepts to the platform, those have been our key tools and tactics to make sure that publishers are on board with our strategy."

So will we be getting a broader range of games early on for the Wii? More third party titles?

"From Metroid Prime 3, Mario Galaxy, and Ubisoft's Red Steel, the core gamers will be thrilled. With Tennis and WarioWare, we have titles that will reach the masses, and, based on the sheer range of titles we've shown, we're confident that the entire first year of Wii's launch will be strong. So, I believe we are well on our way to addressing the key lessons coming out of the GameCube launch,"

All sounding promising once more for Nintendo. Roll on the launch!

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Now just give us a date!! >_>

Still a proud member of the 'omfg amazing water in games' society

I have to wait and see if they REALLY have learned. I'm a bit skeptical, with the Ds launch line-up and all, you know.
Glad at least they're admitting their faults and try to do best. Hope they'll really do it.

Aiming for a worldwide launch as stated by Kaplan. The Japs have a date that I cannot remember now, it won't be far off then if not the same day. Could well be released in Australia first giving the world time.


aslong as it is before christmas im as happy as larry.

We'll see how much they have learned when they keep up this level of work, and if they remember to ADVERTISE.

Advertising has forever been the bane of Nintendo, especially here in the UK it seems, the public seem to think that Nintendo are circling the drain, this is blatantly not the case, so why not use some advertising to really get this console in the public eye and under everyone's Xmas tree this year?

I swear the Nintendo Wii is going to have the best launch ever!

As far as I'm concerned Metroid Prime 3 + Zelda already = Best launch ever

Still a proud member of the 'omfg amazing water in games' society

As long as Zelda is 100% confirmed for launch, that's good enough for me.

Supermeng said:
As long as Zelda is 100% confirmed for launch, thats good enough for me.

Me too! I think it virtually has been said again and again that it'll be a Wii launch title, and a GC exit title - and I hope Nintendo keep to their word!

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