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Nintendo Boss Says They’re Not Good At Core Games

Nintendo Boss Says They’re Not Good At Core Games

Self deprecation was the order of the day when Nintendo America boss Reggie Fils-Aime admitted that Nintendo are “not good” at creating core games and had to rely on third parties for producing mature titles.

Speaking at the GDC he said to Industry Gamers:

“The fact of the matter is we know we create great content for younger consumers, we know we’ve got great content for more casual players, and we want fantastic content for that more active player who loves Metroid or Zelda but maybe also wants something like a BioShock 2 to play as well.

And we also recognize that we don’t create that type of content ourselves. We’re not good at it and it’s not a key focus area. We want that content on our platform, so we have to court third-party developers and encourage them to make [those games].”

He also went on to address the issue about third parties increasingly electing not to develop games for the Wii in favour of other systems:

“Developers love to create technically advanced games, and very visually stunning games, but the fact of the matter is not all of that content is selling exceptionally well either.

Look at the most recent NPD results. I’m not sure how much was invested into a game like Dante’s Inferno, or how much is invested into a game like BioShock 2, but if that sales level is the best that they will do in a particular month, and it’ll fall off rapidly from there, then those games aren’t going to pay off their investment.”

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