Poor EA. They bet heavy on the Wii and, of late, the Wii hasn't been doing so well, contributing at least partly to EA's recent fiscal/employee issues. Think boss John Riccitiello is happy? Well, no, he is not happy.
"To be honest with you, I think the Wii platform has been a little weaker than we had certainly anticipated" he said during yesterday's conference call. "And there is no lack of frustration to be doing that at precisely the time where we have the strongest third-party share".
"Wii is where we are missing it and so I really do think that the opportunity exists to find different ways to partner with first party in this case to sort of help establish in the minds of the consumer legitimacy of some of these other brands when they are going out multiplatform because very, very few multiplatform titles are succeeding on the Wii."
Wii 'Weaker Than We Had Anticipated,' says Riccitiello [Industry Gamers]