Namco Bandai: Nintendo Market Has "Collapsed"

Is the bottom about to fall out of Nintendo's software market? Namco Bandai certainly thinks so, saying the market for games on both the Wii and DS has "collapsed".

"It's a tough market," Namco Bandai's Olivier Comte told MCV. "We had a lot of product, and the average quality of a game on DS and Wii is very, very bad. So in the mind of the consumer today, to buy a DS or Wii game is to buy a game that isn't very good."

"One of the reasons the DS collapsed is piracy, it is very clear, but also it is a fantastic machine and very easy to develop for. It was possible for three kids in a garage to make a game for it.

"DS is the most successful platform ever, but all my kids' friends at school have a DS with an R4. They have 100 games for no money. So yes, the market has collapsed for the DS and Wii."

Lucky there's a 3DS to make games for, then!

Wii and DS market has ‘collapsed' [MCV]