Illustration for article titled The Solution to the Wii Us Third-Party Drought? More Nintendo Games.

The Wii U isn't doing all that well when it comes to third-party support. Many games skipped the console early this year, the latest Rayman got delayed, and the new Call of Duty isn't guaranteed to be on there, either. Now, Nintendo says they need to strengthen their own Wii U lineup to turn this situation around.


"Our focus is, first of all, to regain the momentum of the Wii U towards the end of this year," Nintendo Global President Satoru Iwata told IGN. "Then, we'll try to establish successful third-party Wii U software titles. I believe in the importance of third-party support for Nintendo platforms. I’m very willing to change the current situation."


Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime agreed, noting that a strong first-party lineup is a significant factor in getting third-party developers aboard. "As we have behind-the-scenes conversations about what’s further in development and what’s coming down, the decisions around the next lineup of development and where they’re going to put their development dollars are starting to shift."

With games like Pikmin 3, Zelda: Wind Waker HD and Super Mario 3D World coming out this year, I'd say Nintendo's pretty much on the right track.

Nintendo: Third Party Support a (Secondary) Priority [IGN]

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