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Two Excuses For A Lack Of Wii Games

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Well, there is The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. That is a Wii game, a big one. Oh, and there's a Kirby game coming. But after that, it's...a void. There is a reason for this, says Nintendo.

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According to Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime, one reason for the skimpy Wii line-up is that the company had to prepare for the launch of Pokémon: Black and White and the Nintendo 3DS.

Never mind that Pokémon: Black and White isn't developed by Nintendo Co., Ltd. It's developed by Tokyo-based second-party developer Game Freak.

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The other excuse is that Nintendo was readying the 3DS launch, which is much more comprehensible, even if it does end up sounding like Nintendo is totally unable to walk and chew gum at the same time. "Candidly, we've pushed out some Wii launches so we can focus on our handheld business," says Fils-Aime. "Because for us, we're already juggling two big balls; you know, to add a third would be a little bit challenging or a fourth or a fifth."

Still, Fils-Aime does say that Nintendo will be bringing out content before E3, and then at E3, the company will be sharing "more news". Wii owners can hope that means more Wii games.

How about this: the reason why Nintendo is slowing down the number of titles for the Wii is because the company might be unveiling a new console at this year's E3 gaming expo in Los Angeles? That makes way more sense.

Nintendo: Wii's Future is Strong [IGN via 1Up] [Pic: Getty]

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lightstriker
LightStriker

The reason because there's no wii game is simple... Some of the best wii game released received almost no sells. Most are even completly unknown to most gamers.

My prime example is Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands on Wii, which the critic all claimed was better than the 360/PS3 version. Yet it showed almost no sell at all. (under 150k)

For a games that was build from scatch for that console, it's obvious the one who made it lost a lot of money on it, while getting almost on par with the next gen version. Why would they lose money again on the Wii? Let's stay casual, it actually pay off.