Reggie says third-party publishers are 'satisfied'

reggie fils-aimeThird-party publishers are mad at the Nintendo Wii because of poor performance on the system! According to Fils-Aime, that is just not true. "Just about every publisher I’ve talked to is quite satisfied with the software sales on our system," Fils-Aime said last week in a conference call.

Let us analyze this real quick:

There were four Wii titles that topped the charts in the month of November with two of them coming from third-party publishers. Activision’s Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock sold around 426,000 units and Sega of America Inc.’s Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games moved about 328,314 in the same period.

Obviously, Nintendo’s first-party titles dominated sales with Super Mario Galaxy which moved 1.12 million units in November, and Wii Play which moived around 564,000 units in the same month.

Nintendo’s supply cannot meet the demand of the consumers, and so Nintendo issued rainchecks for customers who plan on buying a Nintendo Wii from Gamestop in the next couple of weeks.

To third party publishers, this is somewhat of a concern because the more Nintendo delays, the less potential games these publishers can sell. But really, so many hundreds of thousands of Wii’s are in America’s homes that they shouldn’t be too worried.

Just focus on using the Wii’s capabilities to the maximum and make great games, then developers might be able to sell over a million copies just like Nintendo did.

[via punchjump]


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