Sega's Simon Jeffery says Wii could be hardcore

Simon JefferySince its introduction, there has been much argument over the Wii’s position in the videogame industry: Is it just for kids? Is it a family machine? Is it for all gamers?

Ask Sega of America’s president Simon Jeffery, and you will hear that the under-utilized console is good for more than just "crap" shovelware, but is a great platform for the "hardcore" gamer, if publishers would only make use of it. In an interview with VentureBeat, he said:

"The Wii is a very cost effective platform to experiment with. There is a lot of crap coming out for the Wii in general. But if it’s not a good game, it doesn’t sell. That flood of crap will die down as publishers become more coherent. The Wii is a great opportunity for hitting hardcore gamers. No one is doing that. With “Mad World” from Platinum Games, we are trying to show that millions of Wii games want to move on to mature games. They don’t have to have an Xbox 360 to do that."

I agree wholeheartedly with Mr. Jeffery. The Wii is as good a platform as any to deliver real games. It may not have the technical prowess of the other current-gen consoles, but neither did last gen’s consoles, and there were plenty of AAA titles for those machines. Add the genuinely unique and interesting control schemes made possible only by the Wii hardware, and the console becomes a "hardcore" gamer’s dream.

[via VentureBeat]


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