It appears that Nintendo and its third party developers are still on track to deliver an unprecedented number of launch titles for the company’s forthcoming Wii console.
With 27 titles already confirmed to be launching with the machine, it appears that Nintendo has finally got its act together in approaching and coaxing both large and small developers to launch already established, or new IPs on the console. Thankfully it appears this situation didn’t prove to be as bigger problem as previously thought, mainly due to the machines highly successful showing at this years E3 event in Los Angele’s.
Previous launches for Nintendo consoles have generally attracted a reasonable lack of third party support, with Nintendo itself providing the majority of the launch titles, in house. The Wii though is set to become an exception to this rule, with 23 of the expected 35 launch titles coming from external third party publishers and developers, with development houses such as Ubisoft and Sega amongst others, providing numerous titles to keep prospective Wii owners happy.
In the past Nintendo have been extremely reliant on the adjective ‘quality and quantity’ and as a rule, have always chosen the former. Though this has generally provided the company with less launch titles than their competitors, it has helped provide gamers with trend setting titles which occasionally shake up the genre they’re representing so hard, that other developers find it extremely difficult to better them. Let’s just hope that Nintendo with its fresh new outlook can still find a fine balance between ‘quality and quantity’.