Nintendo Wii: 2009 Games Have Slowed Wii Sales Says Nintendo


Nintendo’s decidedly lacklustre release schedule for 2009 has ultimately damaged Wii hardware sales according to Nintendo themselves.

“What I can say is our launch calendar is very different from 2008 versus 2009, as you know. Last year we had three powerful titles, with Super Smash Bros. Brawl in March, Mario Kart in April and Wii Fit in May. I mean, those are blockbuster titles.”

“So we had a strong title launch in the first half of 2008, and we have a strong title launch in the second half of 2009. Wii Sports Resort really kicks off the back half of our launch calendar. Like you saw at E3, we have New Super Mario Bros. Wii launching this year and we have Wii Fit Plus launching this year. So with Wii Sports Resort, New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Wii Fit Plus in the back half, that shows that we’ve just got a different launch of what we hope will be blockbuster titles.”

– Denise Kaigler, Nintendo



  1. Hmm.. yeah.. I haven’t bought a Wii game for ages! : o Just waiting for Zelda Wii and thats it

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