Nintendo Wii: Sony Says There’s A Lack Of Innovation On Wii

SCEA Senior Vice President of Publisher Relations, Rob Dyer, has attacked third party developers on the Nintendo Wii stating that there’s a “lack of innovative new IP coming out on that platform.

“What publishers have said is they’re not going to spend the resources on Wii… In my job, we compete against Microsoft and Nintendo, and we’re competing for resources. So when I walk into a publisher, I ask, ‘Where are you guys pushing your resources?’ In the past, it was ‘Look how hot the Wii is,’ or ‘Look how hot the DS is,’ and ‘We should put resources there.’ They did that and realized, ‘You know what, third-party product just doesn’t sell on that platform.’ So now they’re taking those resources, coming back to us and saying, ‘Sony we’re going to be able to provide you with that exclusive content,’ or ‘We’re going to put more engineers on it and figure out to maximize the Blu-ray and get more out of PS3.’ That’s what we’re seeing now.”

“I don’t even have to fight for their hearts and minds; I just show them the TRST data with regards to how many top 10 titles are third-party titles on the Wii, or how many top 10 titles are third-party titles on the DS. Not many. It’s not a hard story to sell, and they get that. Unless they’ve got a particular franchise that’s worked well on the Wii, you don’t see a lot of innovative new IP coming out on that platform.”

– Rob Dyer, Sony



  1. That’s right don’t mention the “fail” of a psp. This reeks of jeaolousy, getting spanked.. He’s only standing cause his butt hurts!!

  2. “Lack of innovation” says the guy who works for the company that ripped of the motion controller scheme, it does look like fun though and I might get it if it doesn’t suck.

  3. Lmao. Typical response from a company in “third place” this generation.
    Look @ NPD sales each month, Sony barely gets 1 or 2 games in top 10.
    Xbox has the hardcore gamers, Wii has the casual gamers, what does Sony have!?
    Oh yeah Blu-Ray….

  4. Most 3rd Party titles on Wii are boring, shallow, gimmicky crap. It is no wonder that they do not sell well when put up against Mario and co.

    Laziness on the part of the developers is the reason the Wii has a lack of good 3rd Party titles.
    If Nintendo can do it, so can they.

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