Satoru Iwata has told shareholders that the company is working extremely hard to get third party developers onboard with Wii U and 3DS. Both platforms will apparently “have much more software and a wider variety of software” than the Wii and the DS. Iwata also stated that Nintendo is teaming up to collaborate with a number of third party development studios, but he wouldn’t announce any specific titles.
“We think it very important to make several hits from the third-party software publishers within the first year from the release of the platform, while offering Nintendo software seamlessly. In order to achieve this goal, we have shared information about the new hardware with the software publishers earlier than we did previously and built a cooperative structure, and we are developing several titles in collaboration with these publishers. I cannot talk in detail about the names of the titles, or with which publishers we are currently collaborating, because we have not announced this information yet, but what we are aiming for with the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U is, platforms which have much more software and a wider variety of software than the former Nintendo DS or Wii. Therefore, we are thinking of creating an environment where software from other companies will become hits. Please understand that Nintendo is prepared to invest in order to make this a reality.”