Nintendo president Satoru Iwata admits that, compared to other consoles, Wii does not have many quality third-party games. Iwata believes that, although there are some quality third-party games on Wii, “Nintendo uses the hardware’s functions better than that developed by third parties.”
Iwata is certain that this will change with Wii U because Nintendo is providing third-party developers with constant new information regarding their upcoming platforms so they can establish a “trusting relationship with third-party developers.” Iwata reassures that Nintendo is working hard to improve third-party support for Wii U.
“We don’t think Nintendo alone is able to develop every type of software to satisfy all consumers. Therefore, we have been working to improve the development environment to let as many creators design games that take advantage of the features of a certain hardware as possible. One is to establish a trusting relationship with third-party developers and provide them with information on a new platform so that they can start creating games simultaneously with those in Nintendo. As we have been able to build such a relationship with more third parties than before, it was less frequently said for the Nintendo 3DS that the Nintendo games available at the launch of the new platform were more sophisticated than those of third parties. We are working to further improve the situation for the Wii U.”