Wii collecting dust says Japanese publisher
- — 17 October, 2007 09:34
Influential Japanese video game publisher says the Nintendo Wii is being tossed aside by owners due to a lack of compelling games.
Hirokazu Hamamura, president of the venerable Enterbrain, said in a recent report that less than a third of Japanese Wii owners are playing the system regularly, according to his findings. Hamamura blames the lack of a second big hit a la Wii Sports for the repercussion.
The president added, however, that Wii Fit is drawing attention in addition to new exclusives such as the recently announced Monster Hunter 3 by Capcom.
The Wii, which has dominated console sales over the last year, has oft been criticized by the gaming press and long-time gamers for what they believe to be a lack of original games and/or for Nintendo's failure to deliver on its motion-sensing promise to revolutionize gaming.