EA Boss A Little Bummed With Wii Performance

Poor EA. They bet heavy on the Wii and, of late, the Wii hasn't been doing so well, contributing at least partly to EA's recent fiscal/employee issues. Think boss John Riccitiello is happy? Well, no, he is not happy.

"To be honest with you, I think the Wii platform has been a little weaker than we had certainly anticipated," he said during yesterday's conference call. "And there is no lack of frustration to be doing that at precisely the time where we have the strongest third-party share."

"Wii is where we are missing it and so I really do think that the opportunity exists to find different ways to partner with first party in this case to sort of help establish in the minds of the consumer legitimacy of some of these other brands when they are going out multi-platform because very, very few multi-platform titles are succeeding on the Wii." Wii 'Weaker Than We Had Anticipated,' says Riccitiello [Industry Gamers]


    Sure, blame your problems on Nintendo because you don't understand the platform, or how to make a decent game for it.

    And multi-platform titles - are you kidding me? You think the Wii is in any way shape or form comparable to the PS3 and 360. Congratulations, you fail at your job.

    My 2c - re-approach your Wii development with the brilliant Wii motion plus in mind, instead of expecting people to throw cash at you for simply porting a "successful" title from another platform, and you know, see how that goes ;)

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