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Post by Godwind on Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:59 pm



Over the last several months, it seems that more and more publishers have publicly reconsidered their stance on how to support the Wii. Mature games and core games in general just haven't been putting up the kind of sales numbers to justify the investments. Analysts have talked about the struggle of core games on Wii, and publishers like THQ, EA, Sega, Capcom, and Ubisoft have all discussed how weaker Wii sales of core games have affected their respective strategies. Meanwhile, Nintendo's own first-party products are dominating the software charts, leaving little room for third parties to benefit.

As publishers reallocate resources, you'd expect both Xbox 360 and PS3 to prosper. In our recent interview with Rob Dyer, SCEA Senior Vice President of Publisher Relations, we asked Sony about this very situation. Has the Wii backlash led to more PS3 support? Dyer certainly thinks so.

"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," he stated.

Dyer continued, "And 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.”

Quite frankly, we feel this is a real problem for Nintendo. Even if what Dyer is saying is viewed as more "Sony PR," that doesn't eliminate the fact that third parties are still experiencing difficulties on Wii after four full holiday seasons on the market. Nintendo should be working on its own publisher relations, and we'd love to hear from them on this subject, but so far Nintendo has been quite resistant to inquiries from IndustryGamers. It's like the company is an ostrich with its head stuck in a hole in the ground - get out there and be pro-active Nintendo!



Sneaky bastards, the Sony executives are just jealous.

Anyways source.
http://www.industrygamers.com/news/ps3-benefiting-from-wii-publisher-backlash/

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Re: PS3 benefiting from Wii Publisher Backlash

Post by lil boy blue 300 on Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:42 pm

just what P.M.K said the industry is just babying Sony. look at Bayonetta and Darksiders here's the video



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Post by SoaringDive on Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:47 pm



Yup, Nintendo sales are soooo helping Sony get games.

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Post by sikokiller on Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:54 am

everyone knows Sony has terrible PR anyway, Nintendo always gets the low blows and nintendo is that casual they just ignore them lol, it would be so awesome if nintendo talk smack back lol
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Post by SoaringDive on Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:35 am

sikokiller wrote:everyone knows Sony has terrible PR anyway, Nintendo always gets the low blows and nintendo is that casual they just ignore them lol, it would be so awesome if nintendo talk smack back lol

Media: What do you have to say about what Sony said?
Nintendo: Monster Hunter

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Post by FaytSaratome on Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:07 am

I don't believe we should even worry about them. They tried to use the Wii to make a quick buck and it failed on them.

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Post by darkwingdragon709 on Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:56 pm

lil boy blue 300 wrote:just what P.M.K said the industry is just babying Sony. look at Bayonetta and Darksiders here's the video

THANK YOU!!! this is what i've been sayin to people for months. the industry has been babyin sony since it underperformed in its launch. the industry has ALWAYS shown doublestandards when it comes to nintendo or sony, always lookin to blame nintendo for lack of sales rather than puttin the blame on rhe real problem...the 3rd party devs and thier B level quick cash game attempts that backfired, and now they're pissed. TheOne has it 100% right, why DO the industry and devs completely ignore the fact that thier games fail just as bad if not worst on the ps3 as they do on the wii? especially when you consider dev costs, and the obvious difference in quality with thier wii support bein B-A level while thier ps3 support is AA-AAA level constantly.

as for sony, the crap they say to 3rd parties is 100% BS. sony has ALWAYS used underhanded ways of gettin support since day 1...i expect them to use false truths to get exclusive games. but until devs make AAA quality games with advertisin muscle behind it on the wii that don't sale, they'll NEVER have a case to quality games can't sale on the wii...but right now, DS:E, madworld, and RE:DC does NOT make a good point. all of em are either BS spin-off unwanted games in a disliked genra, or they're a niche title outta nowhere thats not for everyone's taste(i personally thought madworld was disgusting). all three games i mention where super short and had little to no replay value, and had abyssmal advertsin. you simply can't make a point usin those games.

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Post by sikokiller on Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:59 pm

soaringdive wrote:
sikokiller wrote:everyone knows Sony has terrible PR anyway, Nintendo always gets the low blows and nintendo is that casual they just ignore them lol, it would be so awesome if nintendo talk smack back lol

Media: What do you have to say about what Sony said?
Nintendo: Monster Hunter

Sony always wanted Monster Hunter tri on there system but Nintendo put the game on a life contract as a nintendo franchise by publishing the title
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Re: PS3 benefiting from Wii Publisher Backlash

Post by Gyoza on Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:00 pm

Sony be trollin
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Post by boricua on Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:30 pm

Gyoza wrote:Sony be trollin

exactly afro
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Re: PS3 benefiting from Wii Publisher Backlash

Post by Vicsor on Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:16 am

And where ARE these hardcore big-budget third party Wii games they invested so much time and money in? Last time I checked, all good third party Wii games are either niche titles (which NEVER sell well) or games by new/small developers (which shouldn't sell well either, but surprise, surprise, they actually sell better than expected).

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