Wii and DS market has ‘collapsed’

Ben Parfitt
Wii and DS market has ‘collapsed’

The flood of bad games – and the damaging effects of piracy – have ruined the software market on Wii and DS according to Namco Bandai’s VP of sales, marketing and publishing Olivier Comte.

“It’s a tough market,” he told MCV in an exclusive interview. “We had a lot of product, and the average quality of a game on DS and Wii is very, very bad. So in the mind of the consumer today, to buy a DS or Wii game is to buy a game that isn’t very good.

“One of the reasons the DS collapsed is piracy, it is very clear, but also it is a fantastic machine and very easy to develop for. It was possible for three kids in a garage to make a game for it.

“DS is the most successful platform ever, but all my kids’ friends at school have a DS with an R4. They have 100 games for no money. So yes, the market has collapsed for the DS and Wii.”

To read MCV’s full interview with Olivier Comte, click here.

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