Wie Gamesindustry berichtet, hat sich EA-Präsident John Riccitello im Gespräch mit Investoren enttäuscht von den Verkäufen auf Nintendos Wii gezeigt.
"To be honest with you, I think the Wii platform has been a little weaker than we had certainly anticipated. And there is no lack of frustration to be doing that at precisely the time where we have the strongest third-party share", so der CEO. "Frankly, I think they need more beats in the year than they get out of a first-party slate - to be able to have the Wii software platform perform as well as they would like. We are building the products that I think the most highly rated on the platform and at this point in time, generating the most revenue of any third-party platform."
Deshalb fordert Riccitello eine bessere Zusammenarbeit zwischen Nintendo und Drittherstellern.
"I think driving revenues up on that platform from where we already are, which is up substantially from where we were a year ago, we are reaching out to Nintendo to find ways to partner to push third-party software harder", glaubt der EA-Chef. "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 multiplatform because very, very few multiplatform titles are succeeding on the Wii."