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over a year after its release, the Nintendo Wii is still in huge
demand -- and difficult to find on store shelves. But some commentators are now vociferously claiming that the selection of Wii game titles contains a large number of
underwhelming, if not downright lackluster titles, especially those from
This change is allegedly tied to Nintendo being more permissive about the publishers and titles it concept and manufacturing approves, especially compared to rivals Microsoft and Sony. In fact, some third-party titles that look to have been rejected by SCEA for American PlayStation 2 release are now turning up on the Wii.
asked Jesse Divnich of The simExchange, Michael Pachter of Wedbush
Morgan Securities and Ed Barton of Screen Digest:
you concerned about the long-term prospects of the Wii, if Nintendo
manages to meet consumer demand for it this year?
Nintendo bring back the "Nintendo Seal of Quality" (or an alternative game approval method) to
enforce more stringent standards for third-party Wii games?
there any upcoming Wii titles for this year that you believe will
help the system -- besides the Nintendo franchise titles (e.g. Super
Smash Bros. Brawl)?