image “We didn’t release strong software continually [for the Wii] and let the good mood cool down,” said Satoru Iwata, President of Nintendo, in an earnings press conference.

 

In Japan, Nintendo started the year with New Play Control: Mario Power Tennis and other New Play Control titles. This strategy allowed Nintendo to release roughly one first party game a month. Unfortunately, their made for Wii titles such as Takt of Magic and Another Code R weren’t blockbuster hits.

 

Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Europe only published a portion of Japan’s line up so games were spread out more overseas.

 

Take a look at Nintendo of Japan’s line up and decide if it was weak, strong or needs key franchises like Pokemon to keep the Wii growing.

 

January
New Play Control: Mario Tennis

 

February
Another Code R
New Play Control: Metroid Prime

 

March
New Play Control: Pikmin 2

 

May
Takt of Magic

 

June
New Play Control: Chibi-Robo
New Play Control: Metroid Prime 2
Wii Sports Resort

 

July
Punch-Out!!

 

September
Endless Ocean 2

 

October
Wii Fit Plus
Sin & Punishment 2

 

November
Mario & Sonic at the Vancouver Olympics

 

December
New Super Mario Bros. Wii
PokePark Wii: Pikachu’s Big Adventure

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