The Wii has very few quality 3rd party titles. Nintendo could use their treasury to pad the game line up for the console, but for the most part they are content to release a few big games a year.

The DS has been printing money for a while now and the Wii is also making Nintendo some cash. Why don’t they use their treasury to, I don’t know, make games? Nintendo has shown with Retro, Rare, Silicon Knights and Camelot that they have a knack for partnering with talented developers. They should buy another second party or two, work closely with them and make something great. Develop a fully fleshed out console version of Golden Sun or make Mother 3. Pay Sega to make Skies of Arcadia 2, give Square a truck of money and ask for a real RPG in return. Something, anything.
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    Aeroflux Aug 14, 07
    I agree. The Wii has potential, but Nintendo just isn't using it.
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    Theory of Chaos Aug 14, 07
    Third party has been pretty lazy when it comes to the Wii, and it's full of ports and games with oversimplified controls. First and Second party seem to know what they're doing, but the third party developers have yet to understand what's going on. It will be some time before this gets any better, though.
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    Gogetenks Aug 14, 07
    They do have a number of second party titles that we haven't actually seen footage of (Disaster, Camelot's upcoming RPG, and a number of others). More would definitely be nice. I do want them to buy another company, although they did just buy Monolith a few months ago, with an RPG supposedly in the works (as is Disaster). Nintendo has many Wii games they said they are publishing (I can't remember the number, but it was very high), and we haven't seen much of it yet. Nintendo does tend to keep a majority of their games tightly under wraps. They do have dozens of games (if I'm not mistaken, the number was higher than 50) that they will release (that Nintendo, not third parties, will publish), but they haven't announced many. In fact, they only have a handful that we know about.
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    Gogetenks Aug 14, 07
    They do have a number of second party titles that we haven't actually seen footage of (Disaster, Camelot's upcoming RPG, and a number of others). More would definitely be nice. I do want them to buy another company, although they did just buy Monolith a few months ago, with an RPG supposedly in the works (as is Disaster). Nintendo has many Wii games they said they are publishing (I can't remember the number, but it was very high), and we haven't seen much of it yet. Nintendo does tend to keep a majority of their games tightly under wraps. They do have dozens of games (if I'm not mistaken, the number was higher than 50) that they will release (that Nintendo, not third parties, will publish), but they haven't announced many. In fact, they only have a handful that we know about. They should, however, work with third parties more.

    EDIT: Here we go. They have 45 Wii titles.

    EDIT2: Whoops. Double-reply. Is there a way to delete the first?
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    Sort Aug 14, 07
    Just edit your first post. Icon is in the top right corner of your entry. Next to the thumbs.
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    sten mk II Aug 14, 07
    They don't really have to do anything because they keep making money no matter what.

    They already have over 10 Million consoles sold, so even if they make crap games they'll still end up loaded.
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      Aeroflux Aug 15, 07
      No. Then no one will buy the Wii, and I doubt after a generation of crap games anyone would buy their next console.
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    Infinite Gravity Aug 14, 07
    quote
    They do have a number of second party titles that we haven't actually seen footage of (Disaster, Camelot's upcoming RPG, and a number of others). More would definitely be nice. I do want them to buy another company, although they did just buy Monolith a few months ago, with an RPG supposedly in the works (as is Disaster). Nintendo has many Wii games they said they are publishing (I can't remember the number, but it was very high), and we haven't seen much of it yet. Nintendo does tend to keep a majority of their games tightly under wraps. They do have dozens of games (if I'm not mistaken, the number was higher than 50) that they will release (that Nintendo, not third parties, will publish), but they haven't announced many. In fact, they only have a handful that we know about.
    True but we don't have decent second party titles out this year.
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    Revenger of Wastelan Aug 15, 07
    Well if the is the top-selling next-gen console, cant they also give it better titles, it would make the sellings go up.
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    Storm Aug 15, 07
    I'm sure they'll pick up the pace with games and such. But until then, we have Metroid Prime 3, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, WiiFit, Mario Kart and more heading our way, so I can't complain.
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      Benk_92 Aug 15, 07
      I'm peeing my pants for Guitar Hero 3 as well.
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    JJBDude Aug 15, 07
    This article makes much sense to me. They have some good games coming out but not enough in my opinion to rival with Xbox 360 and PS3, which they must want to do. Get a few more developers under their wings and create a few more games would be a good idea.
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    nflsmc Aug 15, 07
    "I doubt after a generation of crap games anyone would buy their next console."

    Look at how many people bought the Wii after the Gamecube.
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      ali3n Aug 15, 07
      Actually most of the people bought the Wii because it went in a completely new direction to the Gamecube. So saying that doesn't really work.
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      BANDITO ATTACK Aug 15, 07
      Hahahah.. my thoughts exactly. =P
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    Rinkydink Aug 15, 07
    With Corruption, Brawl, Galaxy, Mario kart and a few others coming to the Wii in the near future I am more than satisfied with the Wii's line-up. Tut, people these days can't be satisfied at all.
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    Supernouva Aug 15, 07
    No lie, there's not a lot of games for Wii that can really grab your attention.
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    Mr Sponget Aug 15, 07
    This article is more about Wii's terrible games not the lack of good ones. How many good games the Wii has is up to you whether you're a fanboy or own all three systems. It's saying how Publishers are using the Wii as some kind of toilet for games like Boogie, Bob Ross game, Highschool Musical, etc. You can't deny that if you're a Wii fanboy but if you're a Wii hater then you can't deny that this is not killing the system.

    It is true that people can be hard to satisfy especially haters. :/
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    Final Blade Aug 15, 07
    Wow i know the Wii hasn't got alot of games but i can't really say they all suck, Zelda and mario has been selling good. Not to mention the top titles up coming soon. I just don't see this being fact. JJBdude 48 your kidding me right, i could have sworn lots of people thought thee wii would kick PS3 ass, are you saying it was a lie.
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    Miss Razz Aug 16, 07
    Call me crazy, but aren't alot of the game's on that list multi-platform (like, the games based off movies)?
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    Mr Sponget Aug 16, 07
    Yeah, a few are exclusive, a few are on the Wii but only other console that has it is a last gen console such as the PS2, and others are on the 360 or PS3.
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    Jaw Knee Aug 16, 07
    The system has hundreds of titles out already and its been out for less than a year.

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