Resident Evil producer says mature games on Wii need X-Factor

Thursday, 9th July 2009 19:28 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles producer Masachika Kawatadult has told Videogamer that Wii games need an ‘X-Factor’ to sell.

No, not that kind pervies. Nor the show either, for that matter.

While he contends that mature titles for Wii need this “factor”, he does not exactly divulge what it constitutes and also admits that it’s a hard console to “deal with”.

“People get this perception that on Nintendo Wii all there is are cutesy games,” said Kawata . “However, when you actually try to develop a game on Wii it costs you money, it’s time consuming and it’s not the easiest console to deal with.

“There are good games that didn’t sell, obviously. You need an X-Factor. However, vice versa people won’t buy it if it’s not a good game.

“I don’t think that Resident Evil was the only exception selling on Wii. There are other hardcore titles, such as Call of Duty, which were quite successful on Wii as well.”

More through here.



  1. Gundam

    Pretty pointless statement. I’m pretty sure all developers know by now that to commit to making a ‘mature’ Wii title that it will need this ‘X-factor’ for it to sell well and also be recieved well by the critics. If only certain key devs would lavish the money and attention on it then they could carve out a market for these games on the Wii. Resident Evil spin offs just dont cut the mustard im afraid.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. reask

    I mean what is it with the Wii?
    So many sales and so many bad games.
    I mean surely third parties should be lining up to develop for it.
    I have to ask the question which is does anyone take it serious?

    #2 6 years ago

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