Riccitiello: Lack of early Wii support is behind us

By Patrick Garratt, Tuesday, 29 July 2008 07:35 GMT


Speaking to The San Jose Mercury News, EA head John Riccitiello has said that not heavily backing Wii at the start of this consoles generation was a mistake, but that the firm’s roster for the machine is now properly filling out.

“We’ve got some incredibly innovative Wii titles, incredibly innovative DS titles coming. And so I think that issue’s sort of behind us,” he said.

“Right now, you’re seeing an increased emphasis on Wii and DS titles, so we can drive a market on Wii and DS that’s similar to what we have on the Xbox 360 and PS3. If we are successful there – and we will be – over the course of this and next year, it doesn’t matter to me which platform prevails.”

The boss admitted that the firm made a strategic error by ploughing so much resource into PS3 and 360 development.

“We made the wrong call there, which made this transition harder than it would otherwise be. But now we’re catching up, and I think we’re fine.”

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