Dan Adelman says no to Third Party Games on the Wii U

Dan Adelman

Dan Adelman, a well known and powerful marketing facilitator has his own views for third party titles on the Wii U. In a recent interview he stated that “there’s a bit of a self-fulfilling prophesy in that publishers feel that they can’t compete with Nintendo first party, so they choose not to invest in making high quality products for the platform.” Meaning that these indie dev teams feel almost intimated in a sense.

We as consumers expect a certain level of quality in a given title, because of the hardware we are using to play this game. I consider this to be half true to a certain extent. Sure, sometimes the players expect the most expansive “HD” experience in games that we pay for, but this isn’t always the case.

Dev teams have the option to make games as they wish, but how it all comes together is up to them. Sure, not all teams start off with an abundance of money, but it’s amazing how much they can accomplish regardless. Sometimes dev teams have their reasoning, but it’s not always the best choice to invest so much money into a game, especially if that money isn’t returned or no profit is gained from it.

Later into the interview Dan states, “For Nintendo to break this cycle, I think they need to invest and absorb some of the risk for third parties who try to embrace the features of Nintendo platforms and help communicate to consumers which games are on par with Nintendo first party games in terms of quality.”

Of course, Nintendo should just take some time with their potential and already existing business partners. If both parties took the time to collaborate with each other, just imagine how good future 3DS eShop titles would look.
The whole plan regarding bringing games to the Wii U sounds a bit rough, but with enough time and dedication, indie development teams can really revolutionize the gaming industry.

What are your thoughts on the beliefs and statements by Mr. Dan Adelman? He was the former head of Nintendo of America’s digital distribution business so when it comes to the facts, he knows what he’s talking about!

 

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