It's always tough to accept when a company has given up on a console and focuses its development elsewhere. Nintendo has done it a number of times, saying farewell to the NES with Wario's Woods and moving through each of its other consoles. And now, it's the Wii's turn.
Speaking with GameSpot, Nintendo director of product marketing Bill Trinen has stated that the company is no longer making first-party games for the system. "Wii itself is really interesting because there are so many people who have that system and know what that system is that there's still a lot of opportunity for software sales on Wii," he said. "A lot of that consumer is somebody who is looking for…good games."
He continued, "So whether it's things like Nintendo Selects or a lot of the users also are still using their Wii to deliver Netflix content. I think there's also the potential for a lot of people who still haven't purchased Wii, believe it or not, who might be interested at the right price. So we'll probably be looking at it more from that standpoint."
It's been a good ride for the Wii, and it'll still get some decent third party fare. Thanks, old friend.