In an interview segment conducted by GameSpot, video game analyst Evan Wilson shared his thoughts on what Nintendo will do for their next-generation home console, along with a prediction for third party support on the Wii.
"Third parties to a certain extent have given up hope that they will be able to wrest share from Nintendo and make significantly more profit on the platform. We think it is likely that aggregate Wii development and releases from the big Western publishers will decline versus last year. For publishers, this means lower costs in the near term but also less opportunity to make money on very significant portion of the video game business. Because Nintendo would like to see sales of third-party Wii games increase, and because third parties have been disappointed when attempting to develop for the Wii, we believe it is likely that Nintendo may support more 'traditional' controls for its next console, alongside motion controls. In the next generation, we believe Nintendo's growth opportunity will be to focus on core-audience features like better visuals and a traditional controller, in an attempt to both cater to the core gamer and reinvigorate third-party software support. It will also likely extend its development of nontraditional control schemes." ~ Evan Wilson
Coupled with Nintendo's big announcement rumored to occur at their upcoming media events, could this analyst's predictions for a new Nintendo console come true?
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