A rapaziada do Kotaku (americano, caso o link de bug) faz uma análise do perfil dos últimos dez anos de lançamentos da Nintendo e concluí que a seca de jogos do Wii tem um nome: Wii 2. O que pode fazer sentido, com Kinects e Moves, ainda que Nintendo tenha sido a última a lançar console na geração atual.
Mas convém cogitar, já que eles estão sempre um passo a frente do que imaginamos, esses danadinhos.
• Publishing for the DS exceeds that of the Wii both in terms of quantity and consistency. Nintendo leveraged an enormous amount of support upon the DS —support which we expect to see extended to the 3DS in the months to come. It’s no surprise, but Nintendo has been pampering all you portable gamers, because you’ve helped make them rich.
• Since the launch of the Wii, Nintendo has been releasing 1st-party titles for the Wii and the DS in alternating waves. Whereas in the past we observed simultaneous releases across both portable and home consoles, it’s becoming the company’s habit to unveil titles for one platform at a time.
• All this has happened before. The spring of 2002 was the longest Nintendo game drought on record, and has a number of characteristics in common with the season we’re entering now.
Nintendo has launched a major piece of technology (the 3DS) and is initiating the gradual retirement of a console with a large and reliable installed base.