Speaking during a recent Q&A session with Nintendo investors, Reggie Fils-Aime defended the Wii’s falling sales after comments arose suggesting that the console may have seen its sales peak last week.
The Nintendo of America CEO said that in terms of software sales in the United States, Nintendo is currently at the "high water-mark" with greater sales than the PlayStation 2, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
"From a US perspective, we could have just as easily put [out] a chart that shows life-to-date software sales for the Wii, which are dramatically higher than a similar point in time for the PS2, as well as where we stand versus the other two home consoles, which again is dramatically higher in life-to-date sales so far," he said.
Fils-Aime continued by presenting an issue that needed to be addressed of improving the sales for third-party developers on the Wii. "Certainly, we are at a high water-mark in the absolute. If you look at the number of million-unit-sellers, it is quite impressive. I think the bigger challenge is how we enable our third party developers to have similar performance on the platform, have similar long-tail performance, have similar high absolute levels of sales."
During Nintendo’s E3 press conference last week, the company introduced the newest device in its handheld lineup, dubbed the “Nintendo 3DS”. The portable gaming system will set the bar for 3D gaming, allowing players the ability to experience three-dimensional effects without the need for any special glasses.
A massive list of upcoming titles was also presented at the gaming conference in Los Angeles.