It seems that Nintendo learned well the lesson from Playstation 2 and GameCube.
So, at the launch of Revolution, more then 20 titles will be available for the console. And from these 20 titles, two thirds will be third-party games. And this comes directly from George Harrison, Senior VP Nintendo of America.
“You’ve got to deliver software, not just at launch, but you’ve got to deliver software in the first six to nine months after launch,” he explained. “In GameCube, we didn’t have that; we had kind of a drought for six months after it launched. By that time your reputation starts to solidify and it’s hard to reverse that after awhile.”
While Nintendo has traditionally been the most important supplier of software for its own consoles, the company’s emphasis on the speed and low cost of development for the Revolution seems to have paid off to some extent.
Furthermore, he stated that new ways of marketing are necessary and that trailers only are not enough. So, they considered showing gamers actually using the different functionality of the controller.
This means that when Revolution will hit the shelves, more then 20 games will be available for it. Now that’s something, not just buying the console and waiting for Nintendo to produce another game for your console.
Good job Nintendo, and thanks that you finally managed to see the light.