Nintendo: Core games can make it on Wii

Nintendo is using the recent commercial and critical success of GoldenEye 007 as evidence that serious titles directed at traditional, hardcore gamers can find a home on the Wii. Viewed by many as a platform for casual games and shovelware, Nintendo head of communications Rob Saunders recently stated, “The idea that Wii owners are only after smaller mini-game compilations or first-party titles isn’t true.”

Saunders went on to say that, with solid publisher and retailer support, any great game can become a hit on the Wii.

Such claims will be put to the test in the coming month – a core title will be released in each of the coming weeks, with Call of Duty: Black Ops, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, Epic Mickey, and Donkey Kong Country Returns all seeing pre-Christmas release dates.