Reggie speaks on slumping Wii sales and more

In an interview with IGN during last weeks GDC, Reggie Fils-Aime answered a number of questions about the condition of the Wii.  He dodged the tough questions by talking of how well the Wii has already sold, reminding us that the console sold over 35 million units in North America alone. He also let us know that Skyward Sword was still on its way, saying that the game will be innovative and help keep the company relevant in comparison to Kinect and Move.

I’m not sure that I can disagree with Reggie. Although 2010 Wii sales were down from 2009, the Wii still managed to move over 9 million units in North America. 2010 also was arguably the strongest year software-wise for Wii. Between titles like Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Donkey Kong Country Returns from Nintendo, and No More Heros 2 and Monster Hunter Tri from 3rd party publishers, I would most definitely say that my Wii was turned on for the better part of last year.

Reggie ended the interview by telling us why Nintendo has yet to show us much in regards to the 2011 lineup for Wii. With Nintendo launching a brand new console in the 3DS and focusing on major titles like Pokemon Black/White, Reggie admitted that the Wii has taken somewhat of a backseat. He did state that we would see something released from Nintendo before E3, but we would have to wait until June’s show for more details on new games. My guesses would be the Pokemon title that was previously hinted at and hopefully we will finally see Pikmin for Wii.

What are your thoughts Infendo nation? Do you agree with Reggie? What will Nintendo reveal at this year’s E3?

Eugene lives in New Mexico and has been a life long gamer since getting his hands on an NES. Always partial to Nintendo, Eugene has made it a point to keep informed on all things Mario.