Wii a Bust for 3rd Party Publishers?

While Nintendo is poised to make some bucks this fall with Wii, third-party publishers may be left out in the cold. Next-gen writes: “They “were caught off guard” by the buzz around the Wii, James Lin, a longtime industry analyst and a consultant with Simba Group, told TheStreet.com. “They weren’t expecting anything.” One hedge fund manager told the site, “No one’s going to make money on the software except Ubisoft [which will publish Red Steel for Wii]. Everyone got caught flat-footed.”