An Ubisoft rep has responded to criticism that its Wii lineup contains nothing for "normal" gamers by essentially saying that nobody cares about their best games, so screw it.
This makes me angry, not so much because of "omg casual games are killing us," but because Ubisoft is being very blinkered. I still think appealing so strongly to the casual market will bite some people in the end, because casual gamers don't buy a lot of software. Sure, they go crazy for fads like Brain Training, but that doesn't mean Dr. Ubisoft's Brainy Adventure is going to sell just as well. Most people bought the Wii because it had Wii Sports in the box, and most likely won't need that many new games. If I recall correctly, the Xbox 360 sells a very high amount of software, because traditional gamers buy many games.
Saying that the casual market only "now" exists thanks to the Wii and DS is ludicrous. Casual gamers have been around since gaming first started, and they play more than "me-too" attempts at mass-marketed crap. Also, I didn't realize only so-called "casual" games sold these days. I'll pass the memo to Rockstar.
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