Reggie: Metroid Prime 2 didn't live up to expectations

Nintendo US boss Reggie Fils-Aime says we shouldn't expect Metroid on Will until the second half of 2007

We reported yesterday on the first half the interview where the US Nintendo president said he wanted more support from Take Two. You find that here.

The second half of Newsweek's interview has now gone live, where Reggie talks about Metroid among other things.

"Where is Metroid? Metroid is not going to ship by June. We've announced all of our games through the end of June. And the fact with Metroid is we want to make sure that that game is perfect. Unfortunately, Metroid Prime 2 didn't live up to our expectations, it didn't live up to Retro's expectations," he said, adding, that was from a "a sales standpoint".

"I think we were all happy with the product itself. Certainly it won quite a bit of critical acclaim, but the sell-through wasn't what we wanted it to be. We want the sell-through as well as the critical acclaim for Metroid Prime 3: Corruption to be the best in the series, and that's a lofty bar. To do that is taking a little bit more time than we had anticipated. But it's coming. And it will be great."