GoldenEye successs shows Wii's 'core' following, says Nintendo

Proof third party titles can be successful as Nintendo's own, says PR rep

Nintendo says that healthy sales of Eurocom's GoldenEye 007 on Wii prove there's still a market for core games on the console.

The Wii has earned itself a reputation for being a console mainly for casual players, due mainly to the influx of lighthearted, simplistic and casual focused games made for the console, both from Nintendo and third party publishers.

But, Nintendo UK rep Rob Saunders told MCV: "The sales of GoldenEye show that these titles can and do perform well on Wii," adding, "The idea that Wii owners are only after smaller mini-game compilations or first-party titles isn't true."

Wii is also criticised for being a harsh environment for third parties, who've over the years struggled to compete with Nintendo's own titles that routinely dominate software sales on the console.

But Saunders that's also down to the quality of the game and support from its publisher. "A good quality title, supported well by both publisher and retail, has just as much chance of performing well as any Nintendo title," he said.