Wii has started to receive massive support from third-party publishers over the last month. Gaming Target has accounted for a significant jump in announced exclusive titles for the platform.
In the same timespan in which five and three more exclusive titles have been announced for Xbox360 and PS3 respectively, 37 new exclusives have been announced for Wii. This is what it looks like:
Xbox360: 96 (+5 from last count: 47 released, 49 announced)
PS3: 47 (+3 from last count: 8 released, 39 announced)
Wii: 113 (+37 from last count: 23 released, 90 announced)
I previously looked at the figures in May and June. The site seems to be highly reliable, although they do count a few titles that will never make it to retail, I believe. Please read the commentary to the former entry for details.
Of course, it is important to see things in perspective. Quantity does not rule over quality. But, nevertheless, this development shows an interesting trend in publishers allocating their resources towards Nintendo, as Gaming Target puts very well.
The Wii has proven to be the new king of the exclusive. Now, it would be dishonest to somehow imply that Wii exclusives like Ultimate Duck Hunting, Furu Furu Park, Hannah Montana: Spotlight World Tour and Action Girlz Racing match up with some of the games that dot the Xbox 360 and PS3 lists.
It’s also wrong not to acknowledge that many non-exclusive third-party games that are coming to both the 360 and the PS3 will never make it to the Wii in any form, so the Wii loses out. But it’s not hard to connect the dots and see that publishers have flipped their perceptions of the three consoles and their console identities are beginning to take shape.
Source: Gaming Target