Nippon Ichi considers Wii support
CEO admits to inadequate support for Nintendo platforms
Nippon Ichi recently expanded its reach onto the DS with Disgaea and Jigsaw World. And now, based off comments from CEO Koichi Kitazumi, the publisher may be entering the Nintendo console camp in the future as well.
Speaking with The Kabushiki Shimbun today, Kitazumi said, "We'll be looking into signing on with the Wii in the future."
Kitazumi admitted that his firm hasn't supported Nintendo platforms enough. "By signing on, we hoped to attract new audiences," he said of overall Nintendo support.
Earlier in the interview, Kitazumi was questioned about falling profits for the previous fiscal term along with reports of less-than-expected performance for Disgaea 3 on the PS3. Kitazumi admitted that the PS3's adoption rate was lower than expected. "However," he added, "[Disgaea 3] was in the upper ranks of the PS3 titles released until March 2008, and it's doing well."
While Kitazumi admitted that the company's plans call for it to not rely on Sony game hardware, his comments suggest that the PS3 and PSP will still be seeing Nippon Ichi support. He noted that the PSP has began to spread, and, overseas, the PS3 has entered into a phase of adoption.
For the future, post fiscal 2010, Kitazumi said his company will pursue new brands and attempt to attract female players.