Nintendo: Third-parties clear up on our platforms

Nintendo: Third-parties clear up on our platforms

By Ed Fear

June 2nd 2009 at 5:43PM

E3'09: More third party games sold on Wii and DS than any other platforms, says Japanese giant

Traditional wisdom dictates that, when it comes to Nintendo platforms, the only victor is the platform holder itself.

At this year's E3 conference, however, the Japanese giant has rallied against such wisdom, declaring that more third party games are sold for Wii than on any other platform - and the DS comes in number two.

While that may be true, is it entirely representative, or does it merely confirm that one or two publishers have one or two evergreen titles - such as Sega's Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games, or  THQ's Big Beach Sports – and the rest languish on store shelves?