Game publishers bursting for Wii

12 Sep 2007

Having exceeded all sales expectations in the UK, Nintendo’s Wii console has developed a strong worldwide following which has had a knock-on effect on the games industry.

This has benefited veteran game publisher Capcom the most dramatically as their shares have risen in value to the tune of 14 percent so far this week.

Capcom, whose previous successes include the Street Fighter series, enjoyed a five-year high on the Tokyo Stock Exchange this week.

Support for the Wii has been strong in Japan and Capcom’s latest opus, Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition, is expected to exceed internal projections of 620,000 units sold worldwide.

Capcom seems to be set to continue their winning streak for the all-important Christmas market.

It’s set to publish franchise reliable Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles as well as Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros’ Treasure and Harvey Birdman in America later this year.

The company has also announced the Camelot-developed sports game We Love Golf and Devil Kings 2 for Wii.

By Joe Griffin