Wii collecting dust says Japanese publisher

Influential Japanese video game publisher says the Nintendo Wii is being tossed aside by owners due to a lack of compelling games.

Hirokazu Hamamura, president of the venerable Enterbrain, said in a recent report that less than a third of Japanese Wii owners are playing the system regularly, according to his findings. Hamamura blames the lack of a second big hit a la Wii Sports for the repercussion.

The president added, however, that Wii Fit is drawing attention in addition to new exclusives such as the recently announced Monster Hunter 3 by Capcom.

The Wii, which has dominated console sales over the last year, has oft been criticized by the gaming press and long-time gamers for what they believe to be a lack of original games and/or for Nintendo's failure to deliver on its motion-sensing promise to revolutionize gaming.

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