“I think [the casual mindset has made it tough on hardcore gamers], especially from the Western publishers during the first year or so of the Wii’s life. However, going forward I think that the Wii is going to be a very good place for hardcore gamers to be. If you think about Condemned for instance, in hindsight Condemned would be a great game to play with the Wii remote. [The game] is all about melee combat and brute force, and using the [motion controls] to [attack] would be awesome. Ironically, it could have translated very well. Condemned was built from the ground up as a very high-end audio-visual experience, though, so that’s why it’s appearing on the PS3 and 360 systems. But I do think going forward there is very much a place for the hardcore gamers on the Wii and there’s a big opportunity for publishers to take advantage of that because we’ve seen the success of Resident Evil on Nintendo platforms, and I believe that will continue. But I do also believe that a lot of Western publishers are only looking at the Wii for casual and family gaming, and I think that’s a mistake – I think there’s a lot more opportunity there on the Wii. The Wii isn’t just about Wii Tennis and Mario & Sonic; it’s about so much more.” – Sega of America President Simon Jeffery