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Sega says statements about abandoning Wii core were 'erroneous'

Justin McElroy

Sega and hardcore Wii games have been the will-they-won't-they couple in the games industry lately -- our Ross and Rachel, if you will. First, Sega said it would be arrogant to give up on the hardcore. Then, the company basically did just that. Now, Sega West President Mike Hayes has corrected that last position, just a bit, with IndustryGamers.

Calling previous quotes "erroneous," Hayes said that less demand for matured-themed titles on the Wii doesn't necessarily mean his company isn't going to meet the demand that is out there. "Is it going to be as big as the Teen or Mature market that exists on the Xbox 360 or PS3 platforms? Certainly not," West conceded. "Is it viable, because the cost of development on the Wii is significantly less than those other platforms? Then, potentially the answer is yes."

We just want to make two key points: 1) Hayes' statement is promising news for those of us who had our fingers crossed for another House of the Dead: Overkill (read: all thinking people); and 2) We're really sorry about the dated Friends reference, we don't watch a lot of TV. Honestly, you should probably just be happy we didn't go David and Maddie on you.

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