Mature Wii Gamers, Sega just can't quit you.
In an interview with IndustryGamers, Sega West President Mike Hayes comments on previous quotes from Sega executives, saying that any quotes that said Sega was dropping mature game development on Wii were "erroneous".
Hayes commented on the mature game market on the Wii, saying "Is it going to be as big as the Teen or Mature market that exists on the Xbox 360 or PS3 platforms? Certainly not. Is it viable, because the cost of development on the Wii is significantly less than those other platforms? Then, potentially the answer is yes."
This comes after various statements from Sega executives regarding the potential for future mature-rated games on Wii. Early this year, Sega Studio Director Constatine Hantzopoulos stated that Sega would be unlikely to develop new mature-rated titles for Wii after the market failure of games like Dead Space Extraction.
Those comments came several months after Hayes said that it would be arrogant to pull out of the mature-game market on Wii simply because their own games wouldn't sell.
The most recent quote from Sega on this topic occurred just two weeks ago, when Hayes stated that Madworld was a mismatch on Wii.
Sega published several mature-rated games in 2009: The Conduit, Madworld, and House of the Dead: Overkill.