When the Wii launched in 2006, the console became an instant hit with the general public; many people had difficulty trying to find that console during the 2006 holiday season. During this particular era, many publishers felt a little opportunistic and signed as many titles as they could to make some major profits. In a recent interview with MCV, SEGA of Europe boss Jurgen Post admitted that SEGA lost focus on quality during that time period.
“We were a little bit opportunistic, signing a lot of titles and doing things that were not necessarily very good. There was a time when you could sell a lot of products, for example on Wii, but that market has gone. Today if you want to survive, you need to focus on quality. We want to create games that are very good and have a long tail.” — Jurgen Post
While there certainly were some bad decisions by SEGA during that time (Golden Compass, Tournament of Legends, Astro Boy), there were some good games that came from the blue brand like Sonic Colors and MadWorld that were critically acclaimed and enjoyable.
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Source: MCV UK