Beautiful Katamari Skips PS3 – Goes over to the Wii Darkside

Beautiful Katamari

Rumors are circulating in the gaming industry that Namco Bandai’s Beautiful Katamari, will no longer be coming to the PS3. Now if you recall, earlier this year the game was supposedly coming to the Nintendo console in the first place, but the idea was axed because the developer was worried about Wii sales and was unsure about the new console as a whole. So, up until recently, Namco Bandai was working on versions for only the Xbox 360 and the PS3.

We were told that the reason for shunning Sony, was mainly due to port issues with the PS3 compounded with slow sales of the console. This has forced Namco Bandai to re-port Beautiful Katamari for the Wii after all, and this sudden change of heart is partly due to the fantastic sales figures reported for the Nintendo console. Now, until we get confirmation from Namco Bandai, please consider this a rumor. Granted, it would be nice to have this game for the Wii, but it may end up just being an Xbox 360 exclusive instead (the game’s original creator has been critical of Nintendo’s platform).

Any Wii owner and fan of the series can tell you that this would be a perfect fit for the Wii and a great addition to Nintendo’s library.

We will give you more information as details become available.

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2 Comments on Beautiful Katamari Skips PS3 – Goes over to the Wii Darkside


On June 30, 2007 at 4:41 pm

I hope it’s true. I think the Wii controller would work great with this game.


On July 1, 2007 at 9:04 am

@Andrew: How? The original used two axis controlled sticks, plus shoulder buttons. Doable on the 360, but the Wii, you would need the nunchuck too. Which would hardly be a ‘nice’ fit.

I think people are getting a bit ahead of themselves here. Wait and see what it comes out on – Im sure there will be announcements at E3 in a week or so.