Mike Capps labels Wii a "virus"

Epic Games exec complains about the console and attempts to explain its success

Mike Capps, president of Epic Games, has described the Wii as a "virus" in an interview with IGN, and given his explanation for Nintendo's success with the console.

During the interview, he admitted to buying one of Nintendo's consoles but said he rarely played with it, and complained that the few games he liked would be better on other consoles.

"I think it's kind of like a weird virus because I have not yet found a reason to play with my Wii," he said, reflecting on his decision to buy the console.

"It's a virus where you buy it and you play it with your friends," he theorised. "So you stop playing it after two months, but they buy it and they stop playing it after two months but they've showed it to someone else who then go out and buy it and so on."

His comments come after the latest set of data from the NPD Group shows that Nintendo sold more than 720,000 Wii consoles in March, its highest monthly sales total ever outside of the holiday months of November and December.

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