"We are developing it with the intent that every Wii player will be able to find a game that can be enjoyed," president Satoru Iwata explained during a presentation to investors. nope
Iwata further noted that "the developers are spending significant time for this title so that they can include elements that are must-haves in a party game as well as making sure that adequate volume of game play are available."
"A party title has great potential," he added, as "Nintendo has not launched a marquee party game since Mario Party 8 [on Wii in 2007] ...Wii is usually being played by several people at once and the global sales of Mario Party have reached 7.6 million units."
As for when the mini-game compilation will arrive, Iwata said that Wii Party is expected to release within Nintendo's current fiscal year, which ends on March 31, 2011.