Study Says Only 4.6 Percent Of Developers Making Wii U Games And 2 Percent Nintendo 3DS

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The organisers at the Game Developers Conference have revealed the results of their first annual “State of the Industry” study. The study shows that just 4.6 percent of developers are currently developing a Wii U game, while 6.4 percent of respondents said their next game would be on Wii U. Microsoft had the largest amount of developers with 13.2 percent of surveyed developers currently making games for the Xbox 360 and 14 percent planning their next game on Xbox 360. Sony was just behind Microsoft with 13 percent releasing their current game on PlayStation 3 and 12.4 percent developing their next game for the console. Just 2 percent said they were developing for Nintendo 3DS and 2.8 percent said they would bring their next game to the handheld.


125 thoughts on “Study Says Only 4.6 Percent Of Developers Making Wii U Games And 2 Percent Nintendo 3DS”

    1. oh poor Ninty poor, that is cuz’ it sucks since N64 era awful console and the gamecube what a piece of sh/t without games and only games for babies, the wii ohh fuck¡n console for girls, babies and people without a fuck¡n’ idea about what the true games is.

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          1. Sure.ya.l look at the 3ds. Most thought it would fail but look at it now! Taking over in Japan and starting to in na. The Wii u still has hope. If what you call a real game is what i think it is, then ur missing out. Black ops is not a real game because it Is not one of a kind. No other game can capture the charm of Mario, the amazing world of Zelda, the adventure of metroid, and overall, the connectivity of people through their games and systems. Plus, nintendo does not even need third party games add long as they have Mario and Zelda.

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      1. these kind of people must be retarted or have too much time, or both?
        I dont have time nor interest to go on hating xbox sites, even though I dont really care for it.

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      1. Yep I think this is quite a good number as it’s a new console with a very limited install base, whereas the other consoles have set up a stable install base of over 70 million each.

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    1. What Nintendo needs is to give up while they still can. The Wii U is going to flop down on its face. Nintendo is going to go 3rd party pretty soon here.

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      1. seriously dude, go play some games if you have some & stop gaining attenion, your worst that girls try to get attention & i like it when they do that but you…. I’d rather watch creepy pasta

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  1. Studies also show, that games on a Nintendo platform are more likely to be more original, diverse and fun then on the Microny (Microsoft and sony) systems

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  2. Developers I believe are intentionally trying to kill nintendo because they are too lazy to developers games with more than one set of control schemes. its not about specs. the higher the specs the higher the cost of development.

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    1. No. It’s because Nintendo is going downhill and they know it. Get you facts right. If they wanted to develop for Nintendo, they would need a private building you fuck face. Not many indies can afford that. Oh, and if they really did not want to support the gamepad, Gaytendo made a “Pro” controller that you have to buy SEPERATLY! You are an idiot.

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  3. Misleading statistic. If this INCLUDES iOS software “developers”, of which there are THOUSANDS, then it immediately dilutes the percentage for console companies. I am pretty sure the survey was worded so that the final outcome could be used as a justification for developers trying to smear console developers.

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    1. You are also a Fuck Face. iPhone is better than Wii U and the developers are smart enough to do that because iOS has a bigger user base. Idiot.

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  4. Need more info. There are a ton of developers that work on free, ad-driven apps. If they are including all developers, then this number means nothing to me.

    I’d like to know the percent of CONSOLE developers, or something more relevant.

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    1. They said 2,500 developers of those 4.6 are making wiiu games i said those are good numbers not better than the others but good never the less.

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  5. This article is somewhat misleading. If you go to gamasutra they specifically state that Indie developers were surveyed. Nintendo makes it quite difficult for any Joe Schmo to develop for it’s platform.

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    1. That is true. One of my instructors at school has his own gaming company and he confirmed that it takes a lot of money to develop for the major consoles, but is especially difficult for Nintendo because they have such a intense quality-check system.

      If you develop a game using the Unity game engine for example, you have to pay Unity 30,000 to do the editing an quality-control check for you to decrease that chances of Nintendo rejecting your game.

      Recently Nintendo has lifted some restrictions on develop requirements.

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      1. Yeah, I heard Nintendo’s become a lot more indie friendly, so maybe that was for past games that appeared on Wiiware or something…

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  6. Biggest loads of Misleading Bullshit i’ve read , no offense to anyone who got this info…

    3DS seems to be doing just fine with only 2% of the worlds developers ? 3DS has loads of games from a wide variety of developers which proves that this is nonesense.

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    1. Right? If the 3DS’ current success is the result of 2% of developers, well, ok then.

      I suppose that number would be right if they are counting anyone with any kind of developing history, in which case, I wouldn’t want the percent to gi much over 5%, else then we start seeing a flood of shitty games to sift through!

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  7. This is great for the Wii U, because it’s 11%

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    This is great for the Wii U, because it’s 11%

    This is great for the Wii U, because it’s 11%

    This is great for the Wii U, because it’s 11%

    This is great for the Wii U, because it’s 11%

    This is great for the Wii U, because it’s 11%

    This is great for the Wii U, because it’s 11%

    :-))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

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  8. I don’t get why app games are even compared to console games. They are cheap shitty browser facebook games that rarely make good console ports. I test app games for a living and believe me when I tell you they are cheap shitty browser facebook games.

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  9. I don’t give a shit.
    We know that there are atleast 10 big games heading to the Wii U this year and many more.
    I donlt count iShits or whatever as real game platforms

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  10. This ladies and gentlemen is the reason you should all be happy that we also have eastern developers. In the west everything is treated like ‘pop’ music. Mass produced nonsense with a catchy beat i.e ” here is my number, call me maybe.” now you see the light lol.

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  11. No surprise. I mean, who wants to make games for a console that’s not only underpowered, but also has a small userbase? I wouldn’t, and no other smart person would either.

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    1. lol ;D

      The Vitanic has been out for like more than 1 year, and Wii U sales have soon reached its numbers after barely 4 months lololol.

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            1. Downplaying obvious success for the sake of convenience now.
              Good job./sarcasm
              Try sticking to facts. It doesn’t matter WHO bought them, you biased fuck-wad. It’s selling because gamers want it, and it’s as far from “bombing” as the Earth is from Mars.

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              1. A bunch of fanboy cuntfucks like you bought one, and it’s bombing, it’s a fact and the weekly charts continue to prove it in every fucking region. :)

                I look forward to watching it dreamcast itself out of the real upcoming next-gen, with real games.

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                1. Try learning what a cunt is before you even talk about one, virgin faggot.
                  It’s not bombing in the slightest; you’re just a whiny little hater who’s sad that his precious little vita can’t out-do the 3DS.
                  The only thing that will “dreamcast itself out” this coming gen is Vita-fapping retards like you.
                  You and your little faggot pals were already proven wrong about the Wii U not getting any of the new big-name third-party titles and now you’re coming back in force to try and damage control at any opportunity.
                  Suck on it, bitch. You’re losing the war that you and your little faggot pals started.
                  Your tears are delicious, so please, cry moar. Link us to irrelevant articles to “prove” your inconsequential hater opinion while you stroke your E-peen to streaming porn on your Vitanic.
                  We’ll continue laughing as Nintendo keeps surviving despite all of your sad little predictions.:P

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                2. Denialfaggotry is so strong in this little Nintendo apologist bitch.

                  Tell me why the Shitbox 360 continues to sell like 5 times the Wii U every goddamn month, or why this system is actually tanking harder than the Vita in EU and recently plunged to quad digit figures faster than that “ill fated handheld”.

                  And yet ANOTHER ALT to ice this cake! Eric Sellers confirmed for basement dwelling foreveralone virgin with zero social life or friends who will only find solace and comfort in his shitty Company’s shitty products to appeal to baby gamers like him. It’s okay, someday the Wii U will be relevant among gamers…for like a week and then start tanking yet again, lmao.

                  Chances are he also has the voice of that of a prepubescent little teen. Call me up on Skype when you actually want to hurl some meaningful insults, wuss.

                  I bet he won’t be able to articulate. :)

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    2. “Sony’s PlayStation Vita handheld showed a slight uptrend in support, but from extremely low percentages. While less than 2% of respondents made their last game for the console, 4.2% are making their current game for Vita, and just over 5% plan to release their next game there. And North American developers are unconvinced of the Nintendo 3DS’s potential. 2% are currently making a 3DS game, and only 2.8% of developers plan to release their next game on the 3DS.”

      Ironically looks like the Vita gets even more support than the 3DS…

      LMAO.

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        1. What better games? They don’t fucking exist if mine is still dusting to this day, along with the majority of people I know who own both and use their Vitas instead.

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          1. So because you and your buddies are too retarded to know a good game when you see one and you let your 3DS’s sit and rot, it doesn’t have any good games.
            Nice logic, you biased fuck-wad.

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            1. Dude, instead of avoiding the question, how about mentioning some good games? I know one being Kingdom Hearts, I quite enjoyed it. Can’t wait for pokemon either.

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              1. Dude, you’re asking me to mention my idea of good games to a nintendo-hating troll.
                Surely you realize how pointless an endeavor that is?

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                1. Well if that were the case, why did you even reply to him in the first place? Seeing as it is apparently a pointless endeavor when speaking to trolls?

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                    1. But you can’t even argue, you’re just a fucking idiot. You didn’t make any points, you didn’t accomplish shit, you can’t answer simple questions, and you’re a worthless little fuckwit.

                      You did nothing and you are nothing.

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  12. Ah it’s from GDC. You really need to have the same survey conducted at E3 to get a better reflection of the industry.

    Too many developers and publishers don’t attend GDC, specifically those in the East.

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  13. This includes developers who exclusively make iOS and Android games, anyone with basic programming knowledge can churn out a game for one of those platforms. Take away all of the phone game devs, and you’ve got a far more accurate picture.

    You cannot compare Zelda and Angry Birds without looking like an idiot. Too bad gaming analysts do just that…

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  14. This is only N. American developers… Also Nintendo also have the most first party titles compared to sony or microsoft. So this study is pointless.

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  15. This counts Smartphones ? if that so, we should just cut the developers exclusive to the smarthone area to actualy make the 360, PS3, Vita, 3DS and WiiU comparison real

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  16. Doesn’t mean a damn thing to me – 95% of developers (number drawn from my ass) are shit anyway, and to me Nintendo are always delievering, so as long as Nintendo supports the Wii U (derp derp), i’m fine with it, i don’t need 10 games each months, and with MH: Ultimate incoming, i’m gonna have something that can keep me busy for months! Still playing Xenoblade, so i am happy!

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  17. Who’s to say that the percent not making Wii U games are even good developers? They could all be crap and the 4.6 percent could be all the big hitting developers like Ubisoft, EA, Activision, SEGA, etc. Thats what really counts.

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    1. I think 4.6 percent means a LOT of developers, and being a Nintendo console, it pretty much covers all the major developers (EA, Ubi, Platinum Games, Capcom, Namco, Activision and all those developers we know) The thing is that, the market is so big these days, and there’s so many independent companies, that it’s hard to know. For being a new console, the WiiU is pretty much well supported.

      Hope Nintendo brings another guys like From Software (dark souls) for their side too :D

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  18. Yeah dont listen to this, actually think for a second.

    How many developers are 1. Good. And 2. Mobile game developers.

    Just misinformed hate, again.

    Also, liking the new layout Sickr/Alba

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  19. Why is Nintendo allowing 3rd Party developers to sell their Wii U console? Hurry the hell up bringing some real games. Nintendo needs to step up their game and know quality of games plus powerful graphics = $$$. I’m sick of this Nintendo fans stating to Sony fan boys that power ain’t everything. Because if it were true the Wii U wouldn’t lose to the Vita in sales.

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  20. The industry GOT DISRUPTED BY WII AND DS WHEN WILL YOU PEOPLE GET IT THRU YOUR UNEDUCATED FREAKING HEADS THAT THIS HA BEEN GOING ON SINCE THE 1980S

    THE INDUSTRY IS A BUNCH OF SUITS IN A CONSTANT BATTLE TO SELL US SHIT

    NINTENDO DOESNT SELL SHIT THEY SELL INNOVITIVE INVENTIVE HIGHLY POLISHED SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE PRODUCTS AND LEAD THE GAMING CULTURE -INDUSTRY ITO ITS NEW DIRECTIONS

    THE INDUSTRY WANTS THE BIGGER,BETTER,LEADER,PROFITOR TO GO AWAY

    THIS ISNT NEWS ITS A LIVE FACT AND BUYING INTO 3DS AND WIIU HELPS GAMERS AND GAMING AND HURTS,DESTROYS THE INDUSTRY

    NOTHING WILL HELP GAMING MORE THAN THS INDUSTRY HAVING ITS THROUT CUT ,WII HAVE HAD ENOUGH

    THE REVOLUTION STARTED WITH WII LET THE REVOLUTION FINISH THE JOB FOR US

    Wii GAME FOR PLEASURE AND FUN WE GAME FOR US NOT THE INDUSTRY THE INDUSTRY IS THE ENEMY

    WE DONT NEED A INDUSTRY WE NEED WELL MADE GAMES ONE DAY YOU MAY GROW UP AND UNDERSTAND WHAT I AM SAYING

    OH AND BEFORE SOME DOUCHBAG FAKE CORE REPLYS I MADE 250K IN NINTENDO SHARES I THINK IM INFORMED ENOUGH TO MAKE THAT JUDGMENT CALL

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  21. talented programmers artists and gaming mechanics A WONDERFUL GAME IT MAKES

    A BLOUTED INDUSTRY RAN BY BRAINLESS SUITS AND GAMES DEVEOPED IN MIDDLEWARE BY STR8 OUT OF COLLAGE MIDDLEWARE TRAINED PLAYSTATION FANS RESULTS IN THE X FACTOR DUMB FUK INDUSTRY GAMES AIMED AT SPOTTY TEENS WE ARE STUCK WITH

    WAKE UP

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  22. Quick google search proves 3 ds highest selling game is 9 million and psvitas is 900 thousand. Nintendo relevent industry not relevent simple proof the industry id awash with talentless anti nintendo hacks

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  23. Quoting the Gamespot Article;
    “Developers showed little interest in the dedicated gaming market”.
    Okay? Can you all read that and shut up?

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