EscapeVektor developer Nnooo has created WiiWare, DSiWare and games for the App Store. Creative director Nic Watt claims that because consumers who buy Nintendo platforms are mainly interested in video games, while Apple consumers just want newness and cheap prices, developers – including Nnooo – have more success with creating WiiWare and DSiWare.
“In terms of sales, we have not seen anywhere near the volume of sales for Pop on iOS devices as we have on WiiWare and DSiWare.”
“The main advantage as far as we are concerned is that the people who buy Nintendo platforms actually care about buying and playing games. They are actively engaged in gaming and want new content and experiences. In comparison I feel that too many users of iOS are freeloaders who just want as much as they can get for as little expenditure. They are not looking for quality experiences or for longevity. They just want novelty and cheap prices.”
This week, a few titles were added to the North American Nintendo eShop. Donkey Kong Jr., Mad Dog McCree and a demo of The Amazing Spider-Man can be downloaded to the Nintendo 3DS. Another Wii Virtual Console game finally releases in North America – Mega Man X2 can be downloaded for 800 points.
Donkey Kong Jr. – In this timeless classic, clamber up vines and chains and gather vital fruit and keys to free your father, Donkey Kong, who’s been imprisoned by Mario. (For Nintendo 3DS)
Mad Dog McCree- When the ruthless outlaw Mad Dog McCree goes on a rampage with a nasty pack of wanted fugitives, they leave death in their wake. The only gunslinger who can stop them is you. (For Nintendo 3DS)
The Amazing Spider-Man (demo version) – The fan-favorite, web-slinging action is back in New York City. Perform acrobatic attacks and stealth maneuvers as you face off against larger-than-life enemies and race to save Manhattan. Download the free game demo in the Nintendo eShop and catch the movie trailer in 3D now on Nintendo Video. (For Nintendo 3DS)
Also new this week:
- Devil Band – Rock the Underworld (Nintendo eShop / Nintendo DSiWare)
- 7 Wonders II (Nintendo eShop / Nintendo DSiWare)
- MEGA MAN X2 (Virtual Console for Wii)