4.6 per cent of developers working on Wii U


Only 4.6 per cent of developers are currently creating games for the Wii U, according to a Gamasutra report.

Game Developers Conference 2013 attendees were polled about their development practices, revealing what appears to be rather bleak outlook for Nintendo’s latest console.

More than 2,500 North American developers were asked questions relating to platforms, budget, and team sizes, with 55 per cent stating that they are developing their next game for smartphones and tablets.

PCs and Macs were the next strongest contender, with 48 per cent developing for the platform, 13.2 developing for Xbox 360 and 13 per cent for PlayStation 3.

Yet the Wii U, most likely in relation to disappointing hardware sales, isn’t seeing much interest. 4.6 per cent of developers are currently developing Wii U software, with 6.4 per cent making their next game for the console.

Meanwhile nearly double this, at 11 per cent, are developing their next games for the next Xbox and PlayStation 4.

Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.
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