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Survey - 58% of Indie Devs Say Nintendo Difficult to Deal With

Posted Tue, 04 Oct 2011 by James Newton

Nintendo Life Survey - 58% of Indie Devs Say Nintendo Difficult to Deal With Ninten15

Much to improve

Interesting statistics ahead

2D Boy is responsible for World of Goo, one of the best games WiiWare has to offer. The studio's Ron Carmel recently conducted a survey of around 200 independent developers, asking which formats the teams had supported and planned to continue working on in future. Sadly, Nintendo consoles sit right at the bottom.

The survey asked developers what they believe to be the most important factor in choosing a platform to work on, with the most influential being ease of working with the platform holder, just above the platform's install base. As a follow-up, developers were asked to rate their past experiences, and it doesn't make good reading for Nintendo.

Nintendo Life Survey - 58% of Indie Devs Say Nintendo Difficult to Deal With 2d_boy10

2D Boy's results

21% rated Nintendo as "very easy" to work with, and a further 21% described their experience as "so-so"; 37% called Nintendo "difficult", with 21% going as far as "excruciating". As a point of comparison, Xbox Live Arcade came out worse with just 16% of developers rating their experience as "very easy" or "so-so" and 48% saying it was "excruciating". However, PlayStation Network sits on a satisfaction rating of 62%, with Android Marketplace, Facebook, iOS and Steam all ranking higher.

Of course many independent developers continue to support Nintendo with downloadable games, but we can all agree the company has plenty of improvements to make if Wii U is to become a serious challenger in the digital space.

Source: 2dboy.com.

SourceNintendolife.com

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KingreX32
they need to work on this if they want support for the WiiU
Navi
Nintendo is king and they really aren't interested in making third party developers happy I'm actually surprised Nintendo has gone as far as making the Wii U superior to the PS2 and original X-Box unlike the Wii in fact it is superior to the PS3 and 360 Surprised

I like Nintendo games alot but Nintendo makes alot of enemies with their giant ego Sad
KingreX32
Well said. I think the same thing
Ms_Kinomoto
Um.....I think every business has an ego Smile
KingreX32
Your probably right dont stillnintendo thinks their hot s#!t so they say some arrogant things sometimes, like not wanting to support garage developers or make games for smartphones. Or treating third party developers like crap. Wise up nintendo.
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