- Game Developer Research has conducted a survey with game developers in North America, and the latest results show that 73% console developers are making titles for Xbox 360:
70% - PC/Mac
43% - Consoles
28% - Web platforms
16% - Handhelds
73% - Xbox 360
58% - PlayStation 3
42% - Wii
15% - PlayStation 2
75% - Nintendo DS
45% - PSP
Oh well..58% isn't all bad. 50% of that is probally all Sony . :/
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73% console developers are making titles for Xbox 360:
Still it's annoying how dev's complain about the 'difficulties' of developing for the PS3 yet they're too busy with Xbox360. Ah well, at least we have 58%. I'd rather have 58% of very good games, than 73% medicore games and the odd great game.
08-19-2008 #3Game Developer Research has conducted a survey with game developers in North America, and the latest results show that 73% console developers are making titles for Xbox 360:
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Well, my 2 cents:
- Very surprised that ps3 is actually higher than the wii
- Don't forget that there are also crosses between categories, the 15% difference is a am sure just games that are being developped for the pc too. Those games are not targeted for the console market but they do a port nonetheless b/c the 360 is basically a computer.
I'm curious to know how many of those developers are making only Xbox Live games. I'm sure the number is high. Development costs are quite low for those games and the profit margins are probably much better than a major release. The risk vs. reward is attractive to smaller studios.
As PSN grows I'm sure we'll see more downloadable games released from virgin studios breaking into the PS3 arena.
Case in point bioware. The makers of baldurs gate and neverwinter nights made the hop to console. Their claim to fame was kotor. Fun game but undeniably they type of western rpg you would have typically found on the PC. There used to be a defining line about what style of gaming you could find on the PC and what you can find on the console. That has erased and brought over many PC gamer fanatics with them. The large sales that the original xbox and the 360 has seen are primarily made up of former PC gamers without a doubt.
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Where are the PS2 devs going after PS2 games stop being made.... I'm guessing PS3. 58%+15%= 73% Hmph... that matches the 360's %. This article means absolutely nothing. NULL.
I don't really need a water cooler/remote control as of right now.
this was posted a week ago
and why is a thread titled "73% console developers are making titles for Xbox 360" in the PS3 section?
and lol at the spin on that unicorn
Well, as games take awhile to make, those developers probably signed some type of paper, so these games will probably be either timed or 360 exclusive. Once that is done they may focus on PS3, the percentage seems pretty much right. Although the percentage of the crap games are more like 10% crapola, now you have.
but yea 73% xbox and 58 percent PS3 seems pretty damn close. expect that to change by next year though.
Typo, I meant to say, it seems pretty damn close.
so wait, let me get this straight. of all the developers who make games on the 360, 14% (thats 10/73 for those counting) make crap games, but every single ps3 developer makes nothing but good games?
i feel like im just being a broken record and defending the 360 at every turn today, but damn people, show a little equality....
Wierd since ps3 has most exclusive, atleast from what was said at e3..
nah didn't mean to make it sound like that, but I guess it did. no matter though, it's just my opinion on it, I only have a few games on the Xbox360 that I actually enjoy playing. But a lot of them I wont even bother. but in there sense on it, while looking at other gamers throughout the world, it seems pretty damn accurate for the percentages.
there was a thread here about a week ago that had a story about how sony actually has the least amount of exclusives, had all sorts of pretty graphs and such.....but for whatever reason, the story has been edited out of the OP and there are no links anymore....
anyways, the gist of it was that almost every game in the 360 for a full year was 'exclusive' as well as almost every title on XBLA, then you have the wii and all its SD games that devs arent going to release for the HD systems.
saying they have the 'most' is either PR spin, or a carefully chosen window of 'most upcoming'
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The title is mis-leading, in my opinion. It should be '73% of North American developers are making titles for Xbox 360'..
Anyway, i'm not really surprised to be honest. But I'm pretty sure that most developers are European / Asian.PSN ID = samuraiUNITED and me if you want
im not surprised ... and i dont see the problem.
PS3 has more tittles that people are looking forward to than any other console..
Left 4 dead
see there could be only 28% games being developed for the PS3 but they are quality games not just a third party developer trying to make a quick buck off a crappy game cough EA cough cough..
*sheds a tear for the Multiplat section*
i posted this exact story there a week ago, and no one posted in it....
second: are you sure you have the credentials to make a claim like that in the bold? not only did you just generalize every single gamer in the world, but then you decided what they were interested in.
oh, and lol i just noticed you listed bioshock for the ps3 and not the 360....
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Wait till those 15% PS2 dev move to PS3!!!!
i guess your right about the bold parts... i probably said it cause those are the games that "I" am looking forward to ... just thought that most people felt the same here in the forums.
-nobody knows anything for MAG except for 256 players, it probably wont even come out til early 2010
- cant believe you listed Bioshock when the 360 got it a year ago, no more hype left for that
-you dont even list all of the 360 titles but milk the ps3 list (you missed Halo Wars, Alan Wake, fallout for both consoles, and some others im pretty sure i missed)
lets try try not to make a war out of this though and stick to topic, you are right about one thing though, EA sucks major knickers
EDIT: anyone notice, none of the percentages equal to 100%?
so out of 131% of games, the xbox 360 is 73% and the ps3 is 58%?If It Ain't Broke, I'll Fix It Till It Is.
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