Only 3% of Devs are Making Games for the Switch

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    A recent survey at the GDC17, which surveyed 4,500 developers, revealed that only 3% are working on a Switch game. PC and smartphones led the survey, with 53% and 38%, respectively. The console with most Devs working on it are the PS4/PS4Pro.

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    That's cool and all, but a lot of these devs are small time folk releasing some garbage. That's why PC/Mobile/Tablets led the survey. This is just something to fuel the Anti-Switch brigade. So, that's something.
     
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    It's a lot easier right now to develop for something like mobile than Nintendo Switch.
    I believe devs have said Nintendo is limiting the amount of indie devs to be allowed to dev for Switch, as to filter out low quality indie games early on.
     
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    The number could still drastically increase because the Switch just released. Although I do think the Switch will have problems with a lack of titles from 3rd party developers...
     
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    3% out of 4500 developers are 135.

    There are 1215 developers working on games for the PS4 then...
     
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    What percent of those devs are relevant?
     
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    I know that the axoim verge developer can't even get one atm for some reason, despite having released on Wii U already.
    I'm willing to say <10% out of the total 4500
     
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    Am I the only one worried about the high precentage for Mobile? Seriously... there is just shovelware on that platform.
     
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    See above about "relevant" developers.
     
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    ... And a good chunk of those devs can't get a proper release on consoles. Anybody can submit an app to the AppStore and Play Store.
     
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    Exactly! I mean, how many of these devs are real studios or just a single app creators at home?
     
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    Ask Zynga.
     
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    How many of those are actually worth a damn?
     
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    135 is still a lot, but... indie developers are a thing... and big companies and their AAA titles are another... so, i'm not sure what to think about it.
     
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    Currently? Nothing. There is absolutely no way that more than half of these in the survey weren't small time indie developers.
     
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    surgery, lol
     
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    Give the switch some time I'm sure more devs will hop on.
     
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    3% is over 100 games, not bad depending on if they are crap or not lol
     
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    I'm impressed by the fact that Apple TV is still a thing. Huh.

    Also, while I heavily dislike the console, we know nothing about this group of devs. Are they looking for new hardware or already established one? Because the Switch might be sold out everywhere but obviously there are far more PS4 players out there for now. It's just more likely that a game will be ported on anything than the Switch right now, it's normal. Unless Nintendo made porting easier (and it seems they did) and will also cut royalties as incentive. If you are so lazy, you can spend 20 bucks for a videogame maker and 100 more to let Steam upload it to the store. What can Nintendo offer to these people?

    Although, seeing how bad the 3DS eshop is right now, maybe it's a good thing. No Football Up version for the Switch please

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