The annual GDC (Games Developers Conference) event is coming up soon, and Nintendo’s successful hybrid system is the talk of the town. A poll of nearly 4,000 developers proves it in the survey for this year.
Starting in more general terms, the official survey (which you can see in full here) notes the following as major trends overall:
- Notable uptick in interest in the Nintendo Switch
- Game maker’s waning opinions of VR
- Move away from mobile to focus on PC and home consoles
Let’s focus on that first point, though; the developers who have already put their games on the Nintendo Switch are seeing good things. On the subject of how the Switch versions of their games have sold to other platforms, 28% have seen superior sales and 23% have equal figures. Only 16% of answers claimed that the Switch version sold worse.
Remember that the Switch is still under a year old, only making these statistics more positive. Developers are certainly taking note; the survey asked which platform developers were most interested in, and 36% said Nintendo Switch. PC unsurprisingly leads the way with 59%, but PS4 is only slightly ahead with 39%, and Xbox One trails with 28%. These are healthy figures for Nintendo, and the immediate future of the Switch is looking exciting.