GDC Survey Sees Developers Tell Us What Platform They Currently Prefer
A poll at the Game Developers Conference in North America has returned a few statistics that Sony fanboys are simply going to eat-up. And then regurgitate as a constant reminder. Only to be reminded that developers still like PC.
In a recent poll from the event, developers were asked about their preference of Xbox One versus PlayStation 4. From the above line, you’re able to assume the outcome.
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Developers seem to have a slight preference to the PlayStation 4 over the Xbox One. In the poll, 20 percent of the developers who participated said that they plan to release their next game on PlayStation 4, where only 17 percent said that they would choose the Xbox One. Nintendo’s Wii U lagged behind, with only 4 percent looking to use this technology.
Of the developers at GDC, 14 percent noted that they are currently working on a PlayStation 4 game, whereas only 12 percent said that they were working with the Xbox One.
We recently heard that Sony has sold over 5-million PlayStation 4 units, and this could play a part in what developers choose to develop for.
Despite the figures for console development, the figures at GDC also included PC and smartphone/tablet games. It comes at no surprise that developers are looking mostly develop for PC/Mac and smartphone/tablet. These platforms were rated at over 50 percent for preference.
Developers were also questioned on publishing. It seems that majority of developers are looking to self-publish, with only few currently looking for a publisher. Some developers already work at a publisher.
The survey was based on over 2,600 attendees to the event.