PlayStation Vita owners can expect more indie titles but fewer triple-A first-party games in the future. That’s the admission of Sony Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida, who when asked by Polygon if Vita will be getting fewer first-party games replied: "I would say, yes, that’s correct.” The reasons? Sony confesses to …Read More »
Smartphone switch would net Nintendo $2.7bn over next-gen lifecycle, analyst claims
Nintendo is snubbing the chance to earn nearly $3bn in the next seven years by not bringing its IP to smartphones. That’s according to a piece entitled Nintendo’s $2.7bn mobile games opportunity that’s never going to happen” by SuperData Research. By all accounts, the notoriously proprietary-only publisher and device maker …Read More »
Iwata: "It’s not as simple as moving Mario onto smartphones"
Becoming a third party publisher is not the easy answer to reversing Nintendo’s ongoing problems, president Satoru Iwata has argued. Iwata vowed not to resign earlier today after Nintendo cut its sales predictions for Wii U and 3DS, leading Michael Pachter to call for the platform holder to take its …Read More »
Pachter calls for Nintendo to go third party
Nintendo needs to bring its rich slate of IP to rival platforms, US analyst Michael Pachter has said. The call to go third party comes following today’s significant sales forecast revisions from the platform holder and the insistence from president Saturo Iwata that he will not resign. The Wii U …Read More »
Steam controllers won’t go third-party
Valve won’t let third parties design and sell their own Steam controllers like it’s encouraging them to do with Steam machines, the company has revealed. In aninterview with IGN, Valve’s Greg Coomer said his company will supply Steam Controllers to third-parties that want to make their own Steam Machines. The …Read More »
Sony establishes third-party PlayStation production team
Sony Computer Entertainment America has launched a new third-party production team for PlayStation platforms. Headed by former LucasArts lead producer Gio Corsi, the new team will work with the firm’s publishing partners to help bring their IP to Vita, PS3 and PS4. Partners will also be able to use staff …Read More »
Iwata: "More third-party Wii U titles on the way"
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has teased that unnanounced games from third-party publishers are in development for Wii U. Like many Nintendo home consoles before it, the Wii U has struggled to secure strong and consistent third-party support since launch. Most notably, there are very few EA games in development for …Read More »
Wii U "could be relegated to a first party only platform"
The second half of 2013 will be crucial to deciding the ultimate fate of Nintendo’s Wii U, one analyst has stated. And while Nintendo itself is not hosting a press conference at next week’s E3, the LA convention is still of vital importance to the struggling console. We believe the …Read More »
Miyamoto on convincing third-party devs to join Wii U
Publishers do not lack understanding on next-gen console's capabilities, says dev iconRead More »
App Store alterations could be game over for app promotion services
A change to the App Store guidelines introduced by Apple could spell the end of popular promotion services such as FreeAppADay and AppShopper. Pocket Gamer reports that the new clause reads as follows: "Apps that display Apps other than your own for purchase or promotion in a manner similar to …Read More »