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2008 State of Game Development Survey - developers favor 360 for support, handheld support low

by rawmeatcowboy
13 August 2008
GN 1.0 / 2.0

A snippet from the PR email (over 2000 industry members surveyed)…

• Overall, 70% of those replying are making games on the PC or Mac, with 43% creating for console and 28% for web platforms - with just 16% making games for handheld platforms such as the DS or PSP.

• Of the surveyed console developers, which represent a notable cross-section of the entire industry, 73% are creating games for Xbox 360, 58% (including some of the same respondents) for the PlayStation 3, and 42% for the Wii - with 15% still creating games for the PlayStation 2. This implies that the greatest amount of Western console developers by sheer numbers are creating games for Microsoft’s console - but due to team size differences, this doesn’t necessarily imply that more games will appear on the Xbox 360 than other consoles.

Full report here