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GDC 2020 survey details dev interest in Switch, percentage of revenue earned, and more

Posted on January 24, 2020 by (@NE_Brian) in 3DS, News, Switch

As has become a yearly tradition, GDC published its “2020 State of the Game Industry Report” today. Ahead of the big event in March, roughly 4,000 developers were surveyed about a number of different topics. Information from the report “provides a snapshot of the game industry and highlights big industry shifts”.

Below are the Nintendo-related survey results:

On which platform(s) was your previous project released?

Xbox One / X – 21%
PlayStation 4 / Pro – 24%
Nintendo Switch – 12%
Mobile – 40%
Web browser – 13%
PC – 54%
Mac – 15%
Linux – 7%
VR Headsets – 15%
AR Headsets – 4%
Tabletop Games – 3%
N/A – Not involved in development – 12%
Other – 5%

On which platform(s) are you development your current project?

Xbox One / X – 23%
Xbox Project Scarlett – 9%
Xbox Project xCloud – 3%
PlayStation 4 / Pro – 25%
PlayStation 5 – 11%
Nintendo Switch – 17%
Googile Stadia – 6%
Mobile – 39%
Web browser – 10%
PC – 56%
Mac – 17%
Linux – 8%
VR Headsets – 14%
AR Headsets – 5%
Tabletop Games – 2%
N/A – Not involved in development – 11%
Other – 4%

On which platform(s) will you be developing your next project?

Xbox One / X – 20%
Xbox Project Scarlett – 17%
Xbox Project xCloud – 6%
PlayStation 4 / Pro – 20%
PlayStation 5 – 23%
PlayStation Now – 3%
Nintendo Switch – 19%
Googile Stadia – 8%
Mobile – 39%
Web browser – 11%
PC – 52%
Mac – 16%
Linux – 7%
VR Headsets – 15%
AR Headsets – 7%
Tabletop Games – 2%
N/A – Not involved in development – 15%
Other – 6%

Which platform(s) interest you as a developer right now?

Xbox One / X – 16%
Xbox Project Scarlett – 25%
Xbox Project xCloud – 11%
PlayStation 4 / Pro – 18%
PlayStation 5 – 38%
PlayStation Now – 4%
Nintendo 3DS – 2%
Nintendo Switch – 37%
Googile Stadia – 19%
Mobile – 34%
Apple TV – 4%
Web browser – 10%
PC – 50%
Playdate – 2%
Mac – 11%
Linux – 5%
VR Headsets – 27%
AR Headsets – 16%
Voice Powered Games (Amazon Alexa, Google Home, etc.) – 5%
Tabletop Games – 9%
N/A – Not involved in development – 7%
Other – 2%

If applicable, across which platforms do your game’s cross-platform multiplayer features work?

PS4 – 11%
Xbox One – 11%
Switch – 7%
PC – 24%
Mobile 22%
N/A – Not working on a cross-platform multiplayer game – 63%
Other – 3%

Overall, the results in 2020 were pretty similar to last year. Details from the 2019 report can be found here.

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