Japanese Developers Reveal Interest On Switch In New Survey

Weekly Famitsu magazine conducted a survey among 24 Japanese game developers with regards to the rapidly approaching Nintendo Switch and gauged on several elements including price, games in development, features, paid online services, genres, and customer expectations

Japanese Developers Reveal Interest On Switch In New Survey
Today's issue of Weekly Famitsu magazine published results from a survey the publication conducted among 24 Japanese game developers with regards to the rapidly approaching Nintendo Switch.

Local game companies, of which remain anonymous, were asked to respond on several elements including price, games in development, features, paid online services, genres, and customer expectations. The full list of questions and answers can be found below:

Are you developing games for Nintendo Switch?

  • Yes: 54%
  • It’s being considered: 25%
  • No: 17%
  • Declined to answer: 4%

Do you plan to release games for Nintendo Switch in the future?

  • Yes: 46%
  • It’s being considered: 46%
  • Not at the moment: 4%
  • Declined to answer: 4%

Do you feel expectations from customers after the announcement of the Nintendo Switch?

  • Yes: 50%
  • I can’t say either way: 38%
  • No: 8%
  • Declined to answer: 4%

What was your impression about the price?

  • It’s appropriate: 67%
  • It’s cheap: 25%
  • It’s high: 4%
  • Declined to answer: 4%

What are your thoughts on paid online services?

  • Charging is unavoidable: 41%
  • Free was a better option if possible: 38%
  • I can’t say either way: 17%
  • Declined to answer: 4%

Please tell us know about a feature that is particularly interesting (multiple answers accepted).

  • Three play modes: 14 developers.
  • HD Rumble: 10 developers.
  • Joy-Con: 9 developers.
  • Two-player local multiplater using Joy-Con: 8 developers.
  • IR motion camera: 5 developers.
  • Online services (interaction with smart devices): 4 developers.
  • Local multiplayer (with multiple consoles): 2 developers.
  • Ability to capture screenshots with one button press: 1 developer.
  • Declined to answer: 1 developer.

What genre do you think is suitable for the Nintendo Switch? (multiple answers accepted)

  • RPG: 18 developers.
  • Action: 18 developers.
  • Simulation: 14 developers.
  • Puzzle: 14 developers.
  • Racing: 14 developers.
  • Adventure: 11 developers.
  • Quiz: 11 developers.
  • Simulator: 10 developers.
  • FPS/TPS: 10 developers.
  • Shooting: 7 developers.
  • Declined to answer: 1 developer.

What do you think is the most crucial element for Nintendo Switch to be successful?

  • Enriching the software: 34%
  • The launch of a killer application: 34%
  • Other:20%
  • Marketing: 8%
  • Declined to answer: 4%
Nintendo's newest console will debut on March 3rd worldwide.

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