'A much bigger revenue cut' than PSN, XBLA
Seems that a source 'working for a European developer' told website Wii U Daily that Nintendo is taking digital downloads seriously this time.
According to a report on Wii U Daily, which cites an "unnamed European developer", Nintendo will offer bigger revenue cuts on digital downloads for the Wii U than other gaming platform providers.
According to the same source, Nintendo has learned from mistakes made on WiiWare and wants to build a new platform that is perfect for indie developers."They're offering insane incentives for publishers to sell retail games as downloads on the console," the source explained. "You'd be stupid not to take advantage of it and go retail box-only."
Just as with the 3DS, Nintendo plans to make full boxed games available as downloads day-and-date with the retail versions. First party games are confirmed, but the option is also open to third parties."The new platform is perfect for indie devs, it's a whole different ball game than WiiWare. They've learned a lot from that mess," he said.
"It's just a much bigger revenue cut that you'd get selling it on any other platform at the moment, plus promotions on the online store. If they [Nintendo] pull it off and it gains traction, it'll press the other guys [Microsoft and Sony] to give more of the revenue to the publishers.
It's very good for us who make games. You'll be making a lot more per unit sold digitally than at retail with the Wii U. And from day one."
Apparently, that same source previously informed on the "Wii U Achievements", something that was later confirmed by Nintendo.
NEWS SOURCE #1: Nintendo offering insane incentives to publish on Wii-U eShop (via) WiiUDaily
NEWS SOURCE #2: Nintendo encouraging eShop support with insane incentives report (via) CVG
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