GDC Europe survey shows developers more keen on PS4 at present

Tuesday, 16th July 2013 14:09 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

A GDC Europe survey has revealed that developers who create console titles in the region are more apt to develop for PS4, with the Steam Box concept coming in close behind it.

The survey – posted on GI International and Gamasutra – shows that of those polled, PS4 interest with developers stands at 39% with Steam Box close behind at 37% followed by Ouya with 32%.

Xbox One interest came in at 20%, with Vita, Wii U, and 3DS following behind it, respectively.

It must be noted that tablets and smartphones were the big winners on the list, hitting at 61 and 53%, respectively, and interest in browser-based games was rather high as well.

Developers actively creating titles for next-gen were low, with only 13% of respondents working with PS4, and 9% working with Xbox One.

As far as intent, 23% plan to develop games for PS4 compared to 14% on Xbox One.

Developers working on titles for Nintendo hardware came in at 5% for Wii U and 1.5% on 3DS.

For this particular survey, 31% of respondents were from Germany, 21% from the UK, 11% from the Netherlands, 6% from Finland, and 6% from France.

The survey, organised by GDC Europe and UBM Game Tech Network, plan to conduct a similar survey next year before GDC Europe 2014.

GDC Europe runs next month from August 19 to 21 alongside gamescom.



  1. LordDjinn

    I was waiting for this, i just wish iOS and tablets werent the ideal platform to develop for.. :/ Also yay sony.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Biscuitpants

    @1 ios/tablets are for real gamers idiot

    #2 1 year ago
  3. LordDjinn

    @Biscuitpants really, i guess ‘us’ gamers that play on our expensive dedicated gaming machines that entice us with ‘true’ gaming experiences for several hours are just casuals..

    Congratulations, you have earned yourself a ‘troll badge’ Please go and return to your low quality, poor experience, pay to win iOs games.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. merrc

    @2 You serious? I don’t know any real gamer who would prefer touch controls over tactile feedback.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Biscuitpants

    @3 your the troll for implying that there are shit games on ios, there have been more innovative and more hardcore typed games on ios/tablet then psn and xbl, just because its touch screen and stuff that it doesnt make it a real gaming machine and there arnt even that many pay to win games on ios, specially compared to the internet idiot

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Keith Andrew

    @merrc – Actually, there are plenty of times when touchscreen controls offer an advantage over a control pad.

    The Room is a great example –

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Metroid455

    IOS and mobile games are evil an devs should stop with this crap already -__-

    #7 1 year ago
  8. naffgeek

    Oh no people are enjoying games on mobile devices!!!

    Who will think of the children!!!

    The end is nigh!!!

    Oh wait GTAV is coming out in a few months..and then some new consoles…

    Maybe we can all live together after all!!

    What says you internet?

    #8 1 year ago
  9. MrWaffles

    The playstation brand is stronger in europe, the economy is awful, people are going for the best cost/quality investment.

    Maybe on the long term when some of the american-only selling points become available in europe then the xbox market share will begin to outpace ps4′s.

    (Unlikely though)

    #9 1 year ago
  10. gameoholic007

    Tablets being for real gamer’s? Somebody’s been out of touch.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. xxJPRACERxx

    GDC is more indies/smaller team devs than big companies/big team/budget so of course they prefer low-cost development options.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. Deacon

    Biscuitpants – I really thought your first post was sarcasm.
    ‘kin hell man… you stand by that do you?

    #12 1 year ago

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