Why aren't western publishers supporting the 3ds?

#1
I have never understood this. The 3ds is selling very well. Most publishers are not supporting the 3ds other than a few games here and there. Sega and atlas are but others seem to be ignoring it. When they do support the 3ds it's mostly with a side scroller. It's odd when the 3ds can handle games like RE revelations why in the world would they only release side scrollers.
 

mattavelle1

IT’S GOT A DEATH RAY!
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#2
Cause western devs suck, I'm over them for the most part now *waits for GeamzDood to down vote. Puts on flame suit but does a insulting dance cause I don't care while in it*
 
#3
Incompetence, stupidity, or both.
I mean, something's got to be wrong with you when you decide not to develop for the best selling system this generation.
 

Wolven

The Wolf of TNE Street
#5
Nintendo is not "mainstream" and "dudebro" enough for them. They probably don't like the design, think its too childish or something. The PS Vita and PS4 have a more "hardcore" look to them, if you get my meaning. Look at Vita, Ubisoft released its own AC game for it, Activision released their own CoD on it, and Ken Levine wants to make a Bioshock. I think its maddening that western developers don't want to consider the 3DS into their culture. And there's also the power problem. I don't think they are a fan of optimization.
 
#6
Nintendo is not "mainstream" and "dudebro" enough for them. They probably don't like the design, think its too childish or something. The PS Vita and PS4 have a more "hardcore" look to them, if you get my meaning. Look at Vita, Ubisoft released its own AC game for it, Activision released their own CoD on it, and Ken Levine wants to make a Bioshock. I think its maddening that western developers don't want to consider the 3DS into their culture. And there's also the power problem. I don't think they are a fan of optimization.
There was a time where an AC game was coming to 3DS, and Saints Row I believe. 3DS had some Western support (well, more encouragement than support) but as soon as it started to drop sales they bailed out. Now it's back on form, I'm still not quite clear why they aren't supporting it, at least with one "trial" game. I guess they don't see the high ROI that they do on console games and dev time is being taken up by next gen.
 

Cyan

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#7
In all honesty, I'd love a shooter on 3DS. Long as it's more DOOM/Quake/Unreal, and less CoD, MoH, Halo 4.

Oh OH! Metroid Prime 3DS would be great with online deathmatch!
 

Superfakerbros

ECE 2018
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#8
Probably because Western games haven't had a home on Nintendo's handhelds since the beginning. Not to mention, considering the type of games that are normally made on the 3DS, Western games would probably be out of place and not sell well. It's always been the Japanese developers who've held up Nintendo's handhelds
 

GaemzDood

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#9
Dude, thanks for asking this question. I was about to make this thread because I've been wondering this for a while. People always say developers go for where the money is, and I'd like to see a lot more western games with the same amount of effort put into their console games.
Nintendo is not "mainstream" and "dudebro" enough for them. They probably don't like the design, think its too childish or something. The PS Vita and PS4 have a more "hardcore" look to them, if you get my meaning. Look at Vita, Ubisoft released its own AC game for it, Activision released their own CoD on it, and Ken Levine wants to make a Bioshock. I think its maddening that western developers don't want to consider the 3DS into their culture. And there's also the power problem. I don't think they are a fan of optimization.



If power was an issue, the PS2 would've barely been supported and would've had a Wii like library.


Cause western devs suck, I'm over them for the most part now *waits for GeamzDood to down vote. Puts on flame suit but does a insulting dance cause I don't care while in it*

Even though this is wrong, I up voted it just to prove you wrong.
 

Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

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#11
Probably because Western games haven't had a home on Nintendo's handhelds since the beginning. Not to mention, considering the type of games that are normally made on the 3DS, Western games would probably be out of place and not sell well. It's always been the Japanese developers who've held up Nintendo's handhelds
Hence why Fifa sell like shit and Pro Evolution doesnt. Lol.


Only westerns making money on the 3DS is the Indies


And japan cares not for power, but content. http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=96041962&postcount=2
 

GaemzDood

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#12
Funny thing is, the only Western style 3rd party games on 3DS have came from Japanese developers and eShop developers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCEEUf4L9n4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpaUS9P5sVM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3khTBfF4W4U

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7u8z1nffGhY

Before you point out it being 2D, so was Shank, Mark of the Ninja, & Shank 2. It's like classic Castlevania mixed with AAA design.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEJm4DL6VNk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTB4ECm2zDo




EDIT: There is Need for Speed: The Run, which does have a lot of content. But I'm thinking more on the lines of "mature" (I need soap, if the unnecessary quotation marks didn't already prove anything) sandbox games, FPSs, third person shooters, etc..



EDIT again: There's also Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate.
 

GaemzDood

Well-Known Member
#14
Nintendo is not "mainstream" and "dudebro" enough for them. They probably don't like the design, think its too childish or something. The PS Vita and PS4 have a more "hardcore" look to them, if you get my meaning. Look at Vita, Ubisoft released its own AC game for it, Activision released their own CoD on it, and Ken Levine wants to make a Bioshock. I think its maddening that western developers don't want to consider the 3DS into their culture. And there's also the power problem. I don't think they are a fan of optimization.

Black Ops Declassified sucks, so that doesn't help. A portable Call of Duty game with a quality & content of the 7th generation titles has potential. So much, I could make a wishlist out of one.



Strike Force was decent, and the DS games were decent too (Black Ops was awesome, there's zombies too). That's a start. Road to Victory played greatly too.
 

elder

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#16
I'm a Western 'indie' developer and I might have two titles for the 3DS, but the big question is: will Nintendo become an obstacle during the approval process?

I'm investigating two possible solutions: 1-) get funds via kickstater to self-publish my games 2-) deal with a publisher but at the risk of compromising my intellectual properties (most publishers are more receptive when intellectual rights are offered to them).
 
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