Nintendo will be giving developers a more generous cut of revenue than its rivals from the Wii U online shop, in order to draw them to the platform.
As reported by Wii U Daily by an anonymous developer who previously leaked accurate news about the introduction of achievements to the Wii. The source revealed that Nintendo will give back more than both Sony and Microsoft.
“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,” the source said. “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.”
What’s even more interesting is that Nintendo will also offer incentives to publishers for selling retail games as downloads, since it’s intending to offer all first and third party games in a digital format.
“The new platform is perfect for indie devs, it’s a whole different ball game than WiiWare,” the source continued. “They’ve learned a lot from that mess.”
There is still no indication as to how much storage Wii U will have, although it is compatible with external storage devices.