[Jools Watsham from Renegade Kid (Mutant Mudds) offers some advice to publishers and developers who are giving up on 3DS games, in this reprinted piece.]
“Publishing games on the 3DS is hard. I give up!”
That’s basically what I am hearing from publishers these days. “Only first-party games are selling on the 3DS,” is what they tell me. Hm, I wonder why that would be?
It wouldn’t have anything to do with the quality of the first-party games compared to the third-party games, would it? I doubt it would have anything to do with the marketing and PR efforts put into the games either. No, it must be the fact that first-party games use known brands and have the word Nintendo on them; nothing more.
You can bet your bottom dollar that if Nintendo’s games were handled in the same manner as most third-party publishers handle their own games, they would be in the bargain bin in no time.