Nintendo's Damon Baker has lamented the fact that fans don't seem to be leaving their comfort zones when it comes to buying eShop games.
The senior manager of marketing in Nintendo of America's licensing department has been speaking to Gamasutra about indie games on Nintendo systems, and stated that his one wish is that Wii U and 3DS owners would take more of a chance when it comes to buying download games:
It seems like a lot of the Nintendo fans and consumers they gravitate towards nostalgia, they gravitate towards platformer and puzzle action games. If I had one wish to be fulfilled, I would love to see Nintendo fans and consumers take more risks on eShop.
Nintendo's recent Humble Bundle has hopefully opened the eyes of many Nintendo gamers to the amazing selection of indie titles currently available, and the [email protected] promotion will have no doubt have had a similar effect. Baker says he's very pleased with how the Humble Bundle preformed:
The main objective of the promotion was really to reach a wider audience, and let as many people know about this great indie content as possible.
However, it's worth pointing out that while Nintendo systems have some great indie games, there are just as many classics which have yet to arrive on either the Wii U or 3DS. One way that Sony and Microsoft have attracted indies to their systems is by offering partial funding or paying for timed exclusivity, but Baker insists that Nintendo isn't ready to try either at this stage:
We've given lots of thought to it. Nintendo is pretty famous for being pretty tight with our money; we want to be efficient with our funds. We continue to look for other ways to promote that key content, and that stuff we consider to be priority.
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