In a recent survey taken part by 61 independent developers conducted by GamesIndustry, it was discovered Nintendo Switch was the No. 1 game console indies would love to develop for.
When asked “if you could only release your game on a single platform, what would it be?”, 32.8% chose Nintendo Switch, 11.5% chose PS4, and 47.5% picked PC. So while Nintendo Switch is the game console of the indies’ choice, it still lost out to PC.
Reasons why PC remains the most popular option is because it’s an open platform that’s easy to release on. Developers like the Nintendo Switch for its innovation, novelty, continued excitement from consumers, and indie success.
Independent developers that are developing for the Switch believe that the platform offers the “biggest opportunity” right now, and think that the Switch presently offers the healthiest market with a broad consumer base among all platforms.