Wii U to offer 'biggest digital revenue cut'

Wii U to offer 'biggest digital revenue cut'
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

June 20th 2012 at 12:33PM

Nintendo pledging 'insane incentives' to publishers to sell games on its eShop, report claims

Nintendo will offer bigger revenue cuts on digital downloads for the Wii U than other gaming platform providers, according to a report.

A source “working for a European developer” told Wii U Daily that the console giant is offering insane incentives to publishers to sell on its new eShop.

He said that Nintendo learned from the WiiWare, building a new platform that is perfect for indie developers.

“They’re offering insane incentives for publishers to sell retail games as downloads on the console,” he said.

“You’d be stupid not to take advantage of it and go retail box-only. The new platform is perfect for indie devs, it’s a whole different ball game than WiiWare. They’ve learned a lot from that mess."

He added: “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.

"If they pull it off and it gains traction, it’ll press the other guys to give more of the revenue to the publishers. It’s very good for us who make games”

Nintendo has previously announced that it planned to release many of its first-party titles at retail and through digital download on the same date.