Survey says: Japanese developers rate the next-gen consoles

What do Japanese game developers think about the next-gen consoles? Famitsu Mag took it upon themselves to ask 58 game developers (directors, programmers and designers) from 19 game companies about next-gen consoles and here are the results...

Which next-gen console will send cash registers ringing:
* Wii (60%)
* PS3 (37%)
* Xbox 360's (3%)

Which system they prefer for game development:
* Wii (63%)
* PS3 (32%)
* Xbox 360s (5%)

Which next-gen console they want for Christmas:
* Wii (49%)
* PS3 (42%)
* Xbox 360 (9%)

Most anticipated PS3's games:
* Metal Gear Solid 4 (12 votes)
* Final Fantasy XIII (10 votes)
* The Eye of Judgment (7 votes)
* Afrika (6 votes)
* Heavenly Sword (4 votes).
* Runners up: Bladestorm, Gran Turismo HD, Lair and Resistance: Fall of Man

Most anticipated Xbox360 games:
* Blue Dragon (18 votes)
* Lost Odyssey (14 votes)
* Culdecept Saga (8 votes)
* Dead Rising (4 votes)
* Gundam Operation Troy (4 votes).
* Runners up: Lost Planet, Gears of War, Riot Act and Idol Master
Most anticipated Wii games:
* The Legend of Zelda (26 votes)
* Super Mario Galaxy (8 votes)
* Wii Sports (5 votes)
* Animal Crossing (3 votes)
* Smash Brothers X (3 votes)
* Runners up: WarioWare, Fire Emblem, Sonic and the Secret Rings and Elebits

What they expect from PS3:
* Extremely high expectations (48%)
* High expectations (32%)
* Don't expect much (18%)

What they expect from Xbox 360:
* Not expecting much (45%)
* High expectations (40%)
* Extremely high expectations (13%)

What they expect from Wii:
* Extremely high expectations (63%)
* High expectations (36%)
* Not expecting much (1%)

Favorite PS3 part:
* Visual power (19 votes)
* Overall hardware specs (10 votes)
* Cell's computation abilities (9 votes)
* Built-in hard disk (3 votes)
* Blu-Ray (3 votes).
* Also mentioned: PSP connectivity, online functionality, the 6-axis control system and brand power associated with PlayStation and Blu-Ray.

Favorite Xbox 360 part:
* Xbox Live (18 votes)
* System's ease of development (13 votes)
* Connectivity with Windows Vista (12 votes)
* Visual power (6 votes)
* Overall hardware balance (4 votes).
* Also mentioned: the system's demo download service, ranking system and strength of sales in the North American market

Favorite Wii part:
* Wiimote (34 votes)
* Wii Connect 24 (9 votes)
* Virtual Console (6 votes)
* Ease of development (4 votes)
* Console price (3 votes)
* Also mentioned: hardware size, the concept of moving your body, and the focus on light users

OutLaw6199d ago (Edited 6199d ago )

It doesn't matter what Japan thinks, I live in America. So this news has no effect on my decision of what console I choose.

Do the same poll here in America with game developers and I guarantee the outcome will favor the 360 first and the PS3 last.

6199d ago

how this poll will make ppl angry ... they are only #'s ... is clear that japanese dont need us ( usa ) just like DS is better in japan then psp .. but in america psp is better then DS

OutLaw6199d ago

You have it wrong, this doesn't make me angry. I was just pointing out that Japan has no effect on my decision on the console war.

If anything I would love for the PS3 to make it big here in America because I definitely want one. But first they have to convince me is it worth getting one.

zypher6199d ago (Edited 6199d ago )

"jap"? "F**K EM!!!!"? kinda racial don't you think, especially over something as trivial as a video game console? and just so that you know, US and UK developers/publishers pretty much feel the same way as JapANESE developers, with the 360 fairing a bit better. however, no matter how you break it down, most developers see the PS3 as being the marginal victor overall of the next-gen console war. but those are developers, who think commercially and business-like. me personally, no matter who "wins", us gamers are the ultimate winners. sure, the fanBOYS may lose, with them having their idiotic loyalties to Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo--as if their lives depended upon said corporations' success--but really, who cares about fanboys at all?


Hey i was not talking about you ...lol i'm just saying that there are so much fan's for everything i do agree that ps3 have alot and i mean alot of work to do cuz they are taking steps back everyday now ...lol

OutLaw6199d ago

Sorry for the misunderstanding I thought you were responding to my comment.

LAWMAN6199d ago

A 3rd party developer will likely invest it's resources in something that has global appeal rather that one niche market. If the PS3 sells well in the two biggest markets, then the PS3 will begin to have more and more 3rd party developers to invest their resources for that system.

Darth Gamer6199d ago

After seeing this data, (even though I know it means absolutely nothing realy) I am starting to become a little upset and disgusted with the amount of stupidity and bias the Japanese are and have towards the US. It really is sad and pathetic. The XBOX360 could be 50 times more powerful than the ps3 and it would still do poorly in Japan. Why? Because of ethnic and brand loyalty. Anyone that thinks this is not true, is an idiot IMO. America should be taking notes truthfully. Our economy might be doing much better.

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Chronical6199d ago

Its funny how there are more votes for 360 games then PS3. Im eager to see when Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey come out if 360 sales will increase

Marty83706199d ago

Mistake X360 has already gone down,and thats before PS3 & Wii launch.lol

Chronical6199d ago

Im talking about the Wii and PS3 and comparing them. Learn how to read POS fan

sparco6199d ago

Stop being such a sad lil fan boy. Tell me how exactly the 360 has goen down already. Is something scareing you? The sales numbers maybe?

bilal6199d ago

they would realise that wii is a gimik...
it would go down after the initial burst...
360 have better chances of goining up this time..
and ps3 would definitely go up...

Boink6199d ago

well I can guess where the comments on this news post will end up...