August 13, 2008 - Game Developer Research has surveyed more than 2,000 members of the videogame industry to find out which gaming platforms they were spending most of their time with. All of the participants polled were from North America and read either gaming industry site Gamasutra.com or Game Developer magazine.
According to the survey, 70-percent of all the applicants who replied said that they were making games for either the PC or Mac. The console platforms, combined as a whole, amounted to 43-percent of the pie; while 28-percent said that they were designing games for Web platforms. Rounding out the last place was the handheld platforms with 16-percent of the pie.
Upon further analysis of the console figures, 73-percent of the console developers surveyed said that they were making games for Microsoft's Xbox 360. In second place was Sony's PlayStation 3 with 58-percent. It is important to note that these percentages include cross-platform games. In third place was Nintendo's Wii, with 42-percent responding that they were working on a Wii game. Rounding out the fourth spot was the PlayStation 2 with 15-percent.