Over at the wonderful land of Neogaf, a Frozenbyte developer – makers of Trine 2 – has spoken some words about his experience with WiiU’s e-shop, as well as Playstation Network and Xbox Live Arcade. Going by the name of “JoelFB”, he states:
I can’t disclose sales numbers as per Nintendo’s policy (not that we’d be the first in line to do that anyway), but we are happy with them. And by contrast we are not happy with the XBLA/PSN numbers – it seems like they are very hit-driven nowadays and only the top-3 or top-10 games really sell well unless there’s a huge marketing budget attached or similar hype garnered through other means. Quality by itself doesn’t seem to matter much. This is bad news for us because quality is our strongest weapon in the marketing/quality/positioning triangle.
Anyhow I’m fairly confident in saying that Wii U will be our best console platform.
He then went on to say that having a discount for the NA version of Trine 2 the way that Europe got one was “not yet going to be possible”, but that they definitely are looking to replicate in North America the success they’re having in Europe whenever it becomes possible.
He also talks about the upcoming Australia and New Zealand versions of the game, and the incoming patch for all versions. You can read his entire statement over at neogaf.