The Wii U has a bad rap among many 3rd party publishers, but generally the 3DS has seen favorable reception. Setting that aside, the 3DS in particular has started to show success for indie games, where certain quality titles are actually outperforming the general consensus indie game champion platform, Steam. Of course, for us gamers it shouldn't overly matter what platform sells the most of what game, but what does matter to those who only own specific platforms, say a 3DS, would be getting support from developers, especially the indie crowd where Nintendo has been extremely friendly. We all want the opportunity to play games on our platform of choice, right?
Turns out some old dogs can't learn new tricks, as former Criterion boss Alex Ward, who now runs indie studio Three Fields Entertainment 2014, claims his company will support every platform that allows self publishing. Apparently the 3DS and Wii U are not considered such platforms, despite the fact that both do openly allow self publishing. When a fan points out how recent indie games have seen greater success on Wii U and 3DS over steam, Alex Ward... literally yawns in response. Head inside to see the exchange.