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Wii U eShop Indie Friendly

Wii U’s eShop is more like Apple and Steam, than PlayStation and Xbox.

That’s according to a spokesperson for Trine developers, Frozenbyte.

CVG reports that Frozenbyte’s Marketing manager, Mikael Haveri said Nintendo’s eShop is comparable to Apple and Steam, rather than other online gaming services, because it offers indie developers choice and flexibility.

“We have the power to price our products as we please, with just some basic guidelines from the big guys. We can set our own pricing and actually continue on setting our own sales whenever we want. It is very close to what Apple and Steam are doing at the moment, and very indie friendly,” he said.

Wii U eShop Frozenbyte's Mikael Haveri believes that the Wii U eShop provides better opportunities for indie developers.

Nintendo doesn’t require “basic payments for each patch”, which Haveri said “were pretty high on most platforms”, because indie developers are able to update their games as often as they choose.

Haveri believes that the Wii U eShop “looks to be a far superior channel to be a part of [sic]” and that Nintendo “is definitely going in the right direction as far as small developers are concerned.”