When it comes to the topic of gaming popularity, most readily agree that gaming as a whole is expanding to new audiences. Where this agreement usually ends, however, is on the question of which platform is contributing the most to this growth. While some are convinced that the console gaming market is the most influential platform in this growth in popularity, others believe that the PC platform’s ubiquity or the ease-of-access to the mobile platform are the main causes of expansion in this market.
I am trying to learn about gaming platform preferences from the perspectives of gamers and game developers
because I want to find out which platform is the most popular to not only develop for but also to play on
in order to inform my reader of which platform they should target when they create games (save time) or which gaming platform to purchase (save money). Market analysis?
“Which gaming platform is most popular to develop for? To what extent is this platform decision influenced by current platform sales, genre, coding platform, etc.”
Next steps are to enumerate game-developer-specific needs or wants in a platform and other factors that may cause a game developer to work a specific platform over another platform, and then find research or surveys in which game developers answer questions like these.
Creating a sliding scale of game topics from most broad to extremely specific helps me find a question that is not too broad, so much so that researching it would take well over 20 pages, and a topic that is not so specific that it could be answered in a paragraph or two. It also helps put your topic into perspective, as my first idea ended up being the most general question on my sliding scale, indicating that it may be too unspecific for actual meaningful and concise research.