Enough has probably been said about just how well the Switch is doing. After a massive first year in 2017 with some huge first-party titles including The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey, 2018 managed to keep the pace not only because of a few late monster hits (Pokémon: Let’s Go and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate), but also because it has become a real haven for smaller, independent-studio developed titles.
This has been great for Nintendo as it has helped them keep the Switch’s momentum and interest going (one of the major reasons the Wii U flopped). However, most of these partnerships have proven very beneficial for the smaller studios too especially in terms of exposure and sales. But just how beneficial? According to a tweet released by FDG Entertainment (publisher of the recent Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom game) having Monster Boy on the Switch is not only “their the most profitable console business ever” but it is outselling the PS4 and Xbox One versions combined at a ratio of 8:1.
And that’s just a staggeringly eye-opening statistic to say the least, and bodes very well for the Switch as it continues to perform as the new home for Indie games.
Nintendo Switch continues to amaze us. Not only does it bring so much joy with its original games, it’s also the most profitable console business ever for us. It’s another universe in regards of sales numbers. #MonsterBoyGame ratio is 8:1 #NintendoSwitch vs everything else. 🙌🎉 pic.twitter.com/q1VKlQkevz
— FDG Entertainment (@FDG_Games) January 8, 2019