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Numerous Indie Games Are Selling Best on Switch

The Switch seems to have turned Nintendo’s third-party fortunes around, which is leading to big surprises like a DOOM port and an L.A. Noire port, to name a few. Smaller publishers are bringing their titles to the platform, as well, and now they’re starting to report that they are finding those efforts rewarded in a big way.

VG24/7 reports that Death Squared, Oceanhorn, and Wonder Boy have each sold more units of their Switch versions than they have on other consoles combined.

SMG Studio, the team behind Death Squared, reported it accomplished that feat within three days of launch. The game is also available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, where it released on March 14 of 2017. The Switch version didn’t arrive until July 13, 2017, but was greeted with more interest by consumers and the gaming media alike.

Oceanhorn: Monster of the Uncharted Seas is similarly available on numerous consoles, following its breakout success on iOS and Android devices. Publisher FDG Entertainment notes it sold better on Nintendo Switch “than all other consoles combined,” which is still very impressive. The game released on Nintendo Switch in June, but has been available on Xbox One since September of last year.

Finally, Gamasutra spoke with Omar Cornut of Lizardcube, and the developer mentioned that the studio has sold “more copies of Wonder Boy on the Switch than the three other platforms we released on combined.”

Remarkable success stories are being shared by other developers, and the message is clear: if you’re an indie developer with an interesting game, you should probably make sure you don’t skip bringing it to Switch. That might be exactly where your largest audience is waiting.

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