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Blossom Tales sells double the amount of units on Switch launch day vs. lifetime sales on Steam

Posted on December 22, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop

Blossom Tales, a new 2D Zelda-inspired game from FDG Entertainment and Castle Pixel, launched on Switch yesterday. An early report indicates that the game is doing extremely well.

FDG sent out a tweet earlier today stating that Blossom Tales managed to sell double the amount of copies on Switch launch day than the Steam version did in its lifetime. The company wrote:


Blossom Tales is out now on the eShop, and is currently a console exclusive.

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  • Aline Piroutek

    PC Gaming isnt for indies.
    PC Gamers are too busy buying AAA titles for less than consoles.
    PC Gamers only buy indies when they’re too low on price.

    • jimmy

      Dont you mean PC gamers are too busy buying games in infinite beta?

      • Aline Piroutek

        Huehuahea Beta GotY candidate.

    • DeltaPeng

      It does make some sense that the PC gamers would be more focused on graphics so they’d want AA/AAA games more.

      I agree with others though that it’s very hard to find good games (or games that fit my preferences) on Steam. The prices are good, but just way too many games, and the ones I tend to choose I tend not to enjoy as much as console gaming.

      I know there’s some great local multiplayer type games on PC/Steam, but those games are so much better on the portability / ease of consoles (standardized controllers, and with Switch, super portability)

    • ben

      There are exceptions. Like graphically intensive indies but apart from that most people prefer the smaller production value games on a console that makes them look good.. the switch is that console.

  • DiscoGentleman

    Great news for them. I have my eye on it and will pick it up in the future.

  • Mark

    I love news like this. It makes me hopeful that Switch will continue to see some of Steam’s best games – or possibly, that Switch could be the dominant platform for Indies one day. Blossom Tales looks excellent and fun.

  • Woohoo!

  • FutureFox

    Because Steam makes it impossible for a game to really stand out. Switch being a new platform gives indies a chance to shine in public where as on Steam its just another drop in the bucket. Another way to put it: people know about the game by virtue of it coming to Switch, console everyone has their eyes and attention on.

    • Dumdum

      Also, there’s always a whole slew of releases on Steam every couple of days. Unlike the eShop where there are only a couple released per week. If all indies moved development towards the Switch, you’d also get the same problems with getting your game to be noticed as a developer.

  • TimG57867

    To put it in perspective this game launched in March on Steam. Really shows what a clogged mess Steam has become. It’s now the iOS of PC. It’s massive install base doesn’t make up for how impossible it is to get noticed without aggressive marketing there.