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Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap on Switch sold more than all other versions combined

Posted on September 11, 2017 by (@OnePunchMaz) in News, Switch eShop

The folks over at Gamasutra recently talked to several indie developers about the Switch – about what’s like to develop for the system, how Nintendo got into contact with them, and so on. One of the developers they interviewed was Omar Cornut from Lizardcube, the team responsible for Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap. It seems the game did quite well on the Switch – Cornut said that they sold “more copies of Wonder Boy on the Switch than the three other platforms we released on combined”. Definitely a sign of a smaller games library and thus more exposure for smaller titles, but good news nonetheless for developers and Nintendo alike.

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  • Shonenfan

    Nintendo switch is on a roll! Its great to hear so many positive things about switch!

  • Fernando Silva

    When it gets physical is day one buy =D

  • Dayph

    And, however, they will give a physical retail version to PS4 and not to Switch. Switch retail edition now! (I haven’t bought it digital because I’m waiting for it).

    • Fernando Silva

      I haven’t bought it digital because I’m waiting for it [2]

    • Shonenfan

      Same here! Can’t wait for them to announce a physical switch version!

    • Loyb

      Nintendo won’t let Limited Run Games publish on Switch yet, or else there would have been a physical copy there too.

    • because the PS4 version selling bad

    • Cesar Miyamoto

      are they going to release a physical version at all? and when is the release date?

  • AJK

    It’s also about knowing your audience. Nintendo fans are far more likely to enjoy old school games and platformers in general. Hopefully devs will learn this and give us versions of classic games at the same time as other consoles and in physical versions now.

    • Good point~. I think it’s that, and that Nintendo fans enjoy more variety in their art styles, designs and color palettes. (Not that the other two don’t, but there’s less stigma about “kiddy games.”)

    • R.Z.

      I hope Capcom is paying attention to what you’re saying.
      😛

  • Bart

    Switch owners have good taste then, no real surprise there. 🙂

  • Shane

    How shocking! An old game selling on a Nintendo system. Microsoft and Sony fans are looking for newer games so this one wasn’t even on their radar. A Dark Souls Trilogy would sell about 10k copies on the Switch

    • AJK

      Are you mad Dark Souls would sell like crazy on the switch. Nintendo fans are used to tough games. ‘Nes hard’ is a phrase for a reason.

  • LMAO I bet Sonic Mania and Forces will do the same.

  • Roto Prime

    ITS COMING OUT HARD COPY!!! Now I can play it too <3

  • Exy

    No, their testing results are wrong. It’s supposed to be less than the other platforms combined. Get with the program, Lizardcube!

  • Wow~! That’s great. And I hope that even as the library grows, the Switch is home to these smaller (but solid!) titles, and that they continue to perform well.