Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom on the Nintendo Switch sold 8:1 compared to the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game.
Released in early December, Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom is side-scrolling action platformer developed by Game Atelier and published by FDG Entertainment. The game is an official sequel to the Wonder Boy series of games first released in 1986.
The publisher tweeted the interesting fact earlier today, explaining how the Switch version was the more profitable for them:
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
Although not accurate to date, the most recent sales number we have were revealed on December 12 when the publisher announced the game had sold 50,000 units. Going by that number, at that time around 44,400 copies of the game were purchased on Switch.
This isn’t the first time publisher FDG Entertainment has enjoyed such huge success on Nintendo’s console. Their previous release Oceanhorn also sold more copies on the Nintendo Switch than the PS4 and Xbox One combined.
We can also confirm #Switch being a great home 4 Indies! #Oceanhorn sold more copies on #NintendoSwitch than all other consoles combined. <3 pic.twitter.com/bUzSoSeFWR
— FDG Entertainment (@FDG_Games) September 12, 2017
A few months before that Blossom Tales was revealed to have sold 20 times as much as the Steam version of the game.
#BlossomTales #NintendoSwitch sales have now surpassed #Steam sales by a factor of 20! We're incredibly thankful to everyone who bought the game no matter on which of the platforms but @NintendoAmerica community really was the turnaround for this beautiful game. <3 @castlepixel pic.twitter.com/PSXFFqhPyT
— FDG Entertainment (@FDG_Games) August 27, 2018
Certainly a trend here for the type of games people prefer to playing on the Switch over the Xbox One, PS4 and Switch.
Thoughts on the news? Do you agree with the trend of playing games like Monster Boy on the Switch?
Personally for me playing JRPGs and adventure games is so much fun and enjoyable on the Switch mainly due to being able to pick it up and play it whenever and wherever I want. Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom is available now on Xbox One, PS4 and Switch. A PC version is planned for Early 2019. Read our review of the game here.