In just seven months, Nintendo has sold more than 7.5 million Switch consoles, half what the Wii U sold in its entire lifetime. It’s been flying off the shelves and so have Nintendo’s big games. But, then, they almost always do. More surprising is how much success smaller indie games are finding on the Switch.
Almost every indie release on Switch reports that it’s outselling other platforms. Games like Death Squared, Oceanhorn, and Wonderboy: The Dragon’s Trap are all doing better on the Switch than on PC. Other games like Forma.8 sold better on other platforms but made more money from the higher-priced Switch version.
With heavy hitting indies like Super Meat Boy Forever and Rocket League still to come, we got in touch with some of these teams to find out what they think about the success of indie games on the Switch, and what it could mean for the future of indie games on PC.
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