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Forums - Nintendo Discussion - Monster Boy Switch preorders 10 times higher than PS4

Why ?



My prediction in 2021.

SW: 30m

PS5 16m

XBS: 7.5m

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Pinkie_pie said:
Mario plus rabbids isn't really a good example of third party. I want to see a third party game selling 1 million on the switch without them slapping marios face on their product

Rocket League, Stardew Valley, Overcooked, Skyrim and Minecraft will all be close to 1 million or past it already. Sonic Mania will probably get there as well eventually. 

Steamworld Dig 2 on Switch sold between five and ten times more than the Steam version according to the CEO of Image & Form. 



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Lawlight said:
Never heard of the game but can’t say I’m surprised. Too much competition on the PS4 for smaller, unknown titles. And especially with PS+, you’d expect those types of games to be free. A bit like Rime.

Are you saying PS is a bad ecosystem for developers?



"The strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must" - Thoukydides

For independent developers of 2-D platformers? Yeah, I'd say that the Switch is a much better ecosystem overall. The PS4 just has too many games that actually take the system to its full capabilities.



Megiddo said:
For independent developers of 2-D platformers? Yeah, I'd say that the Switch is a much better ecosystem overall. The PS4 just has too many games that actually take the system to its full capabilities.

Yep, many games with poor frame rate on the PS4.



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doesnt surprise me in the least



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This is one of those titles that released on the master system but not on the NES that Nintendo fans were jealous of. This is them showing that we want more Master System games to go multiplatform.


Honestly, it is because Nintendo fans are big 2D platformer fans. We did buy 30 million copies of NSMB after all. This should surprise no one. Also, have a game in a cartridge is much better than owning a game on a disc. 



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Megiddo said:
I'm not too surprised. There are a bevy of new PS4 releases whereas the Switch has more people searching the indies for something to play. The portability factor of a Switch is also big for these indie titles.

There are 70 million PS4s out in the wild and counting. One would think Monster Boy on PS4 would do better...



Why would you think that? Why would Monster Boy do better when there's all sorts of other games, ones that are not a simple 2-d platformer, that could be played instead? If this was a game like Hellblade or something, sure, I would be surprised if the Switch version did much better than the PS4/X1 version. But most people who have a PS4 wouldn't even know what Monster Boy is, let alone have any sort of desire to play it.

And now that I've actually seen footage of the game, I'm shocked it's not a mobile game.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_EcK9h-x4M

Yeah, something like this belongs on the Switch. I'm glad that its developers are finding success on that platform. But there is no surprise whatsoever that this sorta basic cutesy mobile-esque game isn't doing well on PS4.

Last edited by Megiddo - on 16 March 2018