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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.

Life of the Black Panther is the most power hungry game of this generation. It's a known fact.



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Pinkie_pie said:
This is the first time I heard of this game. 10:1 is very impressive indeed. Seems like low budget games sell more on the switch than on ps4 and xbox one. I wonder will monster boy be the first 3rd party game to sell 1 million on the switch.

I assume that some low budget games sell more on PS4 while others sell more on Switch.



Megiddo said:

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.

"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?"

> Because there are more PS4 owners than Switch owners.

"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."

> For what it's worth, Dark Souls on Switch is currently outselling the PS4 version on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/Dark-Souls-Remastered-PlayStation4-PlayStation-4/dp/B078Y4FR14/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1521228118&sr=8-1&keywords=dark%2Bsouls&th=1

https://www.amazon.com/Dark-Souls-Remastered-Nintendo-Switch/dp/B078YM9ZL5/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1521228120&sr=8-1&keywords=dark%2Bsouls%2Bswitch&th=1

"But there is no surprise whatsoever that this sorta basic cutesy mobile-esque game isn't doing well on PS4."

> It could still be doing well on PS4 just not as well as on Switch.

Last edited by KLAMarine - on 16 March 2018

I have a feeling that indie gamers originally playing indie games on their PS4 all got a Switch for their future indie gaming. Am I wrong?

Also, this reminded me to preorder the game.



Mar1217 said:
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.

Life of the Black Panther is the most power hungry game of this generation. It's a known fact.

Nah, I was thinking more like something like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfiS_PV3V-4



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Megiddo said:

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.

What makes you think 2D games are inferior to 3D games? Undertale sold over 3 million copies on Steam alone for example. Stardew Valley did even better with over 3.6 million copies sold on Steam. Hollow Knight already sold over 800K copies.

Hellblade only sold 300K copies on Steam.

Also that footage is old, they have improved on the art-style since then (just read their blog and look at the screenshots).

Indies sell better on Switch than any other platform because they're often just as good as the other versions, but with the added benefit of portability. Nintendo also heavily pushes indie games with their "Nindie" brand. They often promote indie games in the News section of the Nintendo Switch, they feature indie games like Rocket League and Undertale at E3 or Nintendo directs and they hold Nindie Showdown livestreams which focuses exclusively on the promising indie games coming to the Switch.

Stop trying to turn this into console wars and act like the PS4 is better because it sells more "big boy" games. It's condescending and far from the truth.



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Megiddo said:
Mar1217 said:

Life of the Black Panther is the most power hungry game of this generation. It's a known fact.

Nah, I was thinking more like something like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfiS_PV3V-4

And what else ?  This game is not representative of the current indie scene right now you know ?



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Megiddo said:

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.

For a gaming community that has no clue what's in their console's online store unless its made by a AAA publisher, there sure was a massive backlash when Sony allowed ★★★★★ 1000 Top Rated into their storefront.

By the way, I game on multiple consoles as well as PC, and I still play and appreciate indie games as well as the big name releases.  If someone can't enjoy a game on the sole basis that it isn't a $60 big budget "Triple A" release, then I feel bad for them as a person.



Alkibiádēs said:

Stop trying to turn this into console wars and act like the PS4 is better because it sells more "big boy" games. It's condescending and far from the truth.

This thread's title inherently invokes a console war. A dime-a-dozen 2-d platformer has 10 times more preorders on the Switch than the PS4. I mean, the obviously reaction is a "Duh!" That's the Switch's bread-and-butter. It's hardly thread-worthy particularly since the game looks so bad. Make it about Owlboy as that's an actually good 2-d platformer. I'll be curious to see how it does on PS4 in a few months.



Nintendo Switch and Ps4 both have alot of shovelware indies though Nintendo fans know how to find great games on the eshop



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