Similar to Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap from Lizardcube, the Zelda-like action-adventure game Oceanhorn from developer Cornfox & Bros. and publisher FDG Entertainment to date has sold better on Nintendo Switch than on every other console.
For those that don’t know: Oceanhorn: Monsters of Uncharted Seas first emerged on the scene back in November of 2013 via an iOS release. Then in 2015 it came to PC and Mac, before coming to PS4, Xbox One, and Android devices in 2016. Then on May 17 of this year it hit PS Vita, before releasing on its latest (and likely last platform), the Nintendo Switch, on June 22.
And despite Oceanhorn hitting PS4 and Xbox One much earlier than Switch, it managed to sell more on the latter platform than all other console platforms combined (PS4, Xbox One, and PS Vita). The news comes via the following tweet:
— FDG Entertainment (@FDG_Games) September 12, 2017
It’s important to note that FDG Entertainment specifically says “consoles,” excluding the game’s PC, Mac, and mobile releases, the latter of which it probably saw its greatest number of sales.
FDG confirmed that “sales have been every good on every platform,” but performed the worst on the ol’ PlayStation Vita.
Sales have been very good on every platform but Vita had the lowest sales in comparison.
— FDG Entertainment (@FDG_Games) September 13, 2017
Despite the PS Vita having much more units in the wild compared to the Switch (and the PS4 and Xbox One having much, much more) the game still sold best on Nintendo’s new platform, which is perhaps a testament to its hardcore early-adopter fanbase that has been hungry for more experiences on the console.
A sequel to Oceanhorn: Monsters of Uncharted Seas, Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm, has been announced and is currently in development.