The Wonder Boy series feels right at home on Switch. Following the excellent remake, Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap, a new title in the series released last month, Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom. The game launched on Switch, Xbox One, and PS4. After a little more than a month, sales figures have revealed an impressive figure. Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom has sold eight times as many copies on Switch than it did on the other two consoles. COMBINED.
Publisher FDG Entertainment shared the incredible news with gamers via Twitter:
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
It does my heart good seeing a cool series like Wonder Boy do well. It’s funny. I’m almost getting a sense of déjà vu from these outrageous sales numbers.
This announcement is only a little bit of a shock for me. I knew The Dragon’s Trap already sold the most on Switch versus other platforms. Pick up and go platformers tend to do extraordinarily well on Nintendo’s latest, as well. When you can save your progress easily and take your game with you wherever you roam, it makes a world of difference. But to hear about that 8:1 ratio? That is a huge differentiation in performance.
Any musings on Monster Boy and The Cursed Kingdom‘s sales performance on Switch? Shocked by the distinction between the consoles? Digging the new title as much as I loved its predecessor? Leave us a comment down below telling us your feelings!
Arthur Damian is a writer, editor, educator, and lover of video games. Based and living in Brooklyn, NY, he has been gaming since the age of five, from the NES to the Nintendo Switch. His favorite system is the SNES, his favorite game is Chrono Trigger, and you cannot convince him otherwise. He loves dogs, rainbow cookies, Spider-Man, and songs with intricate drum patterns. Arthur is also the Editor-in-Chief at That VideoGame Blog.