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The Dragon’s Trap sold more Switch copies than the other platforms combined

Here’s an interesting snippet about just how well Wonder Boy The Dragon’s Trap has sold on Nintendo Switch.

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Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap Switch sales

Here’s an interesting snippet about just how well Wonder Boy The Dragon’s Trap has sold on Nintendo Switch.

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap is a bit good. Actually, that’s something of an understatement – it’s absolutely bloody brilliant.

You can read my review of it; I gave it five stars, the story checks out.

I reviewed the game on PS4, which is a splendid way to play, but during a post-play post mortem, Dan posited that the Nintendo Switch is the best way to play. I’d be inclined to agree with him: the idea of zipping onto the train as Mouse Man or slaying dragons in bed is really rather appealing.

You could argue that the Switch is the best way to play most games, to be fair, and it turns out that fans of Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap agreed. In a recent interview with Gamasutra, as part of a larger piece on porting games to the Switch, Omar Cornut (of Wonder Boy remake developer Lizardcube) revealed that the game has sold more on the Nintendo Switch than all other platforms.

Sorry, that’s all other platforms combined.

So when you take into consideration the far smaller Nintendo Switch user base than the likes of the PS4 or Xbox One, that’s an impressive achievement. It’s also worth mentioning, however, that the PC, Linux and Mac versions of Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap launched later, but let’s not let that detract from what is a deserved success for a brilliant game.

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  1. Marc

    12th September 2017 at 2:14 pm

    Seriously, consider the switch has about two games worth playing and it’s easy to see why a game like this (which I loved) would sell.

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