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Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap developer Lizardcube has revealed the Switch version of the game has outsold all other versions combined.

Chris Kerr, News Editor

September 11, 2017

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It seems indies are taking to the Switch. In Gamasutra's recent 'Rise of the Nindies' feature, Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap developer Lizardcube revealed the Switch version of the game has outsold all other versions combined. 

That's no mean feat, especially when you consider the platformer is also available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC -- which have a fairly hefty install base individually, let alone together.

Lizardcube isn't the only studio to see success on the Switch. Responding to the story on Twitter, Forma.8 developer MixedBag explained they "had pretty much the same experience."

"We sold more copies [of Forma.8] on iOS, but we have (a lot) higher revenues on Switch because we launched the game at a higher price," tweeted the studio. "So in the end the Switch version of Forma.8 is the most successful one right now."

Shedding a bit more light on the situation, MixedBag claimed the Switch release outsold the PS4, Vita, Wii U, Xbox One, and Steam versions combined. 

You can find out what other indies make of the Switch by checking out our full 'Rise of the Nindies' feature right here.

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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