Oceanhorn sold more copies on Switch than on all other consoles combined

FDG Entertainment “We can also confirm #Switch being a great home 4 Indies. #Oceanhorn sold more copies on #NintendoSwitch than all other consoles combined.

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JaguarEvolved253d ago

Lol. The switch doesn't have a lot of games to choose from so chances are whatever is released on the console will sell well

Neonridr253d ago

a shit game is still a shit game, a good game is a good game. technically a game that releases on a console with 60 million users should not be outsold by a console that has 5. But way to spin anything to get your point across.

Movefasta1993252d ago

That's a terrible argument,you could say the same about the wiiu when it launched with so many 3rd party games like ac3 ect.there user base didn't have plenty to play but what happened?

GameBoyColor252d ago

nice spinning you're doing here lol

Kun_ADR252d ago (Edited 252d ago )

Actually the Switch has many games. Oceanhorn is no where near the top of Switch's must have list, as there are many other games that are better than it. Plus, Oceanhorn is available on so many platforms already even before the Switch is released.

Try harder next time.

IGiveHugs2NakedWomen252d ago

Oceanhorn has dozens of AAA exclusives to compete with on PS4. PS4 owners probably didn't even notice it's release. I certainly didn't. Never heard of the game until yesterday.

Lexreborn2252d ago

@move Isn't this like the same thing that was being said for PSVita with its software attach rate vs the 80million consoles?

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wonderfulmonkeyman252d ago

LOL, no. That's bullshit and you know it.

There's over 300 on it already, that number is growing daily, and the percentage of shovelware is so low that you'd have to struggle to find more than 10 that aren't worth looking into for most people.

On just my list of games that I want alone, there's no less than 77 games that I think most Switch owners will either already have and love, or are going to be glad to own once they release.
If you really think most Switch owners are starved for games, then you're deluded. That's all I can say.XD


Atelier Liddy & Soeur: Alchemists of the Mysterious Painting

Away: Journey to the Unexpected

Axiom Verge

Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack

Blade Strangers

Blaster Master Zero

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Cave Story+

Disgaea 5 Complete

Double Dragon IV

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

Dragon: Marked for Death

Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires

Enter the Gungeon

Fast RMX

Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star


Fear Effect Reinvented

Fire Emblem Warriors

Flip Wars

Forsaken Castle

Gear Club Unlimited

Harvest Moon: Light of Hope

Has-Been Heroes

Hollow Knight

I Am Setsuna

Implosion - Never Lose Hope

L.A. Noire

Lego City Undercover

Lost Sphear

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Mighty Gunvolt Burst

Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition

Minecraft: Story Mode - The Complete Adventure

Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom

Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon

One Piece: Unlimited World Red Deluxe Edition


Pokkén Tournament DX

Project Octopath Traveler (tentative)

Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition


Resident Evil: Revelations Collection

Retro City Rampage DX

Rocket League

Rogue Trooper Redux

Samurai Warriors: Spirit of Sanada

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove

Sonic Mania

Stardew Valley

Splatoon 2

SteamWorld Dig 2

Super Bomberman R

Super Mario Odyssey

Super Meat Boy

Super Meat Boy Forever


The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The Unlikely Legend of Rusty Pup

Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes


Untitled BlazBlue game

Untitled Pokémon game

Untitled Shin Megami Tensei game

Untitled Story of Seasons game

Untitled Tales game


Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate

Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap

Worms W.M.D

Xenoblade Chronicles 2


aawells07252d ago

Kinda what I was thinking actually and that's not at all a slight towards the Switch as it's a nice piece of kit. Some games tend to get drowned out by the constant game releases not talking about the AAA games but the smaller games that noone really hears about.

indyman77252d ago

If it was about how many games then don't you think a game like Disgaea5 complete would sell even more!

oNIXo252d ago (Edited 252d ago )

@wonderfulmonkeyman All those are games that haven't been released yet, and many of them are ports of "old" games. Also, if those games were out, do you think that Oceanhorn would have sold as well as it did? JaguarEvolved wasn't saying that the switch doesn't have games coming out, he was saying there aren't games out NOW and if there were Ocenhorn wouldn't have sold as well.

People don't like the truth.

When it released on PC, it had to contend with The Binding of Issac, CoD: Advanced Warfare, Assassin's Creed Unity, a WoW expansion, Dragon Age Inquisition, and Far Cry 4 When Oceanhorn released on PS4 there were 35 other games released in the same month. When Oceanhorn released on the switch, 5 other games released that month: Cars 3, Cave Story +, Gonner, Mighty Gunvolt Burst, and Shantae: Half-Genie Hero. The only other game worth anything was Cave Story, and that released in 2004. Another 17 games released on Switch in July, and another 20 released last month. 43 games over 3 months and many of those games are years old or shovelware. So, yeah. It sold better on the Switch.

I love how people are going to disagree with facts too.

Eonjay252d ago

I don't know about the Switch but I have been meaning to get this on Vita... doing so now...

Smokingunz252d ago

That's not necessarily true, I'll say half am half in between right and wrong

sd11252d ago

They currently lack quantity, but quality wise they are excelling this year.

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CaptainObvious878252d ago

I guess most people on other consoles bought that new AAA game. You know the one? The one that wouldn't be at all possible on the switch.

cleft5252d ago (Edited 252d ago )

So... this is a problem for AAA Indie developers because???? If anything this just shows their is a prime market on the Switch looking to buy games, not just Nintendo 1st party games, but good games. That is great news. The fact that these guys found success for a game that is basically a Zelda inspired clone (with its own flair of course) on the console that people can just buy Zelda on is amazing.

It's a great sign and I hope it continues for more games. Where a developer finds success matters less than the fact that they did in fact find success. Also, you are arguing semantics. There are enough games on the Switch for this one to be ignored, but it wasnt and thats the real news.

sk8ofmnd251d ago

Haha no shit... Gamers bought destiny 2 while switch owners bought erm not destiny 2 😂. Spot on

EddieNX 253d ago (Edited 253d ago )

I finished it in about 11 hours. Decent game but not great, really easy as well, puzzles and combat. Still worth a go if u want a cheap, decent Zelda-like. Soundtrack is good. Reminds me of Phantom hour glass and Spirit tracks except they're both pretty brilliant.


The Switch is the logical place to play indies like this.

nitus10252d ago

Actually, the game reminds me of Zelda Windwaker with a revamped Final Fantasy 10 soundtrack.

As for finishing the game in 11 hours did you do it with a guide and did you get 100% in all quests?

EddieNX 252d ago

Pretty much did everything got the Coral sabre and did every Island yes.

It felt way too easy like I was just breaking through it without thinking or trying.

CyberSentinel253d ago

Fewer games on switch, means it stands out more.

It also helps that it's a Zelda clone.

GordonKnight252d ago

Wonderboy did the same thing. It's sold more on the switch than Xbox one & PS4 combined.

sk8ofmnd251d ago

Also the fact gamers not on switch are playing a game not on switch (destiny 2).

bluefox755252d ago

It's a lesser known indie game. Of course it's not going to be less popular on real consoles. I'm not saying it's bad, but lets not pretend it was a hit.

ONESHOTV2252d ago

Real consoles ? What is that

CaptainObvious878252d ago (Edited 252d ago )

Something more powerful than a ps3 that can handle very complex games while also employing antialiasing and a steady framerate

The 10th Rider252d ago (Edited 252d ago )


So anything before the PS4/Xbox One/Wii U gen isn't a real console? Also handhelds have never been real consoles. Interesting. Not to mention a Switch is more powerful than a PS3 so I guess it fits the bill of a real console under your definition.

awdevoftw252d ago

Cool game. Got my physical copy from limited run. I like physical better.

Fist4achin252d ago

Same here! Since it was only available from limited run, there were only a couple thousand in a physical format. If it were a widespread physical console release, im sure it would have done better.

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