The demand for indie titles on the Switch continues. Elden Pixels has revealed its 8-bit adventure Alwa’s Awakening has had an incredibly strong launch week on Nintendo’s eShop. According to the developer, it has sold as much in its first week on Switch as it did in its entire launch month on Steam last year. No exact figures were provided. The head of the small indie studio also mentioned how Steam sales in 2018 had outperformed the previous year, citing discounts as the main reason.
This, of course, isn’t the first time we’ve heard about strong indie sales on the Switch. Not long ago, the developer behind Salt And Sanctuary revealed the game had sold “super well” in its first week on the eShop – with numbers rivalling the first week of Steam sales. Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King also had higher sales numbers on the Switch compared to Valve’s digital service. In the past, other games including Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, Hollow Knight and Death Squared have also sold exceptionally well since releasing on the Switch eShop.
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