The List May Surprise You
Not long after a short but sweet Nindies Showcase Direct yesterday, Nintendo — as part of a press panel at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) — revealed the ten top-selling indie games on Switch.
A few of them are definite no-brainers but there are a handful of surprises as well. According to Nintendo of America’s Daemon Baker, the list does not contain lifetime sales figures and are in no particular order. The list is as follows:
- SteamWorld Dig 2
- Stardew Valley
- Fast RMX
- Golf Story
- Enter the Gungeon
- Overcooked Special Edition
- NBA Playgrounds
- Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove
We love seeing heavy-hitters like Steamworld Dig 2, Golf Story, and Stardew Valley make the list, as those games most definitely deserve the success, but it’s also surprising to see games like Fast RMX and NBA Playgrounds sell so well. We’re thinking it’s driven by the fact that both games were released so early on in the Switch’s life cycle, and that Switch owners were itching for something to play. That’s no knock on Fast RMX; that game is solid.
Fans will be happy to know that Nintendo also revealed that they will be updating the Nintendo Switch eShop in order for indie titles to have better discoverability. There are well over 500 games on the eShop, and it’s getting harder for Nindies to get their spotlight.
“We’ve heard the feedback from yourselves, from fans, loud and clear, about the limitations of the Nintendo eShop,” said Baker at GDC. “I can assure you steps are being taken over the course of the year to improve the functionality in terms of discoverability and visibility, to highlight all of that great content.”
While Nintendo didn’t provide a timeframe for when this update will drop, we think it might make sense to release it sometime around the launch of the Switch’s online service in September.
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