Earning widespread praise as it released half-a-decade past, it seems that (obtained) developer Atooi believed Mutant Mudds Collection would be a breakout victory for the Nintendo Switch. But, despite recent reports of breakout earnings numbers along with instant fortunes for Cartoon games to the Nintendo platform, Watsham is flagging that some developers should temper expectations.
Writing in a especially blunt Blogspot post, Watsham talks at length about the current state of Atooi’s events including forthcoming projects. But something which seems most noteworthy is the recorded sales numbers of his flagship IP, Mutant Mudds Collection. Specifically, he noted that the game “has offered only ‘OK’” using a present sell-through of less than 7,500 copies.
Much more unexpected was the lack of sales, despite a heavy advertising push. According to Wattsham, this comprised a 33% reduction on pre-orders (from $14.99 to $9.99), hefty Facebook marketing and engagement, and even an appearance and plug on publication IGN’s Nintendo Voice Chat Podcast. Sad to say, the launch was not the sales success that he had heard from other developers in the field.
A lot of Watsham’s website post was spent Wondering why Dodge Roll’s Enter the Gungeon which released at exactly the identical time (at precisely the same price point) goes to market 1000 percent more, approximately 75,000 copies. Among the various speculated reasons was Dodge Roll’therefore choice to utilize writer Devolver Digital, or Nintendo’s sociable media engagement as it came into Enter the Gungeon. But 1 matter not touched in his blog article is that Mutant Mudds has emerged in many types on Nintendo platforms for both Nintendo 3DS and Wii U; nonetheless, Enter the Gungeon had just been available on non-handheld systems, notably the PC, PS4, along with Xbox One.
Thankfully, the tepid success isn’t acting as a deterrent for Watsham who is still intending major releases in the near future — alongside the list being Xeodrifter, available on February 15. As mentioned above, Mutant Mudds Collection is currently accessible for Nintendo Switch (and you must absolutely pick up it).