Damn, Super Meat Boy Is Selling Well On Nintendo Switch
Super Meat Boy, the difficult platformer from developer Team Meat that originally launched in 2010, arrived for the Nintendo Switch last week. The game is off to a great start in terms of sales, it seems. The studio said on Twitter that first-day sales came "shockingly close" to matching how well the game sold on Xbox 360 when it launched in 2010. "That's nuts," the studio said.
The next Super Meat Boy game, Super Meat Boy Forever, is coming to Switch (and other platforms) in the future, and the strong debut for Super Meat Boy appears to bode well for the next release. Team Meat joked, "Now I'm pretty excited about Super Meat Boy Forever for the Switch...Imma buy [Minecraft creator Markus Persson's] house."
Me looking at Super Meat Boy on Switch sales stats. pic.twitter.com/0RKWHODG8s— Team Meat (@SuperMeatBoy) January 12, 2018
Persson sold Minecraft to Microsoft and made a lot of money from the sale. He used some of that to buy a $70 million mansion in Los Angeles, outbidding Jay-Z and Beyonce for it.
Super Meat Boy for Switch is currently available for $15 on the Switch's digital store. A physical version is coming later. New for the Switch edition is a two-player split-screen mode called "Race Mode." You can use this mode for individual levels, random ones, or the full game, with options for light and dark.
The trials of tribulations that Team Meat went through to create Super Meat Boy was one of the stories told in the independent film Indie Game: The Movie. The game was developed by Edmund McMillen and Tommy Refenes, and it debuted on Xbox 360 as part of Microsoft's Game Feast promotion. It was also released for PS4, PlayStation Vita, and Wii U.
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