Nintendo’s financial results for the 2016 fiscal year published a few days ago confirmed the overwhelmingly positive launch of the company’s new strategy. And if first-party games have already found their way in the houses of millions of gamers without much surprise (ex. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sold at more than one million copies in a week), one of the biggest challenge for Nintendo is now to secure a large catalogue of successful third-party games on the Switch eShop. To respond to that, Inti Creates – one of the earliest indy developers to back the Nintendo Switch – shared a bit of information on the sales of its title Blaster Master Zero.
This morning, Wall Street Journal reporter Takashi Mochizuki announced on his Twitter account that Blaster Master Zero was downloaded over 80,000 times so far on the Nintendo Switch eShop. Given that it took 6 months of production and a 35-members team for Inti Creates to give birth to this NES remake on the Switch, it’s a more than encouraging performance for all the third-party developers out there who believe in Nintendo’s new platform.
— Takashi Mochizuki (@mochi_wsj) May 12, 2017