The Flame in the Flood Sells Boatloads on Switch

The Flame in the Flood has proven to be a huge success on Nintendo Switch, beating out the Day One sales of all other platforms.

Publishing director Simon Byron took to Twitter to state that the game had ‘absolutely smashed it’ on Switch, with the upcoming game Bomber Crew becoming their most wish listed title ever prior to launch.

Speaking with MCV, Simon elaborated on the success and the resulting affirmation of Switch’s popularity:

“It’s a real relief having our personal enthusiasm for the Switch being backed up with sales success. It’s been incredibly frustrating only having anecdotal evidence about the buzz for Switch titles, so we’ve been genuinely desperate to get a game out there so we could get some hard data ourselves.

“There was a real buzz in the office this morning – [managing director] Jason [Perkins] was in before me, which is very rare indeed – and it was specifically due to the excitement of seeing figures. I had a number in my head which I would be very pleased with – and it was a third over that.

“Indeed, it’s fair to say it’s had its best ever day on any console since we’ve been publishing it, beating any other format we have launched on. It’s done just under half of our first full month forecast in a day.

“There are always nerves around launching a new title – and particularly on a new format – but The Flame In The Flood is a perfect fit on Switch and we’re delighted it’s been received so well. Next up for us on Switch will be Serial Cleaner, with Human: Fall Flat following in December.”

The Switch is currently seeing a vast influx of new indie titles, so the sheer success of The Flame in the Flood should ensure that we continue to see a steady stream in the coming years. Keep it right here on Switch Player for all the details!


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