There are only a few games as known on the Nintendo 3DS compared to Jools Wathsam’s Mutant Mudds. Earning widespread praise when it released half-a-decade ago, it seems that (obtained) programmer Atooi believed Mutant Mudds Collection would be a breakout success for your Nintendo Switch. But, despite recent reports of breakout sales amounts along with instant bundles for Cartoon games to the Nintendo stage, Watsham is flagging that some developers should temper expectations.
Writing in a notably candid Blogspot article, Watsham talks at length about the present state of Atooi’s affairs including upcoming projects. But one thing that seems most noteworthy is that the recorded sales numbers of the flagship IP, Mutant Mudds Collection. Specifically, he noted that the game “has sold only ‘OK’” with a current sell-through of less than 7,500 copies.
Even more unexpected was the lack of earnings, despite a heavy marketing push. According to Wattsham, this included a 33% discount on pre-orders (from $14.99 to $9.99), hefty Facebook marketing and involvement, and even an appearance and plug-in book IGN’s Nintendo Voice Chat Podcast. Sad to say, the launch wasn’t the sales success he had learned from other developers in the field.
Much of Watsham’s blog article was spent imagining why Dodge Roll’s Enter the Gungeon which released at precisely the exact same time (in exactly the identical price point) goes to sell 1000% more, roughly 75,000 copies. Among the different theorized reasons was Dodge Roll’s decision to work with writer Devolver Digital, or Nintendo’s social media participation as it arrived into Enter the Gungeon. However, 1 thing not touched in my own blog article is that Mutant Mudds has emerged in several types on Nintendo platforms for both Nintendo 3DS and Wii U; meanwhile, Enter the Gungeon had only been accessible 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 planning important releases in the long run — next on the record becoming Xeodrifter, on February 15. As mentioned previously, Mutant Mudds Collection is currently accessible for Nintendo Switch (and you must certainly pick it up).