Indie Publisher Suggests Small Indie Games Might Be Struggling On PS4 Right Now

Nowhere Prophet recently released on Switch, PS4, and Xbox One, following the deck-building its 2019 release on PC, and it marks the first time that publisher No More Robots has released a game for Sony’s system. The publisher also has Descenders coming to PS4 on August 25–but if sales of their first release are an indicator of what to expect, the publisher might withdraw from releasing on Sony systems completely.

Kotaku Australia picked up on tweets from Mike Rose, the owner of No More Robots, indicating that sales for Nowhere Prophet on PS4 have been terrible. Although he does not provide specific figures, sales were much, much higher on Switch than PS4–20 times higher, in fact.

Finally had our first PS4 launch last week!
If you’re wondering whether smaller games sell on PS4 right now
Our opening weekend sales on PS4 were 5% of our Nintendo Switch opening weekend sales haha
aka we barely sold anything at all on PS4

— Mike Rose (@RaveofRavendale) August 3, 2020

In another tweet, Rose said that the Xbox One and Switch ports made enough money to cover the cost of porting within hours of release, but the PS4 version has struggled so much that Rose can’t see the publisher releasing more games on the system in the future.

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Author: James O’Connor