Jools Watsham, developer of Chicken Wiggle for the Nintendo 3DS, took to Twitter to talk a little bit about the game’s low sales.
Chicken Wiggle sales have been really low. Gonna write a blog post about it. Wait until next week if you plan on buying. Putting it on sale.”
Although Watsham didn’t give exact numbers, it’s likely that sales were significantly lower than projected, especially given the 3DS’ massive install base.
A Twitter user asked the developer why he thinks sales of Chicken Wiggle are low. His response? Blame the Switch.
I think the indie audience has left the 3DS and moved onto Switch.”
I think Watsham’s hypothesis is correct. Switch has a thriving indie scene, one that the 3DS is losing out on.
Have you picked up Chicken Wiggle for the 3DS? If not, waiting might be beneficial as there is a sale around the corner.
Released on August 17, the game has garnered a very solid 78 percent on Metacritic – albeit only based on four reviews. It’s a budget title, coming in at $15. If you’re looking for a retro-inspired action platformer for your Nintendo handheld, Chicken Wiggle seems like a solid choice.
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