Igarashi has a very long history with Nintendo fans, as many of his Castlevania titles appeared on Nintendo portables. There's no doubt some of that Castlevania following were more than eager to pick up Igarashi's standalone game, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night on Switch. It just so happens that even Igarashi was shocked to see how many NIntendo fans wanted to check out his latest work.
In an interview with Famitsu, Igarashi was asked about which platform saw the biggest sales impact. Igarashi answered very decisively, putting Switch at the top.
The Nintendo Switch. Sales were well above our expectations. The game launched one week later on Switch than on other consoles, and I figured fans wouldn’t be able to wait the extra week for the Switch version, so that was unexpected.
We had heard a few rumblings in the past that Switch sales were quite good for the game, but it's nice to have a direct confirmation from the man himself.
Igarashi also took a minute to reveal which part of the world brought in the most sales for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.
That’d be North America. There’s always been a lot of Iga fans there. Back in the day, North America used to account for about 50% of my games’ sales, but with Ritual of the Night, it’s actually increased even more than that. After that it’d be Japan, China, and then the UK – in that order.