Platinum Games has been talking about The Wonderful 101 all day, which is now coming to Switch following a Kickstarter success. That puts another feather in Platinum's cap, who has also been celebrating the success of Astral Chain. In an interview with VGC, Platinum studio head Atsushi Inaba talks about how well the game's been doing, alongside information on who owns the IP.
“In the case of Astral Chain, it’s an IP that’s owned half by Platinum and half by Nintendo. ...Ultimately it’s Nintendo’s call (if the game hits other platforms), not ours. They own the publishing rights to Astral Chain so really we have no say in that matter. We consider The Wonderful 101 an exclusive case.
“Of course we are very, very pleased with Astral Chain's success. In particular, the feedback that we’ve gotten from reviews is very high. We hear that it’s been sold out in a lot of places, so we’re very pleased. We make the game, we don’t sell the games, so to get that kind of confirmation from users makes us very happy.”
Nintendo's more recent financial report showed that Astral Chain has broken the 1 million sold mark, which is a major achievement for a new IP. There's no doubt both Nintendo and Platinum are quite happy about the game's success so far.