Sonic continues to do better on Nintendo than anywhere else.
Sonic games have always done better on Nintendo platforms than they do anywhere else- even Sonic and Sega All Stars Transformed did the best on Wii U, in spite of it being, well, the Wii U. So it should not have come as a surprise to anyone that Sonic Mania Plus, the retail launch of Sonic Mania, did better on Switch than it did anywhere else.
And yet it does- but that’s because of the context surrounding these numbers. First, these numbers refer to the game’s performance on the UK charts during launch week- the UK traditionally being Nintendo’s weakest market, you would have expected the other console version to have outperformed the Switch one. Secondly, consider the extent to which the game did better on Switch than anywhere else. GamesIndustry reports that 52% of all sales for the game came from the Switch. The PS4 came in second place with 34% of all sales, and Xbox nabbed last place with just 14%.
Like I said, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone- and yet, this is more validation of the Switch’s quiet, steady, slow success in the UK. Sonic Mania Plus is available now for PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One.