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Hollow Knight sold 250,000 in two weeks on Nintendo Switch

Lifetime sales of Team Cherry's game now far exceed 750,000

Team Cherry's Hollow Knight has sold more than 250,000 units on Nintendo Switch, in less than two weeks since it launched.

The Australian developer disclosed that figure to IGN after Nintendo of America's Reggie Fils-Aime praised how well the game was selling in another interview.

Hollow Knight launched for Switch on June 12. However, it launched for PC in February 2017, and it had a great deal of commercial momentum by the time it reached Nintendo's platform.

In November 2017, for example, an Nvidia blog post revealed that Hollow Knight had sold more than 500,000 units. With another seven months of sales on PC and Mac, and the 250,000 copies sold in Switch, Team Cherry's debut game may well have exceeded one million sales.

Hollow Knight is also more proof that Nintendo Switch can be a very lucrative platform for games that have already been on the market for months, and even years. In April, Yacht Club Games said that the Switch version of Shovel Knight was making more money than any other platform.

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