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Hollow Knight Tops 250,000 Units Sold on Switch in 2 Weeks

Hollow Knight Tops 250,000 Units Sold on Switch in 2 Weeks - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 July 2018 / 5,263 Views

Developer Team Cherry has revealed to IGN that Hollow Knight has sold over 250,000 units on the Nintendo Switch in two weeks.

"Hollow Knight on Switch is doing exceptionally well," said Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime to Waypoint.

Hollow Knight originally launched for Windows PC in February 2017.

 A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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KrspaceT (on 29 June 2018)

Nintendo Indie strength isn't dead

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Darwinianevolution (on 29 June 2018)

That is remarkable. By the time the inevitable retail release comes out, it could have done a million sold.

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routsounmanman (on 29 June 2018)

And many more (like me) are waiting for physical. Great news.

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golfgt170 (on 30 June 2018)

im soooo into getting it aswell. Or wait for retail? The urge is real!!!

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Poojipoo (on 29 June 2018)

It's just so perfect a place for it. I waited happily for it on Switch and I'm very glad I did. Beautiful game.

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Cerebralbore101 (on 29 June 2018)

Just realized that Nintendo coins are still a thing. So I got it for freeeeee! :D

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Ganoncrotch Cerebralbore101 (on 30 June 2018)

Did you see you can get them from your cartridge based games too. Just insert the game and get free gold coins from it. (1 time per Cart)

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melbye (on 29 June 2018)

This is one of those i want a physical version for so i hope i'm not waiting in vain

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Ultrashroomz melbye (on 30 June 2018)

Team Cherry has confirmed a physical release is coming during a Reddit AMA.

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melbye melbye (on 30 June 2018)

That's awesome

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AngryLittleAlchemist (on 29 June 2018)

Holy shiiiit.... should have gotten the game on a bit sooner, probably ; )

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Luke888 (on 29 June 2018)

Happy to be one of the 250k, I've been waiting for a year for this port, and it was worth it ! I dumped 20h as of now in Hollow Knight (it might seem a low ammount, but I was extremely busy in the last few weeks, so it's really an accomplishment) and I'm loving its environments, the enemies, the powers and the untold story, I just wish I found out about increasing your "hearts" sooner than the 15h mark, but now I'm catching up !

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Baddman Luke888 (on 29 June 2018)

lol wait u can increase them? how

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Luke888 Luke888 (on 29 June 2018)

just like Zelda, you can find mask pieces across the map, if you find 4, you get an extra one, I only found like 3/4 by myself, the others were either sold by merchants or obtained by story progression, still I don't have my 7th mask

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Sordel (on 30 June 2018)

Bought it, haven't touched it. My Switch library is turning into my Steam Library v. 2.

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itsyounghavok (on 30 June 2018)

another 1

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Mystro-Sama (on 29 June 2018)

Sigh... still waiting for it on the Vita.

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Vita's dead man. Has been since 2014, easily.

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