Bona fide hit: The first Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon has sold over 600,000 copies, with over half of those sales on Switch

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon

Koji Igarashi, a former Konami developer, has successfully reentered the spotlight with his Castlevania homage, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. The title spawned an 8-bit side-game, Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, which is a great platformer in its own right. Back in 2018, the adventure hit a sales milestone, selling more than 100,000 units across all platforms. As of today, that number has sextupled.

It’s safe to say gamers adore Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon

Speaking with Nintendo Everything, CotM developer Inti Creates’ CEO, Takuya Aizu, explained the game:

…is currently at over 600,000 copies sold, thanks in part to a boost powered by the release of Curse of the Moon 2.

That makes a lot of sense. Players who conquer CotM2 would be looking for more retro Castlevania-like action. Plus, the first title would answer any questions gamers might have in regards to the plot.

Aizu also mentioned more than half of those sales are from the Switch alone. This further cements the hybrid console as THE system for indie games. I’ve decided my Switch will be the home of Nintendo’s first-party titles and indies, which is why I’ve started to rebuy any I purchased on the PS4. It’s just too much fun to play in bed to stop myself!

Enthusiasts, have you downloaded or bought the limited physical edition of Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon? If so, on which platform did you play it? Let us know in the comments!


Arthur Damian
Arthur Damian is a writer, editor, educator, and lover of video games. Based and living in Brooklyn, NY, he has been gaming since the age of five, from the NES to the Nintendo Switch. His favorite system is the SNES, his favorite game is Chrono Trigger, and you cannot convince him otherwise. He loves dogs, rainbow cookies, Spider-Man, and songs with intricate drum patterns. Arthur is also the Editor-in-Chief at That VideoGame Blog.