Nintendo eShop Scammers Helped This Indie Game Reach Number One

The story of Let’s Build a Zoo is one of confusion, surprise and scammers. Something that reflects what it’s like to develop smaller games in this industry.

When Springloaded developers went to bed the night after the pre-order went live, I doubt they could have imagined what they would wake up to in the morning. The next day, its pre-sales skyrocketed, a momentous occasion for any indie game developer. But there was just one problem, 85% of Nintendo Switch pre-order sales were from Argentina. Sounds a little suspicious.

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