Omega Labyrinth Life Sells 3 Times More On Nintendo Switch Than PS4
Omega Labyrinth Life Sales

D3 Publisher released the full uncensored version of Omega Labyrinth Life on the Nintendo Switch, while the PS4 version received a truncated, censored version called Labyrinth Life. The Switch version managed to sell more than three times what the PS4 version sold, and almost quadrupling the sales during the first week of release.

The news comes courtesy of Nintendo Everything, who reported the weekly Famitsu sales between July 29th, 2019 and August 4th, 2019. You can view the full list below:

1. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 (Nintendo, 06/28/19) – 36,486 (454,569)
2. [NSW] Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 07/26/19) – 35,804 (178,934)
3. [NSW] Tsuri Spirits Nintendo Switch Version (Bandai Namco, 07/25/19) – 23,924 (71,624)
4. [PS4] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2019 (Konami, 07/18/19) – 14,371 (216,894)
5. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 9,947 (3,185,421)
6. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 8,994 (2,389,407)
7. [NSW] Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game (Sega, 07/25/19) – 8,311 (17,736)
8. [NSW] Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Bundle Version Included) (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 7,634 (867,243)
9. [NSW] Omega Labyrinth Life (D3 Publisher, 08/01/19) – 6,643 (New)
10. [NSW] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu (Konami, 06/27/19) – 6,339 (128,530)

11. [NSW] Rune Factory 4 Special (Marvelous, 07/25/19) – 6,280 (44,196)
12. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo, 10/05/18) – 5,303 (1,071,530)
13. [NSW] Yo-kai Watch 4: We’re Looking Up at the Same Sky (Level-5, 06/20/19) – 5,243 (244,208)
14. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 4,587 (3,124,893)
15. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 4,469 (1,371,866)
16. [PS4] Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (Sega, 08/01/19) – 4,230 (New)
17. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World (Best Price!) (Reissue) (Capcom, 07/18/19) – 4,046 (12,439)
18. [PSV] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2019 (Konami, 07/18/19) – 4,043 (56,302)
19. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! (Bundle Editions Included) (Nintendo, 11/16/18) – 3,802 (1,590,134)
20. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo, 01/11/19) – 3,556 (60,658)
21. [NSW] Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (Sega, 08/01/19) – 3,180 (New)
22. [PS4] Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game (Sega, 07/25/19) – 2,833 (6,983)
23. [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Gakkou Seikatsu Hajimerun Desu (Nihon Columbia, 07/18/19) – 2,182 (11,740)
24. [NSW] Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle (Koei Tecmo, 07/04/19) – 2,065 (33,744)
25. [PS4] Kingdom Come: Deliverance (DMM Games, 07/18/19) – 1,999 (19,009)
26. [PS4] Labyrinth Life (D3 Publisher, 08/01/19) – 1,977 (New)
27. [NSW] Doraemon Story of Seasons (Bandai Namco, 06/13/19) – 1,951 (82,507)
28. [NDS] Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride (Ultimate Hits) (Bandai Namco, 03/04/10) – 1,905 (192,683)
29. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo, 10/27/17) – 1,735 (1,989,942)
30. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun (Bandai Namco, 07/19/18) – 1,730 (353,459)

As you can see, after just four days of being on the market, Omega Labyrinth Life managed the number 9 spot out of the top 30 list.

Not bad, but far from impressive. Even still, it’s less than a week’s worth of sales data, so we’ll likely get a better gauge between August 5th and August 11th, where the game has had time to saturate on the market and word of mouth can spread around.

But obviously, when given a choice between a censored version of a game and an uncensored version of a game, gamers with their right mind intact went for the uncensored version. The Nintendo Switch release of Omega Labyrinth Life managed to move 6,643 units within a four day period.

The censored PS4 version, Labyrinth Life, fared far worse despite being $10 cheaper than the Nintendo Switch version of the game. It landed on the 26th spot out of 30 entries, and only moved 1,977 units over a four day period.

Ouch.

Omega Labyrinth Life Switch

This basically goes to show that when the chips are down and fan-service is on the ropes, the otaku, the hardcore gamers, and the weebs will put their money where their busted zippers are and follow through with a purchase for the sake of boner culture.

This is a small but notable win in the weeb wars where gamers are becoming the most oppressed demographic in both the East and the West, with Sony’s censorship policies ruining Japanese games, while Western politicians are trying to get violent games censored.

There is no quarter nor respite for gamers.

However, in the ongoing Culture War we see signs of positivity in the form of games like the uncensored version of Omega Labyrinth Life on the Nintendo Switch outselling the censored version of the game on the PS4.

You can check out some gameplay of Omega Labyrinth Life on the Nintendo Switch, courtesy of YouTuber SwitchWatch.

Let’s hope this keeps up and further prove that fan-service has a place within the gaming industry, and within the hearts and pants of gamers around the world.

You can help contribute to the cause, if you want, by picking up an uncensored copy of Omega Labyrinth Life from over on the Play-Asia store or from the Nintendo eShop.

(Thanks for the news tip Hiecchi and Just A Random Guest)

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