Shovel Knight has surpassed 300k copies! A hearty "Thank You" to all Shovel Knight players out there! pic.twitter.com/g29O3FAROu
— Yacht Club Games (@YachtClubGames) December 4, 2014
Yacht Club Game have posted an impressive sales figure for the critically acclaimed Shovel Knight. The company says the 2D platformer has sold 300,000 copies so far worldwide on the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShop, as well as the PC. Not bad going for an independent game and it certainly deserves those sales.
Pretty good! It’s certainly been getting a lot of hype over here on MNN so it’s good to see that it’s already sold a lot. I’m sure that the reception should be positive since it’s a fun looking game.
IGN too, even the PlayStation Beyond Podcast promotes it every time they a chance to.
I was expecting a bit more but this isn’t bad at all.
This is more that you’ll get than with any Apple product.
If on iOS, it would’ve sold well too.
Maybe if it was priced at $1
I doubt it. Maybe for sale in the future but at launch, I’d say around $10
Nothing on ios sells for that much. Masterpiece or not.
Right. You have no idea how huge and successful Apple’s App Store really is for some games like that. M
And they deserve every last cent that came from it.
I’m a proud owner!
That’s fantastic! I have no doubt that they will continue to excel :) haha did they try to make a Kung Pow reference? Am I the only one who sees that? “That’s a lot of knights!!!”?
I guess this guarantees that we’ll be seeing a Shovel Knight sequel real soon. Hopefully it’s exclusive to Nintendo platforms but if it’s not oh well I’ll still buy it, the first one was great 😃
Oh yeah, it’d be neat if they did the sequel in a 16-bit style. But that’s just me, haha.
not just you. I thought the very same thing. I’d like to see them do 2 more – one in 16 bit snes style, then see if they can transition to 3d in “n64” style.
I suggested that to them via kickstarter as well. They replied and said they were thinking the same thing. I just hope it happens and they use the SNES sound chip to make the music. That would be amazing.
Nice, Yeh that would rock the nostalgia feels
Still need to get it. But on Wii u or 3ds that’s the question.
Get it on 3ds. You would probably want to play it on the go and its not like the graphics are a huge difference compared to the consoles.
Which platform should I buy it on?
The 3DS if you’re always on the go but if you’re a homebody then the Wii U would be the way to go. Regardless of what platform you choose you’re still gonna have a blast
3DS. Controls seem to be better there and they used 3D well.
I bought It on both 3DS and WiiU.
I personally think the 3DS controls are tighter, and I really like the 3D effect. As it’s a retro style game, I think it looks better on the smaller screen.
The fuck is that?
I was just about to insult this game. But after watching the video, I realized it looked like my kind of game. Too bad I don’t support digital games.
Don’t talk about yourself that way.
No really are a dumbass for skipping on that game.
Nope. I’m more wise than others.
Shovel Knight is epic. It really is ashame. You’ve missed out on a game that easily takes it’s place among the NES and SNES greats.
Maybe I’ll get it with my holiday money.
“Not bad” ?! Dude, 300k for an indie game is something that happens once every 50k games, this is great numbers !
Absolutely great numbers. They only expected/hoped to sell 100k. Thats alot of profit for them. With a game that probably cost less than one million to make, they made 4.5 million.
This is a piece of shovel ware that i enjoy XD