Now that Shovel Knight has been released to the public, the developers at Yacht Club Games have sat down to look at the stats of those sales. The game released simultaneously on three platforms, including the Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, and the PC. The PC took the overwhelming majority of Kickstarter pre-orders for the game, but given that it was a Steam release that’s not surprising. Outside of the original Kickstarter backers, 33% of the sales were on Nintendo 3DS, and 27% of sales were on the Wii U.
Further breaking these stats down, 27% of the first week sales were on Wii U and that momentum stayed true for the rest of the month, with the game totaling over 180k sales on all three platforms after the first month of release. That’s not too bad considering how excited everyone was about Shovel Knight. Have you picked it up yet?