The excellent old school sidescrolling platformer, Shovel Knight, has now sold 1.2 million copies worldwide, developers Yacht Club Games have announced. Unsurprisingly, the PC version of the game was the most successful, with 384,000 copies sold- but the real surprise is the success of the Nintendo versions, which have managed to far outdo the Xbox and PlayStation versions.
The Nintendo 3DS version is the second highest selling version of the game, having sold 348,000 copies, and the Wii U version is not far behind at 284,000 units. This is more than the PS4 and Xbox One versions put together, which have sold 120,000 and 60,000 units respectively. The PS Vita and PS3 units bring up the rear, with 48,000 units and 12,000 units sold, and the rest going to GOG and the Humble Store.
Yacht Club Games also confirmed that they have already sold 180,000 of the Shovel Knight Amiibos- which is an extremely impressive number for a figurine based on a character from a niche sidescrolling game. It’s even more impressive, because apparently, only 200,000 of these had been made to begin with, meaning most of the stock is sold through now.
Shovel Knight is available right now on PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Xbox One, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, and PC.