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[PCG] Super Meat Boy PC sold more in two weeks than Xbox’s total sales

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The Super Meat Boy developers have tweeted that the the PC version of their bloody platformer sold more during its first two weeks on sale than the Xbox 360 version had to date. And that was before the Steam sale kicked off. Phew.

The tweet came from Team Meat, who are offering friendly advice for other small developers at GDC.
http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/03/01/su...s-total-sales/

Weren't "experts" forecasting PC gaming's demise just a few months ago?
    
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Originally Posted by angrysasquatch View Post
http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/03/01/su...s-total-sales/

Weren't "experts" forecasting PC gaming's demise just a few months ago?
They still are.
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One platformer isn't going to save PC gaming lol...
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One platformer isn't going to save PC gaming lol...
You gotta start somewhere.
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that's cool. i bought it! maybe their next game should be PC exclusive

EDIT: maybe it's the more knowledgable crowd of gaming on the PC who actually care about types of games like this. not as many dumb kids on xbox want to play a platformer, they'd rather get the latest map pack for "Blank of Blank: Subtitle".
Edited by captain_clayman - 3/1/11 at 4:57pm
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Was that map editor (that they said was going to be out in January) ever released?
    
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Yeah because it's a casual game...that's why and that's where most of the sales for PC games are these days.
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STALKER series (3 games) has sold over 5 million copies. Bad Company 2 outsold the PS3 version, similar sales to 360, but has always had since day 1 more people playing MP than the console versions.

This isn't a surprise.
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Yeah because it's a casual game...that's why and that's where most of the sales for PC games are these days.
How do you define "casual game"? To me, it's a game with a really easy difficulty curve that any soccer mom can play, which constantly reassures them that they are not a worthless noob. SMB is just about as hard as platformers go. There is a difference between indie games and casual games, I'm not getting that you see that difference.
    
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Bought the game during the Steam sale. Great game. Glad to see non-MMOs doing well on the PC.
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