Shovel Knight Sells Over 2 Million Copies in Lifetime

Nintendo Switch version makes up 17.6 percent of overall sales.

Posted By | On 12th, Apr. 2018

Yacht Club Games’ perennial 2D platformer Shovel Knight has done extremely well for itself. The developer announced that the series has now sold over 2 million copies as of February 2018 end.

In a recent blog post, Yacht Club revealed that 24.4 percent of sales came from the Windows version with around 70,000 units sold on the platform in launch month. The 3DS version makes up 23.9 percent of sales while the Nintendo Switch – despite its relatively younger age – comprises of 17.6 percent of sales.

Around 110,000 units were sold during the Switch version’s launch month, faster than any other platform, and 370,000 units have been sold thus far. Wii U makes up 14.3 percent of sales followed by PS4 with 9.1 percent. The Xbox One, SIEE Cross-Buy, PS Vita, Mac and other platforms encompass 10.7 percent of sales.

Despite releasing numerous expansions like Plague of Shadows and Specter of Torment on top of the base game, Yacht Club is also preparing another expansion with King of Cards. This will include 30 new courses spread across four new worlds. Stay tuned for more information on its release date.


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