You read that right. Yacht Club’s indie darling Shovel Knight has sold over 2 million copies. The game took 18 months to hit the first million and 26 months to hit the second. It’s an incredible achievement that the incredible 2D game deserves. The game’s developer, the aforementioned Yacht Club took to their website to deliver the news:
We all did it! We’ve now sold 2 million copies of Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove. Whoah! We’re starting to think people might be enjoying this thing…. nuts! Just 18 months after its original debut, Shovel Knight surpassed one million copies sold total. Since then, the road to 2 million has been arduous but at the very end of February, an extensive 26 months later, we reached a colossal milestone! Thank you everyone for your unbelievable support! It is so inspiring that people still pick up, play, and fall in love with Shovel Knight for the first time every day.
The post goes into extensive detail about the journey so far. They also had another announcement: To celebrate crossing the 2 million mark, Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove will be 20% off for a week— starting today! That includes Switch, Wii U, 3DS, PS4, PS3, Vita, Xbox One, Steam, GOG, and Humble Store.
If you were considering giving Shovel Knight a try — now’s a great time! All versions of Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove will also be receiving the final campaign, Shovel Knight: King of Cards, as a free update once it’s ready!
It’s a massive milestone for any developer to reach, and Shovel Knight in all its beautiful retro glory deserves it. Yacht Club even provided some nice details on the sales breakdown:
- Windows: 24.4%
- 3DS: 23.9%
- Switch: 17.6%
- Wii U: 14.3%
- PS4: 9.1%
The Xbox One was the next platform but no numerical information was provided.
The game has absolutely thrived on Nintendo platforms, especially on platforms that can be used handheld. The Switch version is the fastest selling, hitting 110k in it’s first month, March 2017.
There are plenty more statistics and facts over on their website, give them a click!