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Shovel Knight has sold 1.2 million copies, 180,000 amiibo

Posted on April 14, 2016 by (@NE_Brian) in 3DS, News, Wii U

In a blog post on Gamasutra, David D’Angelo from Yacht Club Games reveals that Shovel Knight has sold 1.2 million copies. 200,000 of those units come from retail.

D’Angelo has also provided a break down of amiibo sales thus far:



We hope to provide a very in-depth article about how the Shovel Knight amiibo was made soon. So stay tuned for that! In the meantime, here’s a bit about its sales so far. Believe it or not, we actually ordered over 200,000 units to be manufactured and shipped all over the world. We’ve currently sold through 180,000 of those units since the amiibo figure launched January 8th. 60,000 of those going to Europe and the rest going to North America. The sales for the amiibo figure are still strong, enough so that our North American distribution branch decided to order 30,000 more units!

You can find much more on Shovel Knight’s performance at the link below.


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  • Stuart

    More than 200k on Wii U and around 350k on 3DS. Amazing numbers.

  • Kallumsmarties

    Always great to see indie games doing so well on Nintendo platforms.

  • Dreamcaster

    Well over half sold on Nintendo platforms. Not too surprising considering it’s early exclusiveness, 10% on PS4 seems really low to me.

    • Nah it not. It was free on PS+ and it still did low.

      • awng781

        “Every platform except Sony’s systems have gone on sale during some major holidays, but none of them have ever been sold for more than a 33% discount.”

    • SecretX

      PS4 owners bought the console for the high graphics in games. They’re not gonna give money to a game that was made out of pixel graphics.

  • Andrew

    Can’t wait to learn about exactly how the whole process went. Hopefully other third party developers will be able to get an idea of how it was done and move forward, I’d love to have something like a Shantae amiibo.

  • Joachim

    No bad….No bad 🙂

  • Towa

    Shovel Knight must be pretty good to have sold those kinds of numbers, May consider getting it on my New 3ds Xl.

    • The positive reviews probably helped.

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Publisher: Yacht Club Games
Developer: Yacht Club Games
Release date: June 26, 2014
OWN IT: 18 [I own this game]
BEAT IT: 11 [I beat this game]
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