Magicka sells over 30,000 digital copies in less than 24 hours

Wednesday, 26th January 2011 16:49 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Paradox Interactive has announced that Magicka has sold over 30,000 copies across all digital download platforms in less than 24 hours.

The title is also sitting at number one on the Steam charts, and Arrowhead Studios is “working around the sundial and is fully committed to ongoing support by zapping glitches and communicating with players.”

“The reception for Magicka has been better than we dared to hope, watching the numerous YouTube clips of gamers and editors worldwide laughing themselves senseless as they misfire spells left and right as well as the comments on twitter and forums show us people really get the humor and the idea behind Magicka,” said the game’s producer Shams Jorjani.

“Singleplayer and LAN is what most people are currently playing but updating the multiplayer lobby and continuously improving the game is our top priority.”

Paradox and Arrowhead games are posting daily updates on the game on both the Steam and Paradox forums.

If you have yet to get the game, it is currently available for digital download for $9.99. It was released yesterday.



  1. M337ING

    Great sales.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    Deserved. It’s brilliant.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Lloytron

    Is this coming out on XBLA or PSN? If so, when? It looks very nice!

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    @3 It’s not coming to PSN.

    Maybe XBLA.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Demiath

    Nice. Too bad the game has more performance issues on low/mid-range computers than even sprawling big budget RPG titles like Fallout: New Vegas or Dragon Age: Origins (or smaller and more immediately comparable ones such as Torchlight, for that matter).

    Seems like a missed opportunity for a casual-esque action RPG such as this, but it’s nice that the game seems to be doing all right sales-wise regardless…

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Lord Gremlin

    @5 Oh, it has a lot of performance problems. Even on some high-end PCs. Looks like something fundamental is broken about it’s engine.
    I’d buy a PSN version but won’t bother with PC one.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. TheWulf

    It really is. Awesome. Just awesome. I’m so happy to see these guys do well, they honestly deserve it.

    #7 4 years ago

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