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Mutant Mudds Deluxe has sold more on Wii U than all other platforms combined

Sunday, 16th February 2014 23:40 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Wii U may not be the most popular platform at the moment, but for at least one indie developer it’s proving fruitful ground indeed.

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Mutant Mudds Deluxe has sold more on Wii U than on other platforms – Steam, PlayStation 3 and Vita – combined, Renegade Kid’s Jools Watsham revealed on Twitter last week. His comment refers to sales of the Deluxe port only, not the original Mutant Mudds.

In response to someone saying that the game has little competition on the comparatively under-stocked Wii U eShop, Watsham said “the size of the audience on Steam and PSV/PS3 is pretty massive in comparison to Wii U”.

PSN sales have not been strong enough to warrant bringing other Renegade Kid games to PlayStation platforms, he added.

Watsham said he doesn’t know why Wii U sales have been so much stronger. The developer is happy with Wii U sales so far, but disappointed in other platforms, and is hoping sales pick up.

Mutant Mudds first released on 3DS before coming to PC and iDevice. Mutant Mudds Deluxe is an updated port first released on Wii U ahead of PS3, Steam and Vita. The 3DS version is the highest selling to date, Watsham confirmed.

Renegade Kid recently announced Moon Chronicles, an episodic 3DS shooter title following on from its successful DS shooter, Moon.

Thanks, Gamespot.

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8 Comments

  1. Dragon

    “The developer is happy with Wii U sales so far, but disappointed in other platforms, and is hoping sales pick up.”
    I don’t know, maybe first release it on other regions than US?

    #1 6 months ago
  2. dsr

    >PSN sales have not been strong enough to warrant bringing other Renegade Kid games to PlayStation platforms, he added.

    And nothing of value was lost.

    #2 6 months ago
  3. The_Red

    Maybe because all the hype, advertising and marketing happens when Wii U / Nintendo versions are coming out and when they are released on other platforms, almost no one hears about it. Try launching your next big game simultaneously on Steam, PSN, and Wii U and THEN see which one performs better.

    #3 6 months ago
  4. mistermogul

    @The_Red – This.

    #4 6 months ago
  5. Legendaryboss

    This is the exception not the rule, plus what others said.

    #5 6 months ago
  6. Dragon

    @The_Red,
    That wont happen, since its clear where the devs priorities lie.

    #6 6 months ago
  7. OlderGamer

    Or maybe 2D platforming just does better on Nintendo systems. Both the 3DS and the WiiU move a lot of copies. Funny all some people hear is Nintendo > Sony/Steam. That isn’t what he said at all. In fact he was puzzled at why the games don’t sell on other platforms.

    My take: this kind of game just works better with the Nintendo audience.

    The focus is on other types of games on other platforms. Plus MMD is a very well done game.

    #7 6 months ago
  8. CharlesLupula

    Christ on a fucking cracker, was it ever fucking hard to sign up for this site again. Been so annoyed at being stuck in lurker status for this long.

    Anyway, I don’t think I’ve ever even heard of this game. I’m pretty sure it sold as well as it did on the Wii U because…well, what else are you going to buy?

    #8 6 months ago

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