Gunman Clive Sales Over 250,000; Majority On Nintendo 3DS

By Ishaan . December 30, 2013 . 10:00am

Sales figures for high-profile indie games are hard to come by, but Bertil Hörberg, developer of Gunman Clive, recently shared approximate figures for his game via his Twitter feed.


“Less than a week until Gunman Clive releases on Steam! …perhaps I ought to start promoting it somehow,” Hörberg wrote. “I find it hard to get excited about the Steam release myself though… The game is almost 2 years old and has been released so many times.”


He continued, “At this point I’m really only curious to see how the sales compares to other markets. It has already sold more than I ever imagined. Gunman Clive has now sold more than a quarter of a million copies; the vast majority of which were on the 3DS eShop.”


Hörberg also mentioned on Twitter that sales of Gunman Clive in Japan have been “very good” as well. The game was published in Japan by Circle Entertainment, and Hörberg says that the Japanese version sold “the same as the rest of the world combined”.


Hörberg is currently at work on a new Nintendo 3DS title that is inspired by early Legend of Zelda games such as A Link to the Past.

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  • malek86

    I’m not that surprised. When it came out, it was literally the cheapest game you could find on eShop (and it’s still among the cheapest even now).

    • J_Joestar

      i think the “Vast Majority” on eShop is really the most impressive part unless it cost more on phones or something like that.

      • malek86

        Costs the same on phones, I think. But on phones, costing $2 will just put you on the same level as everyone else, which means your game is likely gonna get lost among the crowd. Whereas on the 3DS, costing $2 means you have a huge price advantage over everyone else.

        • J_Joestar

          haha, that’s true, the only phone games i ever bothered trying are the free stuff while i’m more willing to pay for games on my 3DS.

  • Life and hometown

    Cheap price+good quality+no puzzle clone=success

  • Göran Isacson

    Man, those are some pretty darn nifty sales for an indie title. Good for Hörberg, and I’m looking forward to what he drops next time.

  • PreyMantis

    It’s a pretty good game, so it’s not that surprising.

  • hazelnut1112

    Wanna pick this up, been curious to try this game out plus it’s cheap so why the hell not.

  • leingod

    Nice! Love ’em classic-styled games like this one.

  • British_Otaku

    I enjoyed it on my brother’s 3DS but should probably should hop to and buy it for my Japanese one. For the price, the game has a fine visual style, fun run, duck and gun gameplay and a good soundtrack.

    If anyone is on the fence about digital downloads, especially on Nintendo platforms, start small with this then get into Mighty Switch Force and Shantae.

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