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.