Last week at Gaming Insiders, Capybara Games’ Nathan Vella revealed sales information discussing how various games from independent developers have performed on various platforms. One of the titles was Yacht Club Games’ Shovel Knight, which is set to be the first indie game with amiibo support. Such a move is easier to understand why, considering the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Wii U both had strong sales performances for the game.
Shovel Knight performed best on Windows PCs, with 32% of people playing it via Steam. However, 30% of people played it on the Nintendo 3DS, and 20% of the audience came from Nintedno Wii U owners. Vella went on to say that, “Shovel Knight broke the impression that indies don’t sell so well on Nintendo…” To compare, 14% of Shovel Knight players used a Sony platform, and only 4% of people were playing it on a Xbox console.
Vella also presented sales figures for various Capy Games’ titles and Double Fine’s Broken Age. Sword & Sworcery was most played on iOS devices, with 50% of its audience there, 44% of Super Time Force Ultra players were on a Xbox 360 or Xbox One, and Broken Age saw its largest audience on the Windows PC, with 61% of people heading to a computer to play.
Physical copies of Shovel Knight will appear on store shelves for the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on October 13, 2015. The Shovel Knight amiibo has a 2015 release window.