Super Meat Boy Sells One Million Copies

By Pete Haas 2012-01-03 09:45:33 discussion comments
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Retro platformer Super Meat Boy has passed an important sales milestone. Team Meat announced today that their downloadable game has now sold over one million copies across all platforms.

"Fun Fact: Super Meat Boy past the million sales mark last month! PLATINUM BABY," tweeted Team Meat.

In Super Meat Boy, a cube-shaped fellow named Meat Boy must rescue his girlfriend Bandage Girl from Dr. Fetus. Like most platformers, your goal is to get from one end of the level to the other by dodging obstacles. It's uncommonly difficult, though, requiring a lot of trial and error on the part of the player.

SMB racked up impressive sales in spite of piracy. Team Meat claims that their game was illegally downloaded often, and that they're okay with it.

ďOur game was hugely pirated Ė we donít fucking care," said Team Meat's Edmund McMillen in a July interview. "If there are letís say 200,000 copies of SMB that are getting passed around for free, thatís 200,000 people who are playing the game. If they like this game thereís a really high probabability of their friends coming around and seeing it or them posting about it on their blogs."

"And itís not cool to go round and say I really like this game that I stole, so theyíre not going to say that. So itís going to come around to sales.Ē

Super Meat Boy is available for Xbox 360, PC, Mac and Linux.
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