*Fez sold 200,000 copies in its first year on XBLA
[ x ] remove ads and scale site to 1080p+
[ x ] remove the ads & get mobile premium
pay whatever you want to upgrade
 
 

Fez sold 200,000 copies in its first year on XBLA

0

Just wait until the Steam numbers come out

Since we talked sales for Polytron's head-scratching puzzle-platformer Fez, the game had cleared 100,000 units sold on Xbox Live Arcade. That was back at the very end of May last year. Much more recently, designer Phil Fish has updated that figure to 200,000. Not a bad first year!

"Suddenly becoming so loved and so hated by so many teaches you some humility," wrote Fish in a blog post. "Or at least some things you didn’t know about yourself. I feel like a different person now. A much, much less crazy person. A much happier person. It’s been a fantastic year. Thank you for that!

"The game really found its audience (or the audience found it?)," he continued. "Everyday we get far more love mail than hate mail. Every other day people send us fan art, or a picture of a gomez cake, or a quilt they made, a Drawing, a plushie. Seeing people’s notebooks filled with deconstructions of the puzzles and mysteries I had so much fun putting together has been a particularly rewarding experience."

The PC version of Fez will be out before long; that's heading to Steam on May 1, 2013. Programmer Renaud Bédard said he's "very happy that the game will finally reach a broader audience. Working on Fez has been equal parts amazing and terrifying, but it’s completely overwhelming to see what it has become and how many people it's touched."

\ We've blogged about this before: read (16) back stories 

 
 

Enlighten an uninformed cougar: FacebookTwitterRedditEmail
 

#fez #Game Sales #Indie #Xbox 360 #Xbox Live Arcade
 
 
 
[x] advertisement
 
 


Jordan DevoreManaging Editor, Co-EIC // Profile & Disclosures
Fronts10217Posts1Blogs 14Following162Followers283

Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random pictures. They are anything but random. Disclosure: I backed Double Fine Adventure and Awesomenauts: Starstorm on Kickst... more
Similar stories on Destructoid:
 
 


Join the robot army! We're a family-owned site, updating multiple times a day (since 2006!) thanks to our Huge Members

CTMike
CTMike


Since 7:54 AM on 02.28.2016

Voodoome
Voodoome


Since 9:39 AM on 06.10.2013

ICLHStudios
ICLHStudios


Since 8:59 PM on 01.08.2010

Brian Sloan
Brian Sloan


Since 3:27 PM on 03.16.2010

 

Please login (or) make a quick account (free)
to view and post comments.





Three day old threads are only visible to verified humans - this helps our small community management team stay on top of spam

Sorry for the extra step!