The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, which Alasdair quite liked in his review, has sold 60,000 units in its first month. Not a lot compared to usual sales stories that make headlines, like, "Rust sells a million in its first month," or "Steven Hansen's A la cartrdige - The second seasoning sells 69 million in its first month," but it's also a more typical story.
That's why I appreciated this blog post from the folks that made the game, which gets into some behind the scenes sales stuff. And of course paints 60,000 sales as more than feasible, putting them on pace with Gone Home, though I'd say Gone Home had itself a longer tail than Ethan Carter might unless it also generates a boon of critical coverage and hateful "not-game" arguers.
Also interesting is this bit:... read more