Gunman Clive 3DS Sales Surpass Android

Monday, February 18th, 2013

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Gunman Clive Title Screen

Last month, we reported that Gunman Clive had generated more sales on the 3DS eShop than on iOS, but not on Android due to a massive spike in sales. Today, Gunman Clive creator Bertil Hörberg tweeted that sales of the 3DS version have surpassed Android sales, as well. This makes the 3DS version of Gunman Clive the best-selling version of the game.

Remember, aside from 3D and physical controls, Gunman Clive is the same across all three platforms—same price, same gameplay, same everything. While I like the mobile market, the fact that this game was able to get more sales on the 3DS than iOS or Android is very encouraging. If anything, it proves that there’s still a place for dedicated handheld gaming, at least for the time being.


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  • He should make a new one. I would would buy it if he did.

  • fjurbanski

    If it’s the same price on both, then that’s probably what contributed to it selling more on the 3DS. A $2 game on the 3DS is a good deal. A $2 game on Android/iOS is more expensive than most.

    Hopefully, though, it’s the presence of buttons.

    • This is a game that (from my understanding) is very difficult and requires dexterous button pressing. And the controls don’t work well on a touch screen interface. I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that some people who picked it up on mobile devises got it on the 3DS just to beat it. After all, $2 is not a bad price for a 85 Metacritic game.

    • fjurbanski

      Yeah, I’m just wondering what the main factor is.