Of all the titles currently residing in the Wii U eShop, Little Inferno is one of the more unusual. It's essentially a fireplace simulator set in a dystopian world that has you burn things in order to pick up coins, which in turn are used to buy more stuff to throw into the fire.

It's hardly what you'd call a mainstream game but according to figures revealed by its developer Tomorrow Corporation, its sold quite a few digital copies - 250,000 in fact.

Of course, these figures are taken from all platforms including PC and iOS but even so, it's an incredible feat for such a niche title which has had very little money spent on marketing it.

Tomorrow Corporation has shown indie developers it is possible to be creative and achieve a hefty reward for their efforts. We thought its creation was well worth downloading, as we explained in our Little Inferno review.

What are your thoughts on Little Inferno? Are you surprised it's sold so much? Let us know in the comments below.

[via destructoid.com]