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Gunman Clive HD Collection is one of the more recent indie gems on the Wii U eShop, and pulls together the two 3DS titles in a single, high-definition package.

Given that many Nintendo fans will have played the two games in their handheld forms previously, it's perhaps unsurprising to learn that the HD Collection hasn't set the world alight in terms of sales - developer Bertil Hörberg has revealed that 9000 copies have been sold to date - but despite that, the title has still turned a profit:

For some slight bit of context Gunman Clive HD Collection has sold about 9000 copies so far (not counting japan, for which I don't have numbers yet but the initial reports were not very encouraging). Not an amazing number by any means still profitable by most measures: And also I imagine there's a pretty big overlap of 3DS and WiiU owners so it's not a big surprise that people aren't double dipping. It's about 10x the sales of the Steam release of GC2 however. Admittedly I've done an even worse job at promoting that release though and also don't have many press contacts who focus on PC.

Of course, being a HD remaster, Gunman Clive HD Collection will have had lower development costs than your typical indie game and that could be one of the reasons why it has generated a profit on such a low number of downloads. It will also help that Hörberg is very much a one-man band, and doesn't have a large team to pay. Even so, 9000 sounds like a painfully small number of sales for a title which recieved such glowing reviews.

Did you purchase the game, or do you avoid double-dipping, as Hörberg mentions? Let us know by posting a comment.

[via neogaf.com]