With Nintendo platform indie games taking an unprecedented place on the Humble Bundle in North America, attention has focused on deals. Developer Vblank Entertainment, however, is expressing happiness with how their game sells at full price.
The Twitter account for Retro City Rampage states that, even though the 3DS "DX" version of the game arrived more than a year later to the party than some other versions, it has been the top seller at MSRP.
The account also takes the Tom Nook-ian opportunity to note that Retro City Rampage: DX is currently 50% off for a couple more days. If some are fearing this is an attempt at a cash grab before the game pops up on the Humble Bundle, it was also announced that the game will not be a future part of that package.
An additional tweet expressed further satisfaction with the developer's interaction with the eShop, including a call-out to NOA Senior Manager of Marketing and Licensing Damon Baker.
Baker, by the way, has been showing the love for indies right back today. As of the time of this post, he is the top contributor to the Humble Bundle.
[source twitter.com, via nintendoeverything.com]
Good to see that it is doing well on the console. Not to my taste, as the original GTA was not really to my taste but to each their own.
I find I cannot disagree with the statistic about paying full price, but I think the wrong conclusion is being drawn. It is not that I am not willing to pay full price, but that the price to value proposition for most games is wrong (including Nintendo products). Developers need to either adjust the price, the budget/scope of the games or both.
I have the Wii version and haven't played it since I bought it. I really need to fire it up again. Thought it was fun and liked the references.
I just purchased this on Sale. Also the developer posted on Facebook how it won't be bundled, so if you want it go get it now.
I'm happy with this,the game deserve these sales.
Hot damn! Some POSITIVE 3rd party news for a change!
Hey, ask him if he reached the goal in Wii version.
Definitely getting this this week before the sale ends.
I'm going to break away from my usual humble self and say that I proudly look forward to supporting the games that get me excited at full price. Sale prices don't reflect my appreciation for a well made game in this day and age
this was my last Nintendo points purchase on the Wii shop, I'd much prefer to play it on the gamepad tbh but that's not gonna happen. I've tried out the challenge mode to get a feel, love it, will be putting some propper time into this soon. It deserves it
I just bought the 3DS version last night at half price, and it's great! I have the original WiiWare version but it feels so much more natural on the handheld; also it was much too difficult to see what was going on in the Wii version.
Like others, this was my last WiiWare purchase. Hopefully on the back of this report he'll consider a Wii U version - hopefully less effort (unless he doesn't have the devkit, but then I don't know if the outlay for that is too significant?) and better return than WiiWare.
Glad to see that the developer is happy with the sales of the game. I was one of the people who picked it up in the half off sale that is going on right now and from what I have seen of the game it looks like a lot of fun. Still have yet to play it though.
Just bought his game a few days ago, and I'm glad I did. I haven't actually played it yet but I've been wanting to try it for a long time. With the discount offered, it's a no brainer to pick it up now.
I bought it at full price months ago, but I'm glad to see this sale is helping him. He kind of got screwed over with the sales threshold policies attached to the WiiWare port.
But I thought third parties didn't sell on Nintendo systems? I don't get it
my backlog is way too big. but i hope i can get and play this someday
Loved this game on WiiWare and it was perfect with the classic controller.
Have it on Wii (U) and 3ds, portabilityreally suits this game. The N3DS second analog now makes this my favourite version, no doubt.
Thanks for the Nookian reminder, I thought I had missed this sale.
If this was my cup of tea I would pay full price for it. Looks at @rjejr
@sinalefa - Can I help it if I have a strong sense of worth?
Be thankful Ryno hasn't talked me out of buying Splatoon yet (Don't worry, he won't, Ryno's a good guy.)
I'm always happy to pay full price for a game I know for sure I want. On the other hand I also purchased the Nindie Humble Bundle because, well, why not? Most of the games included I would have otherwise never bought, so I think those kinds of sales also have their place, as long as they don't happen too soon after the games were originally released.
I was planning to play this game on PC, until I realized there is a 3ds version (just after I bought the device). A great decision, indeed.
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