The fantastically addictive game for the iPad, World of Goo has announced that in its first month of release its sold over 125,ooo copies. In comparison, World of Goo’s best 31 day period on WiiWare was 68k copies and on Steam it was 97k copies.
So far, the iPad version is by far the fastest selling version of the game, both in terms of number of units sold and in revenue generated. Maybe they will now re-look at launching the game on the iPhone with the more powerful iPhone 5 around the corner.
2D Boy explains:
What makes this even more amazing is that this is a two year old game released on a platform that is less than a year old. The iPad doesn’t have the benefit of an install base built up over several years.
In the short term, we still think that if an independent developer can get their game on a console it’s a safer bet than playing the App Store lottery, but one might wonder whether, in the long run, it even matters who wins the PSN / WiiWare / XBLA race.
You can read the details of the sale and read the full story over on the 2D Boy website.Filed Under: Apple iPad, Design News, Gaming News