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Cuphead Tops 5 Million Units Sold

Cuphead Tops 5 Million Units Sold - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 February 2020 / 3,377 Views

Developer Studio MDHR has announced Cuphead has sold more than five million units across all platforms. 

To celebrate the milestone, the game has been discounted by 20 percent on all platforms for the rest of this week. The developer also has "5 days of fun and giveaways planned to celebrate 5 million copies sold!"


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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22 Comments
tripenfall (on 30 September 2019)

I'm still holding out for that physical version for Switch.....

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S.Peelman tripenfall (on 02 October 2019)

Me too. They said it was coming at some point. It better. :-P

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tripenfall tripenfall (on 03 October 2019)

I'm thinking when the DLC is released early next year? The physical version should release with all the DLC included about $40 US seems fair....

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Azzanation (on 30 September 2019)

Well done Cuphead, great game and a highlight for this gen.

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Loneken Azzanation (on 30 September 2019)

Why everithing you say is down vote for someone else?

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Azzanation Azzanation (on 30 September 2019)

Huh? You mean why I get downvoted?

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Loneken Azzanation (on 30 September 2019)

yes

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DialgaMarine (on 30 September 2019)

Switch must’ve really boosted its sales, but that makes sense. Game is perfect for Switch.

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Barozi DialgaMarine (on 01 October 2019)

Around 1m on Switch I'd say. 3m milestone was in August '18. Switch release was April '19. 4m milestone in July '19.

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Loneken (on 30 September 2019)

Fantastic game. Well deserved

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Rafie (on 30 September 2019)

I got it on Xbox One and Switch! This is truly a gem of a game. Well deserved...

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Ganoncrotch (on 30 September 2019)

"You're welcome Microsoft" - Switch players.

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Mr Puggsly Ganoncrotch (on 30 September 2019)

Or maybe Switch players should thank MS for allowing this game on Switch.

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SuperNintend0rk Ganoncrotch (on 30 September 2019)

That's the kind of the attitude that Microsoft should definitely be avoiding right now.

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Mr Puggsly Ganoncrotch (on 30 September 2019)

I'm just clarifying Switch users benefit when MS puts games on Switch. People want MS to port more.

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SuperNintend0rk Ganoncrotch (on 30 September 2019)

Oh I misunderstood your tone. It's definitely beneficial for both sides.

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Ganoncrotch Ganoncrotch (on 02 October 2019)

in a region like Japan though the Switch offers a portal for MS to sell some of their titles where they would otherwise have no real avenue to get the games sold to people there. Of course Nintendo makes a cut on the game sales via their store (I've heard some figures of like... 10-30% but don't know the revenue cut) but I'm just saying that Switches are selling like hotcakes, each one of the 2,000 games that are available on the platform makes it the appealing machine that it is, but I'm fairly certain from a revenue point of view the game being on the Switch would financially be better for MS than Nintendo.

It's Win/Win/Win though, Win for gamers, Win for Nintendo, Win for MS, there's no loser in the scenario of this as it would have been a console exclusive to the X1 but that system isn't going to have a future regardless of porting off those exclusives elsewhere, you might as well port them now and get brand recognition for the neXtBox.

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Mr Puggsly Ganoncrotch (on 02 October 2019)

Japan is not a huge market for MS games regardless of the hardeware. Even Sony has essentially given up trying to appeal to Japan with 1st party software.

If MS puts games on Switch, its primarily for their large western audience. On a side note, I always supported Xbox Games on PC for the same reason, but the PC audience is even bigger and relevant in countries where consoles are not.

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Ganoncrotch Ganoncrotch (on 02 October 2019)

I'm not sure how you are judging the market not being big for them regardless of hardware? to make that statement have any legs to stand on then you would have needed MS to do well (4 figure weekly sales) in any of the generations where they did make genuine attempts to the Jap market, the start of this Gen they had tons of press releases there I still recall it was an Eastern conference which featured that awesome image of the cloud raining the power of more 360s into the X1. Remember that nonsense, anyone who bought into that even remotely this generation showed why Sega got on so well with blast processing, the only difference is Blast processing was their name for memory optimization in the Megadrive, cloud power for the X1 was nothing, it literally amounted to nothing.

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Mr Puggsly Ganoncrotch (on 03 October 2019)

I'm saying Japanese gamers don't want MS games, western games sell fairly modest numbers there. Japan is a big market but a niche market. I've come to the conclusion that trying to appeal to Japan was a complete waste of time. They're a fickle market that basically just wants Nintendo games, JRPGs and anime crap.

Look at it this way. The Switch has many owners in Amercias and Europe that may not own a Xbox. That western audience is more significant to MS than the Japanese audience Switch has. Therefore when MS puts a game on Switch, its primarily the western audience buying it.

I'm ignoring your bitching about MS, not relevant.

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Zenos (on 30 September 2019)

Absolutely deserved. The game is fantastic and I'm looking forward to the DLC.

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hunter_alien (on 30 September 2019)

Nice! Deserved every copy!

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