Retro City Rampage Developer Shares Sales Numbers

by Kyle Hilliard on Mar 30, 2013 at 12:37 PM

Update:  Retro City Rampage's developer has reached out to us to clarify some of the sales numbers referenced in this story.The numbers seen below were apparently, "extrapolated from an undetailed bar graph," and as such do not fully represent the sales of Retro City Rampage. He also wanted to clarify the sales of the Wii version of the game. "The numbers in revenue and units are much lower on Wii, much higher on other platforms. Sold ~100,000 units total."


Retro City Rampage has performed well for its developer, Brian Provinciano, and he shares where the game had its most success, and which platform he would have skipped in retrospect.

You can see the breakdown of copies sold on which platforms, and how much he made below:

  • 35,000+ units PSN ($600,000)
  • 40,000+ units PC ($400,000)
  • 15,000 units XBLA ($200,000)
  • < 5,000 units WiiWare (< $100,000)

Provinciano told Joystiq that the game  is sitting at around 97,000 total sold, and it should break 100,000 very soon. The PlayStation 3 and Vita versions of the game are where he made his largest profits, even if it wasn't where he sold the most copies. This is something Provinciano has said before. It also looks like the Wii version of the game did better than he expected, considering originally he expected that version of the game to make no profit.

Provinciano also said that he spent most of his time on the Xbox Live Arcade port of the game and it ended up being the most expensive of the four versions of the game. Provinciano said, "Knowing what I know now, I would've skipped it."