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Towerfall PS4 trumps PC as multiplayer hit tops $500,000 sales


Local multiplayer obsession Towerfall has proven incredibly successful, to the tune of more than $500,000 in sales to date, but according to creator Matt Thorsen, the nascent PlayStation 4 version of TowerFall has outpaced its PC predecessor.

"It's actually doing better on PS4, but it's still doing well on PC," Thorsen told Eurogamer. "It's doing definitely well enough for me to support myself for quite awhile. That's really encouraging."

When asked why the PS4 game, which only appeared last month, had become such a success, Thorsen simply said, "I think it's just a console game, ya know?"

"People have controllers - it's not confusing to get the controllers like it is for PC - and people have it in their living rooms already," Thorsen explained. "I think a lot of people still sit down with their friends when they play their consoles, whereas they don't do that on PC. Even if it's a single-player game. I know me and my friends will sit down and one of us will be playing a game while everyone else is just hanging out."

Thorsen also praises Sony for the support the console manufacturer has offered Towerfall as an independent production. "They've featured and promoted it really well."

Finally, Eurogamer asked Thorsen about the Ouya version of TowerFall, which is widely hailed as the best game available for the flailing Android console. He estimates about 7,000 copies of the game have been sold on Ouya to date. "Being the best game on Ouya isn't a huge deal, but it is nice. It still sells on there."
[Image: Matt Thorsen]

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