According to an interview at Eurogamer with Team Meat, the PC version of Super Meat Boy sold around 10% better on Steam despite coming out later with less billing. And speaking of advertising, Team Meat has a bone to pick (pun intended) with the guys in charge of Xbox Live programming, as they feel they were stilted when it came to promotion:
“It finally went up half way through our launch day. It was the number four spot; it wasn’t number one. The ‘spooktacular sale’, which was a whole bunch of other games that already came out – that was the number one slot. “An ad for a Mazda 3 was the number two slot – because you all go on Xbox to figure out what car you want, right? “We were number four and we stayed number four the entire week,”
said co-founder Tommy Refenes.
Check out the rest of the interview here.