Laughing Jackal, of the best developers of PlayStation Minis, has announced that they’ve sold close to one million titles across all their games released.
The studio, which has released such gems as OMG-Z, the PS3 and PSP title Cubixx and the brilliant Hungry Giraffe, said in a blog that they’ve been “successful in terms of raw numbers” and that they are “approaching 1 million PSN downloads worldwide”.
They sing the praises of the platform, which has enabled developers to experiment with PlayStation consoles and try new ideas whilst also working closely with Sony, but say that they are “moving away from Minis with a full PSN title in development” in the future, something that’s currently dubbed “Mystery Game X”.
“From a technical standpoint Minis have been a great route into self publishing as it has given us the opportunity to learn about the complexities of publishing on console, but in a slightly more relaxed atmosphere,” says the article.
“Of course making your games available for people to buy is only one part of self publishing. Being on PlayStation Minis has also given us the opportunity to learn about promotion of our games whilst receiving great marketing support from the platform holder itself. ”
Laughing Jackal said that “the support from Sony combined with their structuring of updates means that all Minis draw attention in the approach to and upon release” which provides developers the “opportunity to build some serious word of mouth marketing”.
“They are certainly not something we regret getting involved in,” says the studio, “and have given us a great start as a developer.”