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Cuphead has sold more than one million copies

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The old-fashioned platformer Cuphead is pretty great: "A nails-hard 2D shooter where you fight outlandish bosses, interspersed with palate-cleansing run-and-gun sections," as we put it in our very positive review. That high degree of difficulty is well known, and but it doesn't seem to be overly off-putting.

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"Cuphead has only been out for two weeks and we never could have dreamed of the reception we’ve received from our amazing fans! Today, we wanted to take a moment to thank each and every one of you for your support and we’re excited to share that Cuphead has gone platinum with over 1 million units sold!" Chad and Jared Moldenhauer of Studio MDHR said. Although the platforms weren't specified, I'm confident they mean the sum across Xbox and PC.

"We have worked tirelessly over the past few years to deliver a game that remained true to our vision and we are both humbled and excited that so many people from around the world are playing Cuphead—it truly makes it all worth it. From all of us at StudioMDHR, thanks again for your support!"

Cuphead is out for the PC and Xbox One, and by all appearances the bulk of players are actually on PC: More than 575,000 people own it on Steam, according to Steam Spy, and it's also available on GOG (opens in new tab) and the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab).

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.