Feb 13th, 2014


In a world where people shout from the highest rooftops that the Wii U is dead and Nintendo should give up on it, an interesting tidbit from Jools Watsham, creator of Mutant Mudds Deluxe has shown that it’s not entirely true. Watsham has just finished the release of his game on multiple platforms, including Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, Steam, PS3 and PS Vita. According to Watsham, the most successful version of the game is Nintendo 3DS, but the Wii U version is more successful than all the other versions combined. Apparently Nintendo fans really like his game!

While the developer hasn’t given any concrete details as to how many sales have occurred on each platform, the game has been available on Steam since November of last year and on the two Sony consoles since December. The Wii U version was released in June, meaning it’s had nearly a six month head start in order to rack up sales.

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  • Squirrel09

    Its all about demographic. The Nintendo Demographic is completely different than the playstation demographic. The squirrel has spoken.

    • cThreep

      I’m upvoting you for that last sentence.


      Hi Squirrel!!!

    • alex toschi

      from the looks of your picture I would have believed the squirrel sung that then busted out a dirty banjo solo.

    • gamerinexile

      Get the squirrel!

    • RyuNoHadouken

      thats because Wii U owners are starving for games…most will buy anything at this point just to have an excuse to turn it on

      • matthew garcia

        Mine will probably collect dust til mario kart or smash comes out. I dont want donkey kong. Ill probably be playing final fantasy 10 hd remake

    • matthew garcia

      Well it has the look of a nintendo game. And thats kiddie lookin sidescroller. This is nintendos problem from a sales standpoint. Videogames are entertainment like movies. U go to the theatre and u dont wanna see pixar movies all the time u have to watch some rated r shit to

  • Yousif Alromaithi

    As much as it sold better I think Nintendo will do well this gen, the Wii U will turn out to be a GameCube. A system I loved and played for many years. I hope it will have better games than GamCube.

    • Ryushi

      But the GameCube still had awesome games…

      • Yousif Alromaithi

        The best games I ever played never forgotten RE4, Melee, Wind Waker Eternal Darkness, F-Zero, Metriod Prime and Sunshine.

        • SP-937-215

          I got a lot of Gamecube play time on OoT Master Quest, Time Splitters 2, and the Gameboy Advance Player. And I absolutely loved my Wavebird. Edit: and Animal Crossing, how could I leave that one out. I was obsessed with fishing and collecting those cactuar-looking things for my house.

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            GameCube was the best system I played on sixth gen until it stopped making games I turned my attention on ps2.

        • Mario

          Oh Melee! So many memories!

        • zoohero

          Don’t forget luigi’s mansion for the gc. It vas awesome

    • Skelterz

      That’s fine with me the gamecube was and still is a fantastic system.

  • Superstick98

    It’s because they didn’t delay the game for 7 months and didn’t release a watered down port. ^_^ XD

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  • David Trail

    Developers take note make a good game and it will sell well on Wii U.

    Make a rubbish dumbed down version of a game and it will not.

    Nintendo gamers are more hardcore and know what we are buying. We won’t buy crap like the ps4 and Xbox One fans!

    • jjbredesen
    • Virus6

      I would have agreed with you if you didn’t make the stupid jab to ps4/x1 gamers. It’s really not necessary and makes you seem immature and pedantic.

    • Michael DeVore

      I certainly hope you’re wrong. Usually when a company is given the option to make a quick cheap crappy game vs an expensive QA process to make a good game they pick a crappy game only if it will sell. As long as there are sufficient enough gamers out there that buy Call of Duty clone of itself that is the only thing they will make. Which, unfortunately, boils down to no 3rd party games. Wouldn’t want them anyways if they were bad, but I’d rather good 3rd party games because bad ones don’t sell anywhere not because they wont sell on the WiiU.

  • Dylan Clark

    i liked this game and i bought it on Wii U

  • Donaald

    This just proves that Nintendo has the platformer audience in their pockets.

  • Frankie

    The Wii U is supposed to be the best platform for Indy’s.

  • Josie the Sketcher

    Yes!!! Great positive news!

  • Ducked

    Looks like a cute game…

  • WiiUPS4

    Well that’s some good news for Wii U

  • SP-937-215

    I’d bet money that the reason for this is the Wii U’s very limited selection of games. If PS3/Vita/Steam carved down their number of games to a few dozen, then the sales of those few dozen would go up exponentially because gamers who are already invested in those platforms wouldn’t have much of a choice.

  • matthew garcia

    The game looks like it cost a 100 bucks to make

  • Joey

    I am gonna give this game a try, i played it on my 3DS a little bit, but why in the world should Wii U be dead as every consoles has it’s own type of games.

  • bizzy gie

    Wait. The 3DS version is the most successful, but the Wii U version is more successful than all versions combined?

    Please explain.

    • Virus6

      Well, they are two different titles aren’t they? Mutant Mudds was on the 3DS, but Mutant Mudds Deluxe is the version on Wii U/PSN/Steam. Or at least, that’s what I got from it.

  • Dark-Link73

    Two words: Critical Thinking. A skill all should have in order not to have our opinion influenced by vague/ambiguous information. This news (not the article itself though) is a clear example of why critical thinking skills are necessary in today’s world. The game developer claimed that the Wii U version of his game has outsold the Sony and Steam versions of the game; however (as Ms. King was quick to point out), he (Watsham) neglected to mention that the Wii U version of the game had nearly a six-month headstart.

    Now, I don’t mean to undermine the achievement and good news of the Wii U version outselling its counterparts; however, unless we have the actual monthly sales figures, it would be hard to asses if the sales would have been the same if all versions had been released at the same time.

    Very good observation Ms. King! 😉

  • William Cole

    I wonder if it sold that badly… or the Wii U version sold really well.