Sales Of Ori Games Have Crossed 10 Million, Moon Studios CEO Reveals

The sales figure takes into account both releases.

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  • Moon Studios CEO Thomas Mahler has confirmed that Ori games have crossed the 10 million milestone.
  • He has also confirmed that both titles that were released in the series are included in the sales figure. 
  • The entries on Nintendo Switch initially did not sell as many copies as the devs hoped.

Moon Studios CEO Thomas Mahler has recently taken to Twitter to express the significance of Ori Games for the devs. The hearty indie series has now sold over 10 million copies worldwide—yes both titles are included in the sales figure as explicitly confirmed. He also clarified that the studio would have gone bankrupt if the first entry did not achieve as much fame as it did in the Metroidvania community. 

The prominent Ori games may have even risen to become the most successful metroidvania series ever made, as mentioned by Thomas.

However, the franchise has seemingly struggled to roll over as many copies as the devs initially hoped on the Nintendo Switch. Ori and the Blind Forest did not even appear on the Nintendo eShop on the first day when it was released due to an internal error. However, it appears that the sales did stabilize with time and sold well enough on the console.

Ori Games Have Left A Lasting Impact On Metroidvania Genre

The franchise is held in high regard by the studio and gamers alike. You can expect to enjoy precise gameplay and control in a responsive 2D Platformer setting with breathtaking setpieces. Despite the charming aesthetics, the game features challenging progression combined with gameplay that forces you to adapt to each situation.


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In some related news, the CEO has earlier mentioned that playing Ori Games on Xbox Game Pass is not making the studio any money, asking fans to purchase them instead for support.

The team is currently working on No Rest for the Wicked; its early access is out on April 18 for Steam and will see a final launch for PC, Xbox Series X|S, and PlayStation 5.

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