DigitalDNA Games has claimed that CastleMiner Z has become the fastest selling Xbox LIVE Indie game.
Based in a world that's strikingly similar to Minecraft's, the co-op survival horror shooter has sold over 900,000 units since its release during November, 2011. That figure would not only make it the fastest selling title on the XBLIG market, but also make it the most commercially successful Xbox LIVE Indie title ever released. DigitalDNA Games' Thomas Steinke stated:
"Based on the positions in the daily best selling lists it may very well be the best selling XBLIG of all time, but I won't feel fully comfortable saying that until we have reached the top of the xbox.com best selling list, which I project should happen when we round out 1M units sales in the next 4-6 weeks, becoming the first XBLIG to do so."
One of the major reasons for CastleMiner Z's commercial success is undoubtedly its price tag 80 Microsoft Points, which is equivalent to $1.