Cuphead hits more than 1 million copies sold

Studio MDHR, the developer behind Cuphead (opens in new tab), has taken to a new blog post to announce the milestone, which comes just two weeks after the game launched. The studio also thanked fans for helping it cross the threshold so quickly. From StudioMDHR:

Hello friends! 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!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 had a long journey to release, and it subsequently ended up being one of the most anticipated Xbox launches in some time. That's due in part to Cuphead's unique look, which mimics the aesthetic of cartoons from the 1930s. While the difficult gameplay may not be everyone's cup of tea, Cuphead is certainly a unique title to say the least.

If you have yet to give Cuphead a shot, you can grab it now as an Xbox Play Anywhere title for Xbox One and Windows 10 for $19.99. Also check out our full, in-depth Cuphead review for more.

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  • microsoft need to acquire studio mhdr and make cuphead another one of their success mascots next to master chief.
  • So true.
  • Then release a poor sequel and shut it down.
  • Spoken like a true dickhead.
  • No James.    Cuphead 
  • That's an horrible idea!!!  I don't want StudioMDHR or Cuphead to die...
  • Love the fact that I can play this on my Surface Pro and Xbox!!
  • game on xbox @ home out on Surface Pro!!
    Looking forward to game on 6" win10arm docking on a gamepad btw.
  • Yes! Would love a physical releaae now.
  • That's disgusting.
  • Not since alien hominid have I died so frequently
  • Literally lasted about a minute. Gave up, returned it. So hard.
  • Then this game isn't for you, personally I love it.
  • At least 900k rage quits, achievement unlocked.
  • Beat it this evening.  Pretty great game.  I highly recommend if you're looking for a 2D platformer.  
  • Me too, reminds me of old games that were hard to beat, games nowadays are so easy. Cuphead is awesome!
  • I have to agree, but I also like the 1930s Max Fleisher and early Disney cartoon style to both the artwork and music.
  • Just downloaded it today. It's really solid and challenging
  • I don't understand why this game is popular.  Not in the least.
  • For the same reason that I don't get why people play Mario games.
  • I don't get why CoD so popular when it's literally the same thing rehashed every year.
  • I think it has to do with the entertainment value.
  • I bought it, and it's an amazing game, and runs well even on my Atom powered mini PC 😁 It's a "bit" hard, but at least there's a challenge in it 🤣
  • I am so happy for this developer, Cuphed reminds me of the tough side scrollers I use to play as a kid. They need to buy this developer and have them make other amazing games in this style.
  • I don't think Microsoft should buy Studio MDHR but fund the games to make them exclusive to Windows 10 and Xbox. That's what Microsoft did with Cuphead.
  • Yes, they should just fund them but give them full creative freedom as with Cuphead. A sequel is a must. Really a gem at 20 USD
  • Apparently there will be expansion packs with about 10-15 new bosses in them, at least that's the plan for Cuphead.
  • Loved the game.  Took a while to beat all bosses, died a lot, but what a great game.  All the memoroies of feeding quarters into arcade machines without spending all the money.  Now back to trying to get all the achievements.