Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection has sold more than 1 million copies, Konami announced today, an impressive feat in light of it being a retro collection comprised of older games from the 8 and 16-bit era.
Konami revealed the news in a cheeky infographic that also that revealed that six million pizzas were eaten and 350 million foot soldiers defeated.
“We’re thrilled and a little shell-shocked at this morning’s fantastic news!” Digital Eclipse said in a tweet. “Thank you to Konami and Nickelodeon for the opportunity to make [Cowabunga Collection], but most of all, thank you the intensely loyal TMNT fans who loudly supported this project!”
13 iconic TMNT titles, over 1 million copies sold!
From lifelong fans, to newcomers experiencing the historic games for the first time — we hope you’ve enjoyed playing and exploring TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection.
You all really kicked some shell. pic.twitter.com/gafVGMo8Nn
— Konami (@Konami) April 7, 2023
The Cowabunga Collection’s strong sales can be chalked up to the considerable excitement in the run-up to its release last year, which was owed in large part to the lack of availability for many of its core games.
The collection consists of 13 games from the NES, SNES, Sega Genesis, Game Boy, and arcade, with many of them featuring online play.
Our review was positive on the collection as a whole, but criticized its online play. “The entire TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection has clearly been crafted by a team that loves the TMNT – not just the games, but the shows and comics as well.”
However, “It’s truly unfortunate that the online component makes it so hard to find a match, and when you do get into a game it’s often woefully laggy. The input delay could also be improved.”
Digital Eclipse has since added new features and other enhancements while fixing numerous issues, including multiple enhancements for online play.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection is currently available on Switch, PS4, PS5, PC, and Xbox.
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