The Binding of Isaac sells 700K

Edmund McMillen says he didn't expect a game like Binding of Isaac to sell 700,000 units in its first year, as he rolls out another update to the Wrath of the Lamb expansion.

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The grim and grisly game The Binding of Isaac has moved a whopping 700,000 units, according to developer Edmund McMillen. The revelation came amid some thoughts on the struggles of the recent Wrath of the Lamb downloadable content, which he says left "a bad taste in my mouth."

"Who would have thought a game about an abused child fighting off his mother with his tears could ever sell 700K copies in less than a year?" McMillen wrote in a statement to PC Gamer. "Not me, that's for ****ing sure."

All the same, he says Wrath of the Lamb ran into some bugs due to its size and scope. "The limitations of Flash and the abundance of items caused an infinite number of variables that we simply couldn't effectively test, and it kinda sucked," he said. As a result, he released a new 1.3 update for the DLC, which patches up some problems and adds a few new new bosses, enemies, items, music, and a new ending cutscene.

That's on top of the existing additions that came from Wrath of the Lamb, which included more than 100 new items, 5 chapters, 20 enemies, 25 new achievements, 15 bosses, and so on. In other words, this hefty update is being piled on top of a hefty update.

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    June 21, 2012 1:00 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, The Binding of Isaac sells 700K.

    Edmund McMillen says he didn't expect a game like Binding of Isaac to sell 700,000 units in its first year, as he rolls out another update to the Wrath of the Lamb expansion.

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      June 21, 2012 1:13 PM

      This game is the best.

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      June 21, 2012 2:26 PM

      I should really pick this up

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      June 21, 2012 5:55 PM

      What is this game like? I loved Super Meat Boy.

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        June 21, 2012 5:56 PM

        Twin-stick shooter with old-school zelda camera.

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        June 21, 2012 6:45 PM

        You control a naked child who shoots tears in a quest to defeat Satan and a mother figure that is eerily similar to TheOatmeal's charity banner.

        So... pretty awesome.

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          June 21, 2012 11:49 PM

          And you can get upgrades that turns his tears bloody for more damage, or he can even shoot pee on his enemies via another upgrade.

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      June 21, 2012 6:48 PM

      That is awesome.

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      June 21, 2012 10:16 PM

      I wish he had never mentioned the possibility of a Vita version. I've been avoiding the game hoping it would come out for that.

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      June 21, 2012 10:19 PM

      Man, I bought the OST even though I don't like the games music and the DLC and I still feel like I ripped Edmund off because I got the vanilla game in a humble bundle.

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        June 22, 2012 4:09 AM

        You can always add money to the bundle if you go to the link they gave you. You can also choose where the money goes.

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      June 21, 2012 10:21 PM

      Well deserved, in my opinion.

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      June 22, 2012 3:27 AM

      Probably my 2012 2011 goty. Thanks giant bomb for that category! I think I've put more time in now than skyrim

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