505 Games has announced that Terraria sold over 1 million units in mainland China on mobile platforms and soared to the top of local charts on TapTap and the iOS App Store in both the premium and sandbox game categories.
Terraria, developed by Re-Logic and published by 505 Games globally on mobile and console platforms, is a side-scrolling action-adventure that blends a traditional 2D combat system with expansive crafting mechanics and randomly generated pixel worlds.
In China, 505 Games partnered for Greater China territories with the leading mobile premium game publisher, XD Inc. After the successful launch in Mainland China, 505 Games and XD Inc. are looking forward to next years’ release in the rest of Greater China.
505 Games co-founder, Raffi Galante, said: “These preliminary results illustrate once again how Terraria truly is a timeless masterpiece in our industry, bringing joy to gamers in Beijing and Shanghai just like in New York and London. This is a remarkable achievement for Terraria and our company; this confirms once again the importance of a local approach to strategy, publishing operations and game development in China and Asia.”
In order to appeal to gamers in China and stand out in the competitive local market, considerable production resources were dedicated to enhancing localisation, adding territory-specific social features and tweaking some key art to match local tastes and preferences alongside the highly anticipated 1.4 update.