There may be a much larger install base on the PlayStation 3 and Vita, but Renegade Kid’s awesome 8-bit throwback Mutant Mudds Deluxe has managed to sell more units on the Wii U than on the PlayStation Network and Steam combined. Company co-founder Jools Watsham confirmed the snippet on Twitter, adding that the Nintendo 3DS has been most popular home for the platformer.

It’s perhaps worth pointing out that the game’s been available on the handheld for the longest, having launched all the way back in early 2012. It was ported to the House of Mario’s home console last summer, before arriving on Steam in August and Sony’s abovementioned systems shortly before Christmas.

While the staggered release dates mean that it’s difficult to ascertain, well, anything from this data, we suppose that it does show that bigger target audiences don’t always result in greater sales. Having said that, we’d be interested to know how well the title would have performed on the PlayStation maker’s machines if it had fired onto them first. Guess we’ll never know now, huh?

[via twitter.com, twitter.com, joystiq.com]