After the release of the original game Torchlight, the developers were presented with great reviews and decent sales figures, and decided that creating a sequel was worth the effort. The sequel, Torchlight II, is doing much better in terms of sales for Runic.
Torchlight managed to chalk up about 1 million in sales (units sold) in two years after it launched in 2009. That's not a bad number, but the sequel Torchlight II has hit the 2 sales milestone in less than a year since its launch in September of 2012.
"We are overwhelmed by the reception for Torchlight II," said Runic CEO Max Schaefer, who also co-founded Diablo-developer Blizzard North, in a statement. "To hit this milestone is a testament not only to our dedicated development team, but also to the greatest, most positive gaming community I've ever seen."
Runic's President, Travis Baldree also praised the Torchlight committee saying, "It wouldn't have been possible without you and we're humbled and grateful for your response."