Microsoft and Polytron Corporation have confirmed that Fez has sold over 100,000 units on Xbox Live Arcade. The downloadable game has been available for a month.

In development for five years, Phil Fish said the extended development time hurt sales. “The fact that the game took so long to come out I think ultimately hurt it,” he said. “I think it would have done better if it had come out two or three years ago rather than now, because things are kind of slowing down on Xbox Live Arcade – it’s the end of that life-cycle.”