People who didn’t realise that the Super Meat team were being ironically sarcastic when announcing on some podcast that they had only sold twelve copies of Super Meat Boy on Direct2Drive went and posted on blogs and sites believing it was true.
This lead to articles being posted because, well, you know, Sundays being a no news day and so sites have to rely on whatever they can get their hands on or conjour up in their brain out of a misrepresented statement.
@SuperMeatBoy had this to say:
FOR THE RECORD. We did NOT sell ONLY 12 copies on D2D. This was a joke that wasn't clarified. Pass it on.
— Team Meat (@SuperMeatBoy) July 18, 2011
So, that’s that all sorted then, right?