I’m a huge fan of 3D Dot Game Heroes, I loved the game upon release and it’s still worth a punt months on, its timeless graphics style and Zelda-esque adventuring a surprise delight.
It seems Atlus were surprised by the game too, as figures released overnight confirm that the game sold 160,000 units in the States against lowly expectations of just 25,000. That’s nearly six and a half times what the publisher was hoping for.
Similarly, another PS3 exclusive, Demon’s Souls was only expected to sell 150,000 copies but managed to move more than twice that with 380,000 sold in the US.
Both two games that are a million miles away from the usual blockbuster AAA fare, it’s encouraging to know that there are gamers out there with slightly more esoteric tastes than we give credit for.