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3D Dot Game Heroes A Success

Retro themed adventure outsells expectations.

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.

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26 Comments
  1. gazo69
    Member
    Since: Forever

    I’ve ignored this game, but I’m not really sure why because I loved playing Zelda!

    I’m gonna give it a whirl then.

    Comment posted on 22/10/2010 at 05:01.
    • woodsy321
      Member
      Since: May 2010

      Its a great little game if you enjoyed Zelda, and well worth a pop

      Comment posted on 22/10/2010 at 12:18.
      • shields_t
        Member
        Since: Oct 2008

        I think it just goes to show that flashy 1080p realism doesn’t necessarily win over solid, enjoyable gameplay.

        The £25 price tag for 3DDGH can’t have hurt either.

        Comment posted on 22/10/2010 at 14:04.
      • shields_t
        Member
        Since: Oct 2008

        Oooops, just noticed that refers to US sales and expectations, rather than UK.

        Comment posted on 22/10/2010 at 14:05.
  2. crazyoaktree
    Member
    Since: May 2009

    Itsa good retro theme rpg I love it.

    Comment posted on 22/10/2010 at 06:01.
  3. kivi95
    Member
    Since: Oct 2009

    I Want to buy the game but have not have the time to buy it.

    Comment posted on 22/10/2010 at 06:54.
  4. MadBoJangles
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    I bought it 3 days before my console YLOD’d on me, it’s still sat there waiting to be played…

    Does look bloody good though :D

    Comment posted on 22/10/2010 at 07:16.
  5. Nauraph
    Member
    Since: Jan 2010

    Atlus is just great. =P

    Comment posted on 22/10/2010 at 07:19.
  6. KeRaSh
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    I got bored somewhere down the middle bit still intend to finish it once I have more time.

    Comment posted on 22/10/2010 at 07:26.
  7. bugsy6
    Member
    Since: May 2009

    Both great games, sat firmly in the favourites parts of my shelf lol

    Comment posted on 22/10/2010 at 08:05.
  8. Jumping Monks
    Legend
    Since: Jan 2009

    I bought 3D DGH near enough as it came out. Fantastic game I would probably missed if it weren’t for you nofi, cheers!

    Comment posted on 22/10/2010 at 08:42.
  9. Klart
    Member
    Since: Jun 2010

    I’m still gonna get that one day…

    Comment posted on 22/10/2010 at 08:57.
  10. tyrant161
    Member
    Since: May 2009

    3D DGH is one of my favorite games on ps3, only cost me £20 new from asda on launch day as well….it sells for £20 at game second hand lol. not tried demon souls yet but i am interested in it, the only reason i haven’t bought it yet is because of how hard every review says it is…..the difficulty might put me off…from what iv’e seen on youtube, it’s rock!

    Comment posted on 22/10/2010 at 09:16.
    • STILLCANTTHINKOFAGOODPSNNAME
      Member
      Since: Mar 2010

      demon’s souls is only as hard as you want to make it. (example) i started a new character (royal :p) because my first one was too well rounded so i made a magic focused class and pumped all my points into magicDMG and MP so now i can 1 hit most enemies (including bosses)


      i sold MW2 and bought 3DDGH day one its a great little game with many secrets and jokes about retro games and previous FROM SOFTWARE games i still haven’t beaten it though (DAMM boss after another boss trick :( )

      Comment posted on 22/10/2010 at 11:58.
    • woodsy321
      Member
      Since: May 2010

      I’ll ditto that, use the royal class and its far easier, go for a melee fighter, and your asking for trouble (but then may find it more rewarding)

      Comment posted on 22/10/2010 at 12:19.
      • MadBoJangles
        Member
        Since: Nov 2009

        Pffft @ Royal lol
        Knight all the way!!

        That said, in theory you can roll a melee class and still pump points into Magic Dmg and MP anyways! :)

        Comment posted on 22/10/2010 at 15:51.

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