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Heavy Rain Sells Over a Million

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Good news for the fellows over at Quantic Dream. Heavy Rain, a flagship PS3 title and one of this generations defining experiences has sold over a million copies since its launch in February. That’s over a million people who’ve pressed “X” to yell “Jason.”

I’m happy the guys are finally getting a bit of commercial success instead of just critical acclaim. Omikron and Fahrenheit were fantastic games that were largely ignored by the game-buying public. It good to see that Heavy Rain isn’t destined for the bottom of the bargain bin too.

"That was a surprise to many,” said Quantic Dream’s David Cage to Play3.de “since estimated sales were between 200,000 to 300,000 units. We estimate that by the end of the year, we will have sold 1.5 million copies, and are very pleased with the reception."

Cage also acknowledged that the game was far from being a guaranteed winner.

“Our game isn’t an action game, it’s not a role-playing game, [and] it’s not an adventure. It isn’t in any one genre. When you create a new, convention-busting game to the market, it’s always a risk, both for the developer and the publisher.”

1 million isn’t a lot compared to sales of blockbuster games like Modern Warfare 2 – but considering it’s a niche title that’s a pretty good achievement.

Source : Gamespot

Last Updated: April 9, 2010


  1. darthdad

    April 9, 2010 at 15:29

    Great stuff! Thoroughly deserved for an epic piece of entertainment.


  2. ClericZA

    April 9, 2010 at 16:13

    Glad to say I’m a proud contributor to this achievement.
    Sad to say that I’ve yet to touch the game due to studies. Wanna give it my full attention once I start it.


  3. Darkling

    April 10, 2010 at 07:59

    I really enjoyed the game,but it had more plot holes than S.A has potholes! :pinch:


  4. AlKi

    April 10, 2010 at 09:11

    hahahaah yeah was a good game….!


  5. mitas

    April 10, 2010 at 14:36

    just dont make a sqeual like bioshock 2


  6. fred

    April 12, 2010 at 09:04

    Well deserved , it was a unique and great experience. Wish I had the time to do another playthrough.


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