Catherine's still new but the action title has already become Atlus' biggest launch title ever. There's no solid sales numbers yet, but it's still safe to say that in Atlus' 20 year history, no game has moved more copies at launch. Go, Cathy!
"Catherine has exceeded our highest expectations," Tim Pivnicny, VP of Sales and Marketing at Atlus, told IGN. "It released last week to tremendous critical acclaim and fan response, bolstered by the release of a demo a couple weeks prior, and continues to generate discussion among fans for its mature themes, engrossing subject matter, and frantic, challenging gameplay."
"It is fitting, then, that Catherine can boast the largest launch in the 20-year history of Atlus, and continues to see strong sales at retail."
It hasn't been that long since the July 26th launch. I hope this sends a message back to Atlus Japan and Team Persona that we like these kinds of games. More, please!
|11:00 AM on 10.20.2011|
Atlus earnings: Catherine sells nearly 500,000 worldwide
Atlus has revealed some figures in its earnings report, but it's in Japanese which is all bukkake to me. Luckily Andriasang has translated some key info. Catherine sold 260,000 units in Japan and 230,000 internationally, on X...more
|8:20 AM on 08.18.2011|
Catherine finally reaching Australian shores
Atlus' puzzle-horror adventure Catherine has had the most diverse reactions of a videogame in recent memory. Fortunately, now Australians can decide for themselves as the game has just been announced to be released later this...more
|1:30 PM on 08.07.2011|
Were there plans to bring Catherine to the PC?
The VG Resource did a little spelunking recently with an Xbox 360 copy of Catherine. By digging through the code, they were able to turn up a bunch of unused images from the game in addition to a user interface template sheet...more
|5:00 AM on 08.06.2011|
Catherine helps Mega64 win the ladies over
The latest offering from Mega64 actually has one of the most straightforward set-ups. There are no props. No cameos. No other starring members except Rocco. It turns out that the subject matter of Catherine is weird enough on its own to produce an incredibly awkward series of encounters with Rocco playing a disturbingly forlorn nerd Love is over before it even began.more
|1:30 PM on 08.04.2011|
Hey, Sheep: Catherine sells 200,000 copies in one week
We heard earlier that Catherine broke all sales records for Atlus USA, but now a new tweet from the company lets us know just how well they did. As you can see, 200,000 copies of Catherine sold in the first week! That's a lot...more
|9:00 AM on 07.22.2011|
Catherine gets a European publisher
While Atlus said this week that there are "no plans" to localize Catherine for Europe, Deep Silver has stepped up to say otherwise. The Dead Island publisher will be bringing everybody's favorite sex-themed puzzle-horror game to the PAL region. Yay! No word on when the game will arrive yet, but it's nice to know that it's coming. I mean, if you're into that sort of thing, you sorry little pervoid.more
|6:15 PM on 07.19.2011|
Meet Vincent Brooks. He's probably a lot like you. At 32 years of age, Vincent is unambitious and in a long-term relationship with the dependable but frustrated Katherine who has been dropping not-so-subtle hints about marria...more
|5:45 PM on 07.18.2011|
Catherine 'Love Is Over' deluxe unboxing video
We've ripped the wrapper off a brand new, early copy of the deluxe edition Catherine boxset. This "Love is Over" edition goes for about $79.99 and includes a copy of the game (both Xbox 360 and PS3 are available), a naught...more
|2:30 PM on 07.13.2011|
Catherine: The Final Preview (Yes, it's easier!)
I beat the final, North American retail version of Catherine yesterday. I know I've previewed the Japanese release, and then later previewed code from E3 earlier this year, but this is the final preview coming from me ahead o...more
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Dragon's Crown will have different character palettes
Now that we've gotten a good look at all the characters in the game, more info on Dragon's Crown is steadily rolling in. Evidently, you'll be able to customize your characters with different color variations, as well as dual ...more
|4:30 PM on 05.16.2013|
Shin Megami Tensei IV video showcases English voicework
Shin Megami Tensei IV hits shelves in Japan next week and its North American release is right around the corner. To celebrate several more weeks of waiting Atlus USA has decided to drop a trailer to remind everyone that we h...more
|1:30 PM on 05.10.2013|
The final Dragon's Crown character trailer is the Amazon
We've seen spots for Dragon's Crown's Dwarf, Fighter, Wizard, Sorceress, and Elf, and now the time has come for the final character video -- the Amazon. The Amazon looks to be a mix of the Elf, the Dwarf, and Fighter's plays...more