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Catherine Lures 500,000 Worldwide

Oh, it's niche all right. And that's why we're happy to see it sell so well (relatively speaking).

According to an Index earning statement spanning September 1, 2010 through August 31, 2011, the company had sales of 22,934 yen, which is down 34% in the year-over-year comparison. By the way, Index is the company that owns Atlus, the producers of Catherine.

And that's the good news for Index: as reported by Andriasang, the challenging and unique puzzle adventure has sold 500,000 units worldwide. This helped Index to operating profits of 2,695 million yen in their gaming division. Now, a half-million copies may not sound like much to the big boys like EA and Activision, but for Atlus and a game like the one in question, it's a tremendous success. It has even outsold another of Atlus' surprise hits, 3D Dot Game Heroes.

If you haven't tried Catherine yet, we urge you to check out the game's mature storyline that focuses on infidelity, and a puzzle mechanic that is both original and highly addictive.

Related Game(s): Catherine

Tags: catherine, catherine sales, atlus, catherine stats

10/19/2011 10:34:50 AM Ben Dutka

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011 @ 10:52:45 AM

I had to import a US version of this, could not wait for the 2012 UK release and I don't regret it a single bit!

Catherine just excels in every aspect, it has an engaging story which takes not of your actions and later displays conseqeuences. It has a challenging gameplay mechanics with stages with always bring something new. It also has Co-op and VS multiplayer, no online which is a great slap in the face to every other developer forcing online play into their games.

I really enjoyed this game, and after 30 hours, there is still tons to do. I don't even have any other puzzle games within my game collection. It's something I was worried before playing, but I soon got the hang of it.

Game of the year in my opinion, hands down.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011 @ 10:54:26 AM

Soo glad this game sold "well"... So Atlus, where's my Persona 5 gonna get here? I'm starting to get really impatient

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011 @ 11:05:34 AM

I can't wait to pick it up in 2012.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011 @ 1:19:52 PM

I've beat the game on normal and now I'm trying to beat it on hard...its one of those games that really challenges you so I'm glad to see that its selling well.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011 @ 1:52:09 PM

I have yet to start it on hard, though I did replay it on normal and get Gold on all the stages. I'm now just waiting from my friend to get used to it so I can play Babel with him.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011 @ 1:47:21 PM

GOTY, love it.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011 @ 7:49:11 PM

Wonder if this game will win "Surprisingly good game Award".

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Thursday, October 20, 2011 @ 1:46:06 AM

I never had the money but both Cat and 3D Dot are on the list. I wonder how many copies would be sold total if those who wish they could but cannot buy it could...

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Thursday, October 20, 2011 @ 8:04:09 PM


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