Sony: "Extremely Delighted With Demand For Heavy Rain"
We were a little concerned that Heavy Rain wouldn't resonate with enough people in order to translate to a financial success. But with the combination of high review scores and general overall hype, Quantic Dream should be nicely rewarded for their efforts.
Although the numbers aren't official, early estimates say that Heavy Rain has sold approximately 500,000 copies in its first week of availability. Considering the uniqueness of the title and the fact that it's exclusive to the PlayStation 3, that's an excellent number. The estimates say the game sold around 200,000 here in North America, with an additional 150,000 sold in Europe, and there's every chance Heavy Rain could surpass the one million mark soon. However, it seems Sony didn't even anticipate this kind of success, because according to MCVUK, the rush to snag this innovative "interactive drama" has caused a definite shortage on the UK High Street. Said an SCE UK representative:
"We have been extremely delighted with the demand for Heavy Rain. Whilst it isn't out of stock we are aware that supplies are running low. There is still supply in the chain, but I'm afraid if you're hunting for a copy it may require a little extra footwork. There will be more stock arriving next week.
In the meantime we thank everyone for their excitement and their support for this title and also for their patience if they are still seeking a copy."
It's all good news, although we know a few of you have experienced some freezing and crashing issues with the game, which is unfortunate. It's one of those games that deserves to be played more than once and if you're a collector, you'll likely want this one in your collection. So if you haven't yet managed to find a copy, just wait a bit.
Related Game(s): Heavy Rain
3/1/2010 10:22:52 AM Ben Dutka