3D Dot Game Heroes Off To Strong Start In North America
You know, Square-Enix might want to take a page from Atlus' admittedly smaller and more modest book: the hardcore long-time gamers do exist and they do like to play games the way they used to be.
Gamasutra's weekly Sailing the World piece, which covers the five top-selling games for each major gaming platform, has noted that 3D Dot Game Heroes was #1 in North America for its first week of availability. Using information taken from the various Amazon branches around the world, they have determined that Atlus' retro throwback has been the top seller of the past few days, even managing to top past blockbusters like God of War III and the more recently released Super Street Fighter IV. Of course, 3D Dot Game Heroes was the only one on the list to launch this week so it makes perfect sense to assume it'd be more popular, but even so...we're talking about a little 2D-turned-3D old-fashioned Zelda adventure. If nobody wanted to relive the past, it wouldn't sell at all, now would it? By the way, the reason you don't see it on the Japanese charts is because the game was out there last November. After doing up the review, I personally think there's something wrong with you if you don't like it.
'ahem' Does anyone else find it the slightest bit humorous that the #1 game for the Xbox 360 in the past week was still Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2...? Okay, maybe it's just me.
Related Game(s): 3D Dot Game Heroes
5/14/2010 10:36:20 AM Ben Dutka