Heavy Rain Smashes Initial Sales Expectations
Towards the end of our Heavy Rain review, we expressed a concern that gamers weren't mature enough to give such a progressive interactive experience its just due.
Thankfully, though, those fears haven't been realized. Initially expected to sell 1.5 million units in its lifetime - a fantastic accomplishment in its own right - Quantic Dream boss David Cage has revealed that Heavy Rain has already hit that mark...and well before the holiday season even begins. Speaking at GDC Europe in Cologne, Cage now says he expects the game to hit the 2 million mark before year's end. As usual, he cited the strong review scores as the prime reason for the game's success; counting over 500 total reviews, the average score is over 90, and that usually translates to a financial success. We still think it marks a revolution and a giant step forward for the industry and we'll certainly be interested in Horizon, Quantic's next project. For a game with 22 different endings and dozens upon dozens of different scenes depending on the story branch you take, it may be the only title in existence where one can say truthfully, "every time you play it (to a point), it'll be different."
If you haven't tried it yet, we strongly urge you to pick it up soon. We're so happy the developers are being rewarded for such an effort; if the consumers hadn't responded, we might've been doomed to a future of...well, the same ol' same ol'.
Related Game(s): Heavy Rain
8/16/2010 12:05:01 PM Ben Dutka