Catherine sales set record for Atlus
Catherine is already developer Atlus’ biggest launch title ever one week after release, according to the video game website IGN. Atlus shipped the most units at launch — 200,000 to be exact — for any Atlus game in the company’s history.
“Catherine has exceeded our highest expectations,” said Tim Pivnicny, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Atlus, in a statement given to 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.
Pinvincy said it’s appropriate that the puzzle title is the biggest launch in the publisher’s history.
“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.”
Atlus did not provide IGN with exact sales figures at the time. Catherine hit North American store shelves on July 26 for PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 system.