Atlus has announced what everyone probably already knew – that Americans love Catherine, having made it the best selling US launch in Atlus’s history.
Atlus gloats over Catherine’s success in North America:
“Catherine has exceeded our highest expectations.
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.
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.”
2ch brings its usual penetrating insights to the table:
“Those dirty foreigners were hooked by the blonde heroine, weren’t they now!”
“Damn, now we are going to end up with another Catherine game and another postponement of the next Persona.”
“Wow, it outsold Demon’s Souls!?”
“With all the cash from Catherine they could actually ensure all the sub-missions in Persona 5 are fully voiced…”
“What the? I get the impression the Persona team is being massively overrated here.”