Catherine may not have set the gaming
world on fire in North America, but according to the latest numbers
from Atlus' parent company Index, the relationship
parable/platformer/sheep sim was nonetheless one of the company's
This week, Index released its earning
statements for the period stretching September 1st, 2010
to August 31st, 2011. The report indicated Catherine had
shipped 500k copies globally, 78k of which were in North America.
While those numbers may pale in comparison to the Gears of Wars and
L.A. Noires of the western world, they did equate to Atlus' biggest
launch ever and contribute to a sizable boost in revenues for Index.
Broken down further, Index's report said Catherine sold 260k copies in Japan, and 230k internationally.
Elsewhere, the Persona series was also shown to have sold a total of
over 1.65 million games in Japan alone, providing further motivation
for Atlus to keep doing what it's doing.
Catherine arrived in North America this
July. Some loved it. Some didn't know what the crap was going on. See what GR had to say about the decidedly
off-kilter sim-platformer in our own review.
Oct 20, 2011