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Catherine Does Big First Week Sales In The U.S.


Catherine’s done well for Atlus in North America. According to a tweet from the Atlus USA Twitter account, the game sold 200,000 copies in its first week following its release. Atlus celebrated the occasion with a cake:



Catherine also exceeded Atlus’ sales expectations in Japan. Atlus were expecting 150,000 copies in Japanese sales, and the game went on to sell 250,000 units by the end of February, which led to an increased goal of 300,000. Parent company, Index Holdings, then announced plans to expand Catherine as a new franchise.

Ishaan Sahdev
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Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.