“We can get close to 100,000. We can cross 100,000. We can even reach 150,000 copies!” Mikage exclaimed enthusiastically over Twitter earlier today, while talking about Imageepoch’s upcoming PSP RPG, Tale of the Last Promise.
However, beyond that figure, Mikage says, you encounter the wall of 200,000 with a “Zudon!” sound. Development and marketing costs escalate if you’re attempting to cross the 200,000 mark. He believes that 150,000 copies constitutes a small smash hit.
Imageepoch, for their part, are doing some smart cross-over promotions between Tale of the Last Promise and their other upcoming PSP title, Black Rock Shooter: The Game. Early copies of the former will come with a CD containing in-game video clips of the latter, along with the latest trailer and a glimpse of a special costume.
When Tale of the Last Promise releases in April, it will be Imageepoch’s very first self-published title. It’s easy to understand why Mikage is excited, especially considering he’s had a hands-on role in its development.