Submitted by Homicide 1779d ago | news

3D Dot Game Heroes Sells Six Times Expectations, Demon’s Souls Does Double

Demon’s Souls may have been Atlus USA’s top selling title, but 3D Dot Game Heroes sales pixel exploded way past the publisher’s projections. Atlus USA estimated 25,000 units. 3D Dot Game Heroes actually sold 160,000 units, greater than six times expectations. (3D Dot Game Heroes, Demon's Souls, Etrian Odyssey 3, Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City, Industry, Nintendo DS, Persona 3 Portable, PS3, PSP, Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable, Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey)

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Chaostar  +   1779d ago
Both excellent games and deserve every sale they get :)
zatrox  +   1779d ago
But, I fear Atlus has been weak with localizations lately, despite all the money they've got thanks to From titles.

On a side note, since Atlus has been doing so well with From Software titles, perhaps this means they'll localize Armored Core 5 themselves?

Because oh god, I hope somebody picks it up after it releases in Japan.
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InfectedDK  +   1779d ago
3D Dot Game Heroes is a fun 8,5/10 game.
It was also somewhat needed for the PS3 as it stands out from the crowd of other great games in terms of gameplay and style.

Demon's Souls looks very awesome! But haven't bought it yet.
It sounds very hard to play and like it takes much time.

I hope they both sell even better.
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bananlol  +   1779d ago
This news made mt day:D
This game is so underrated, probably my greatest next gen experience after guns of the patriots. It really aggrevates me how people write this off as a zelda clone yet happily accept one shooter after another.

I mean if they like the 2d zeldas enouch to consider this a clone then shouldnt they be happy to geet more games that plays like that?

Armored core is also a underrated game, thought it looked like crap but then i borrowed a friends copy and found out what a thrilling game it really is, really gets the adrenaline pumpig.

Havent tried deamons souls but i highly suspects im not up to the task.
GoldPS3  +   1779d ago
Great news. You can bet Atlus will keep supporting the PS3 with more games.
tinybigman  +   1779d ago
own both and they are both awesome.
AceofStaves  +   1779d ago
Great news for Atlus. They've been my favourite publisher for the past few years. It's great to see them succeed.
tacosRcool  +   1779d ago
Gonna go and grab both of them soon!
LiquifiedArt  +   1778d ago
I own both
I've platinumed Demon Souls and will soon platinum 3D Dot.
(Thank you new patch)

From makes such great unique games. I will continue to support them.
PirateThom  +   1779d ago
I wish more people knew how good 3D Dot Game Heroes is, I really need to finish it.

I went down to buy it on day 1, biggest gaming store in my town got 2 copies in and 0 pre-orders... the. hell.
Godmars290  +   1779d ago
I need to start my second play-through.
Apparently there's a princess in need of saving but I couldn't find her...

(And yeah, pretty sure I gt that figured out, so no help from the peanut gallery, thank you very much...:p)

@Zatrox: where the heck is AC5? been at least two years since anyone talked about it.
zatrox  +   1779d ago
It's From, so it doesn't really surprises me there hasn't been much talk about AC5 nor hype, aside from a trailer or two. After all, that's normal for them.

It'll probably release this year (Although I doubt it) or next year in Japan.

God knows when we'll get it here in America.
eggbert  +   1779d ago
I own both games
Demon's souls was great, but I can't platinum the game because of the GODDAMN PURE BLADESTONE.

3D dot game heroes is also fun, although I am currently only on the desert temple. The graphics are pretty cool though.
bananlol  +   1779d ago
The desert theme music is really something:D
Hardbladestone  +   1778d ago
Want to borrow mine
Stealth20k  +   1779d ago
and yet they arent localizing jackshit
ELite_Ghost  +   1779d ago
gonna wait for a used version for 20$ somewhere for any of these games

I know I'm a cheapass lol...
TheColbertinator  +   1779d ago
Get it new.Support the developers
eggbert  +   1779d ago
Both of these games are around the $30 mark
at retail

Online Amazon is probably $20 or under.
jagstatboy  +   1778d ago
I'm gonna use the $20 I'm getting from Amazon for pre-ordering Blank Ops to buy 3D Dot...will end up costing me only $10. Heck yes.
mandf  +   1779d ago
I bought both and beat both. Great games!
TANUKI  +   1779d ago
Those 2 games are the games I show off to anyone that wants to check out my PS3. I can't say this enough, but thank god for Atlus bring this to N.A.
TheColbertinator  +   1779d ago
High five guys.Nice work Atlus
knifefight  +   1779d ago
Great to see these games doing well.
Horny  +   1779d ago
Now that they are 30 each Im buying both. Just replayed A Link to the Past and now Im ready for 3DDGH. Ordering tomorrow
StitchJones  +   1779d ago
Demons Souls and 3D were both excellent games. I am very proud to have them in my collection. I'm looking forward to Catherine, and hopeful for a new full fledged Persona game for the PS3 at some point down the road.
3nd3rth3  +   1779d ago
own both
Atlus did very well publishing both of these. Kudos to FROM for developing them as well!
Arknight  +   1779d ago
Not to take away from these 2 games (because they are both awesome), but maybe, just maybe, this shows how starved people are for some good RPGs.
Corrwin  +   1779d ago
Hurrah for the Old School and Hardcore
However whilst shallow, unoriginal twaddle like Call of Duty continue to sell millions, we're not gonna see many other publishers giving us game swe can actually get our teeth into.
Nugundam0079  +   1778d ago
I have both!
As a giant nostalgia(and avid zelda fan) freak 3D dot game heroes was perfect for me

Demon souls is tough though..so im not that big of a fan of it.

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