Catherine Sales Set Atlus Record

A week after its release, Catherine has already become Atlus' biggest launch title ever. The game has shipped the most units at launch of any Atlus game in the company's history.

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Omega Archetype2689d ago

Awesome! Let's hope for a new JRPG from them for PS3!

Dread2689d ago (Edited 2689d ago )

why not for the 360 as well?

Cereal2689d ago

Because it's a JRPG, not a shooter. JRPGs sell like crap on the 360 so there is no point in gimping the game for that console when people aren't going to buy it on the 360 anyways.

Also, you can't sell ignorant without IGN.

SuperLupe2689d ago

FF13 aside that also sold well on 360, can you name me a single jrpg that sold well on the PS3 ?

WrAiTh Sp3cTr32689d ago

Dread, just ignore that person and move on. People like that aren't worth striking up a conversation with.

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HINDERIZATION2689d ago (Edited 2689d ago )

Lost Odyssey sold like crap on the 360. JRPG isn't meant to be on a system that plays mostly shooters and has a western audience.

NewMonday2688d ago

@Kurt Russell
and COD players are sex machines?

phoenixdown2688d ago

because it's not meant for it.

Masamori Sumimura2688d ago

not it wont be PS3 only stop dreaming the game will come out xbox360 aswell. how is Cahtrine gimped because it'S on xbox to?

Kurt Russell2688d ago

Nah newmonday , that ones for homophobic 12 year olds ;)- JRPG is the next evolutionary step for those lads and laddetts :D

turgore2688d ago

why did he get so many disagrees. this just shows the site is INFESTED with ps3 fanboys (rats).

TheDivine2688d ago

Sucks for you cereal because all the good jrpgs are on 360 not to mention wrpgs. I guess you can play vesperia in japanese and whats the other jrpg that the ps3 has.........right nobody cares.

ps3destroyer2688d ago

Why the ask ps3 fanboys will never learn.

Omega Archetype2688d ago

Oh, I wouldn't care either way if it went to 360. I'd buy it on PS3 regardless, but I'm a multiplatform owner so I don't care about exclusivity when it comes to 3rd party games really.

I play all my singleplayer games on PS3 and most of my online games on 360, though this year it's been almost nothing being played on my 360 sadly.

I suppose I should have put PS3 and 360, however I'm also a PC gamer, so someone should get mad that I didn't post it on that either. ALthough we all know that these games don't usually hit PC (which I think they should.)

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Gray-Fox-Type02689d ago (Edited 2689d ago )

game is alright, even thought many free flash games similar to it are available... atlus are nice and a niche company i played persona games, even though not my type of games. This one however was much more interesting. Less of that bullshit social crap from persona series to more gameplay. Persona games are soooo boring. Damn repitition kills it. even though characters are funny and dialouge too. Last one i played was on the PSP remake of the PS2 one..and half way just gave up. Boring sims not my type of thing

as for JRPGS more interested in the Last Story or Xenoblade...

iWishTifaWasReal2689d ago



no shit last time i checked Square Enix westernized that game and imo that was a bad experiment :/

BluePumpkin72688d ago

FF13 is a good game compared to the other jrpg's released this gen

snipes1012689d ago (Edited 2689d ago )

Awesome game...just beat it the other day. It's good to see a game that does something different get some shine.

I've gotta say though, I still think that the sexy marketing had something to do with it. I can't believe that, if this game sold better than all of their past titles, that it was strictly the "quirky gameplay" and "unique storyline" that did numbers. Following that logic, the persona games should have done just as well...hell Atlus's whole damn catalog should have done just as well. A vast majority of their games are quirky.

sex sells

DaTruth2688d ago (Edited 2688d ago )

"I've gotta say though, I still think that the sexy marketing had something to do with it."

This is the primary reason I'm not buying it; I have no idea about the gameplay. Everything I've seen is just sexy marketing and I can't even imagine how a game like this would play!

Okay, you've got sex! What else?

Edit: Although, I completely ignored the demo, I'm the type of guy that doesn't just play every demo I see and sometimes they sit in my HDD for months until I finally delete them!

The Great Melon2688d ago (Edited 2688d ago )

You complain about not seeing gameplay, yet you choose to ignore the demo and multitude of gameplay videos? Bizarre.

snipes1012688d ago


That's a shame man it's a really good game. The puzzle aspects are fast and furious. Here, I wrote a review for it at a site I write for

I ordered my copy off of amazon so I didn't feel like an idiot walking to the counter with it. It's kind of embarrassing that they marketed it the way they did.

I like sex, women and the female anatomy and all that, but this marketing is not exactly helping gamers' image at all.

tiffac2688d ago

Not sure if Catherine can be categorized as a JRPG. Its more of a Puzzle game than anything else with a dash of sexiness on the side (okay lots of sexiness) lol!

Loved the game.

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dredgewalker2689d ago (Edited 2689d ago )

Sex sells? Nah, I also believe it's a very good and interesting game that I will definitely pick up.Nice to hear that it's selling well.

Max Power2689d ago (Edited 2689d ago )

Well sex does sell, but it wasn't the driving factor for this game, like you said, it was the quirky and unique game play and storyline, which is the reason why I am getting this game.

WildArmed2689d ago

The demo had me engrossed. I think I am going to buy it now. The demo was just.. mind numbing. Probably can't afford it right away, so hopefully when the game hits 40$ or so.

Cpt_kitten2689d ago

kind of surprised but awesome none the less, awesome game, can't wait for Persona 5

Why o why2689d ago (Edited 2689d ago )

ha, just noticed your avatar. I was playing persona 4 on my 60 gig fatty but it died:( i haven't repaired it and the slims obviously cant play it....pissed. I need to finish it and hope they do a next gen persona... Any ideas who has the persona rights. Ive only seen them on sony platforms.

Its official, somebody is pissed about catherine

Lovable2689d ago

Atlus owns the Shin Megami Tensei franchise.

Cpt_kitten2689d ago

Atlus owns the franchise and Catherine devs even said that this was basically them testing there engine for current gen systems so P5 should be in the works hopefully soon

love all the SMT games

Whitefox7892689d ago (Edited 2689d ago )

Should be sooner then you think they've been working on another Persona game since P4 and they were also working on Catherine simultaneously with P4 they quoted saying, "the Persona 4 development team would switch back and forth between developing Catherine's first stages and polishing up Persona 4."

And Katsura Hashino confirmed they've been working on another Persona game since March 2010 with this quote, "I want to add things that are being expected of the series and change things that can be changed within those boundaries."

I'm definitely looking for an Atlus announcement at this years TGS.

Cpt_kitten2689d ago

haha i would be so pumped if they did, i knew they were working on something but there the kind of devs the keep things hush hush which is nice

Whitefox7892689d ago

At most I can expect them to show a trailer for the remake of Persona 2: Innocent Sin for the PSP and they will probably throw a new trailer out for Devil Survivor 2. I can only hope they'll announce something P5 related since they got the team off of working off Catherine and with the positive sales its received, I also got to commend their engine as well it's pretty much tied as my favorite cell shaded engine next to Valkyria Chronicles.

lizard812882689d ago

See Devs/Pubs. Taking risks DO work. This game is well, not a traditional games and it still sells an ass load i guess.

darfreeze2689d ago

Proves that gamers are pervs. XD

dredgewalker2689d ago

This game is pervy yet stays classy at the same time.This is how you do mature games right :)

malol2689d ago

im a perv
so what ???

dredgewalker2688d ago


Who isn't a perv? lol :)

nemesiscw2689d ago

Well, in the survey in the game, 90% of men put down that they're a perv. Roughly 80% for females.

Prototype2689d ago

I'm not a perv, just addicted to internet porn