A year after its release, the PlayStation 3 exclusive Demon's Souls has become Atlus U.S.A's most successful title in the company's two decade existence, the publisher announced today.
Thank you for bringing this game to others outside of Japan, Atlus... Good looking out on the ports :)
All I can say is, when I look at the copies of other RPGs sold on the PS3, I have no clue how this game didn't sell 3mill at least even if it was not a big budget game.
I'm hoping that since it was recently put into the Greatest Hits, it'll get a nice sale boost. Because we all know, it deserves more than 800k sales. You know, they could always start giving Greatest Hits a seperate Trophy set. because I know alot of people who'd buy the Greastest Hit and normal version of the game to play this twice! :) (I already know 2 people who imported the Asian version of DS after playing the US version for the 2nd plat)
I wish it got a damn advertisement, I really do. Demon's Souls is one of those rare games that escapes the typical hype of big games and takes you by surprise. The lack of attention on the game really made me enjoy it that much more. It was such a great surprise. I want my damn DLC already, what's taking it so long?
No ADs. Small publisher. Niche game. In fact, it actually sold ALOT taking in account those things. @Alpha-Male22 No DLC, bro. They've actually said it, alot of time has passed, hell, they're even working on Project Dark right now. Working name, not official name.
But...but...there's a blatant pillar that is meant for DLC :( I've been waiting forever. Oh well, will just get Project Dark. I do hope it's as good and a true sequel. Is Project Dark the official name?
@Alpha the broken pillar is part of what I love about DS, its not so simple and rounded where you have everything set out for you, sometimes thing are stacked against you and sometimes its in your favor, even baddies are not always what they seem and good guys are not as clear cut. The broken pillar is an example of one of those things in the world that just is, that will not get an explanation just because its a game. I really would like to play the land of the giants myself but its not a problem it just shows the world to have some mysteries unanswered and not everything follows a straight expected path.
Agreed, this is probably my favorite new IP of this gen. Lots of people will disagree becasuse of a few other games like Uncharted but this is my favourite, can't believe so many people are missing out on it. Edit---Also what the hell, I was looking forward to the broken piller being repaired at the end of the game, I thought that would be the last world and end of the game... DLC Now !
I'm with Alpha the broken pillar needs DLC. Now whenever these guys get aroung to making a second DS I will be there day one. You know I still play DS when I am bored of shooting suckas in the face. Off Topic Trophy whoring is serious business. I have some buddies who sent each other their copies of Sega/Sonic/Megadrive Genesis Collection so they could double plat them.
@Chubear it didn't sell 3mil because they were released with limited numbers. Here in the UK only a certain amount of copies were distributed.
And hopefully "Project Dark" tops it.
Persuade a Demon's Souls 2 and they'll have a second big title on their hands.
Demon's Souls didn't sell big numbers was because Atlus and Sony wasn't expecting it to sell big numbers in the first place, so they made limited number of copies of the game. But it sold out quickly after it's release. I don't know if they made additional copies of the game after it sold out.
There were ads online i remember seeing one on rottentomatoes.com for a while and other sites
I like the fact that i am one of only few that have experience a rare gem like DS. It's part of its appeal to me. It was the same situation with ICO last gen. The game is already Atlus biggest success in the West so i really don't care if it sell's more. Any gamer who is stupid enough to overlook this gem shouldn't ever get the pleasure to play it.
Fromsoft actually made it. Thank Atlus for bring it outside of Japan, but remember to put the actual credit where it belongs. Not that we shouldn't wonder why Fromsoft left exporting it to Atlus. @Alpha-Male22: The only thing they can do is fix that one broken gate. Do a Boss rush. OMG...a boss rush? I just creamed my shorts. And not in a good way...
Atlus just got REALLY lucky when it came to Demon's Souls. But hell, if it wasn't for them, probably it wouldn't have got outside Japan, so give them some recognition as well.
Exactly! I hate it that their taking the credit when it's not theirs. I imported just like Pennywise.
If it wasn't for Atlus DS would not have even sold 100k copies, it was pretty much a flop in Japan and only importers were lucky enough to play it. Remember Sony passed up the chance to publish the game in America and Atlus took it upon themselves to take that gamble. They deserve some of the credit but the majority should go to the developers for making this amazing game.
Heck, to be honest Fromsoftware got lucky too making Demon's Souls. Do I have to mention they also made Ninja Blade? Terrible game.
Demons souls was announced for Eastern Asia with SCEJ as the publisher. SCEA was not going to publish the Game in the western region of the world and that's when Atlus came in. I still don't fully understand why SCEA did not want to publish this game, though I do see that Demons Souls is not so much geared towards the general masses. And for anyone yet to play it, its truly an amazing game. Small learning curve through out the game but so rewarding and satisfying. Tons of depth, great online segment play, very nice to look at, soundtrack was great, just all around an ass kicking game.
Just saying that if the game hadn't been made in the first place, there wouldn't have been anything for Atlus to pick up after both Fromsoft and Sony dropped the ball. Sad that there have been examples of games staying JP-only. Like Bandai not porting Gundam Senki or Vesperia for the PS3.
Super street fighter 4, uncharted 2 and of course Demons souls. i love this game
Super street fighter 4?
its one of the only games i have in growing library that i go back to for a few competitive games online. its still just as fun and tough to beat gamers online. the better i get in street fighter the stronger the players i get paired with and its fun challenging higher tier people.
It's really great that such an awesome game as Demon's Souls has done so well. This game came out of nowhere and surprised a lot of us. Last generation From Software made two of my favorite games on the Xbox, Otogi and Otogi 2. Those games were pretty damn hard and they came out of nowhere and surprised a lot of people too. Even though the setting and gameplay is quite different between Otogi and Demon's Souls there is still something that connects them. Any of you Demon's Souls fans might want to check Otogi out.
Just as an awesome heads-up, the semi-sequel to Demon's Souls, "Project Dark" (working title?), will be dual platform.
I spent many many hours playing the game so that "the world might be mended".
Bring more souls, slayer of demons
I LOVE THIS GAME. When I heard they're developing sort-of-sequel (gameplay looks the same) I nearly fell out of my chair. This game is just insanely unique. Definitely in my personal all-time top 5. EDIT: So, they're going to make the game world pure white until the 18th, then pure black until Halloween. Any new players might want to get in now. When the game world is pure-black, bad things happen, man...bad things... >:-)
It's awesome I own two copies one US as I didn't think us EU gamers would get it and then we did so I got it too :)
and getting my a** kicked and loving it Well done atlus..You were rewarded for your endeavor
Well deserved and will hopefully sell heaps more. One of my favorite games this gen.
Great game.It deserves the attention.
I was playing through this game and I was reminded of King's Field from back in the day. I loved King's Field. I couldn't figure out what it was about Demon's Souls, but something just reminded me of those old games. When I found out that Atlus also did King's Field it made more sense, but I still can't figure out what clued me in.
Finally purchasing the Black Phantom Edition on friday with my new 320GB PS3, I cannot wait!!!! :DDDD
will buy yiur next game day one, even if i dont know anything about it. DS is just that good.
hopefully this will encourage them to keep the online servers up a long time.
I dont play this game as much as i should but i must admit i seriously love this game
Totally weird, I just went back to playing this just yesterday after many months away from it. I didn't know it's already been a year since it's release, but maybe subconsciously I did which is why I had the urge to play again. :) It's an amazing game that really must be experienced.
I'm glad it was. Such a great game.
Port to 360 pleaz!!!
have a cookie
Demon's Souls is a Sony owned IP. Also, Project Dark isn't Demon's Souls. That would be like saying Demon's Souls is another Kings Field game. They may look similar but they are different.
Vegeta, true, but as long as it FEELS like a Demon's Souls, it will be great. There will never be a "true" sequel to Demon's Souls...From Software has made that clear. Let's be honest, Demon's Souls isn't about the story, it's about the experience. No one cares why that big-ass dragon in the distance is there, and why it seems to be coming this...HOLY CRAP RUN AWAY!!!
Their most successful game ever? Nice job, PS3 owners :)
and I loved every second of it!
Everytime I sit down to play it, I'm a little scared to be honest. But after I start playing it, I can't stop. It's crazy!
i felt the same way with siren blood curse
Funny how SCEA could have got the profit...guess they were too god damn scared of publishing a Japanese game that was an RPG.
It's funny and painful at the same time. Hopefully DS2 will be set to release around this time next year... Ohh how I hope it will be.
Then give us Demons Souls 2!! PLEASE!!
There will be no sequel. Project Dark is their next game...but it's definitely a "spiritual successor" to DS. Here ya go: http://www.youtube.com/watc... Look familiar? :-)
Played Demon's Souls and completed it several times.I'm still playing it even though I got my platinum trophy a week ago.The game is completely addicting.
pure blade stone!
Good job Atlus
So far according to me. Keep up the good work Atlus and From, ya and wish there was Dlc
i hate the 3rd world.. the one thats very dark i hate that place.. ive already fallen twice, and been attacked by those huge anteater things.
Ya, the 3rd world is possibly the creepiest. It scared me a lot. Make sure you wear the thief's ring and use stealth as much as possible. If you stay hidden chances are you can evade most enemies. This game actually makes use of stealth a LOT.
The hell with the stealth tactics,use the death cloud and run like hell. lol
IS 3rd world the swamp or tower? I think its the tower, but man, I hated the effing swamp.
DS is a classic, SCEA is weird they didn't even bother getting the rights too this game and there partner SCEJ funded this game shame on u SCEA.
@spektical lol that prison tower that lvl is tricky and the fifth lvl despair is worst.
is what we want. Please keep the game-play the same but add new adventures, bosses, enemies etc. And ya, I love your story telling so keep it exactly the same.
next to uncharted 2 & GOW3 on my PS3 I was really sad that the game didn't sell as much as it should. and hopefully when Project Dark comes out,it will give this game the respect it deserved and maybe people who skipped it will come back and buy it. Demon's Souls FTW !
Demon soul's is a great game I own Black phantom edition but its not as hard as everyone makes out, one play through and after that Demon Soul's is faaaaaaar to easy. What make's this game hard is all the ambushes once you know what's coming and how to beat each enemy this game is easy as hell. On my second play through I blitzed it in around 2-3 hours. You can kill bosses in 3 or 4 hits on NG+ and trust me I've played this game up to NG+++ on one character and NG++ on another. DS is hard on its first play through after that its just to easy. Watch me get disagrees lol but I've put more hours in to this games than most people. Edit: My dad's played this game even more than me and he killed the Tower Knight with 3 soul arrows. Think it was soul arrows cant remember name.
Thx for the agree's I was expecting the same flaming as my dad got on the demon souls wiki :P all though one of the most active people on there agreed with him.
I'm actually finding NG+ alot tougher even though I've beaten the game once & know the bosses moves. I don't think I levelled up enough, I never played an RPG before so I didn't really have the mindset for grinding. I also imported the Chinese version & can't get any help from blue phantoms. I eventually started a new profile + character & have the game just about finished again. This time I'll grind like a mofo before I finish it just so I can own that False King Allant & Flamelurker. (@ Reefskye not me who pressed the disagree button) Excellent game very unique, pity there was no DLC for the land of the giants. However if they make a sequel I hope they add it in there. Looking forward to their next title Project Dark.
It's all about how much you grind up your character. The world gets tougher in NG+, but it does not scale with your character...so it's easy to get him/her overpowered after a while. Ideally they'd do something similar to the world tendency, i.e. if your character gets beyond a certain point of badass-ness, additional obstacles and rewards would show up on the different levels.
demon's souls was an awesome example of japan product.