David Cage, co-founder of Quantic Dream, has expressed his delight over the success of Heavy Rain at retail, revealing that the PS3-exclusive thriller is on track to shift 1.5 million copies by the end of the year.
Chatting with the folks at Play3.de, Cage commented, “We have sold more than 1 million copies of Heavy Rain worldwide,” adding, “That was a surprise to many, since estimated sales were between 200,000 to 300,000 units. We estimate that by the end of the year, we will have sold 1.5 million copies, and are very pleased with the reception.”
The executive also highlighted the fact that Heavy Rain isn’t your standard all-out action/adventure affair, and conceded it was always going to be a risk for the company putting the game to market. Fortunately, it paid off.
“Our game isn’t an action game, it’s not a role-playing game, [and] it’s not an adventure. It isn’t in any one genre. When you create a new, convention-busting game to the market, it’s always a risk, both for the developer and the publisher.”
Check out our review of Heavy Rain here.