Perhaps the old adage "better late than never" applies well here. Valkyria Chronicles
, Sega's PS3 exclusive SRPG, earned heaps of critical praise, but never garnered sales worthy of its caliber. Six months after the game's release, Sega is reporting a 400% sales increase in April (versus March), with a sellthrough that nearly matches what the game had during its original release.
A lot of factors play into the revival of Valkyria Chronicles
. Sega sponsored a few community contests throughout the web, and introduced DLC
to the masses. The final (and most effective) part of this multi-hit attack is Valkyria
's temporary price drop
We're pretty sure if Sega capitalized on the new buzz and introduced a new print at a lower price, Valkyria
would have sold even more. Although the game is easily worth the $60, a price cut certainly makes any title more attractive in this economic climate. We're pretty sure Sega could get away with just one more re-release of the game. Imagine this: a "Greatest Hits" version that includes all the DLC and a few episodes of the anime
for under $30? We're certain that'll sell even more copies.