It was quite clear, once retailers began requesting re-ups
of that dope Demon's Souls
product, that publisher Atlus had unleashed a bigger hit than it had anticipated. But just how low had Atlus set its expectations? According to data from parent company Index Holdings (via Siliconera
), Atlus had projected a mere 75,000 units in sales of Demon's Souls
for North America.
Lo and behold, beyond Atlus' wildest, demonic dreams, folks actually enjoyed the game's masochistic mission -- like, a lot
of folks, in fact: sales totaled 280,000 units sold through the end of February. And with sales figures like that, Atlus must be pining for an opportunity to peddle a sequel -- of course, as our commenters point out, Sony, which owns the franchise, might want to get in on the North American push, should there be a sequel. Demon's Souls
director Hidetaka Miyazaki wouldn't mind cooking up another hit
, after all.