It’s official: Heavy Rain is a hit — it has received both commercial and critical praise, and it has now sold over 1 million units worldwide. With it exceeding sales expectations, Sony have announced that, during its first five weeks on the market, Heavy Rain has sold over 1 million units worldwide.
“It has been hugely gratifying to see the positive response that Heavy Rain has received from gamers” said Quantic Dream’s David Cage. “It shows that it is possible to create games that break with convention, games that seek to tell complex stories, and games that can inspire unexpected emotions in players – and that such games can be commercial as well as critical successes.”
Heavy Rain boasted a solid opening month in February, selling 219,000 units. Like previous titles developed by Quantic Dream, Heavy Rain eschews normal game genres for a more cinematic approach, focusing on complex storytelling and emotion via realistic graphics.