Don’t you just love it when an underdog succeeds? Well, it just happened with the PC release of Valkyria Chronicles. When the game launched recently on Steam, people were expecting it to do pretty average and break even but according to SEGA the game managed to break all predictions and landed at the top of the Steam sellers list.
The game at one point was numero uno on the digitally downloaded games sales list, at the time of writing it sits at a comfortable third in between Sega’s own Football Manager 2015 and Activision’s mega hit Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
Publishers Sega had the following to say about the accomplishment:
Yesterday, Valkyria Chronicles™ released for PC via digital download, and during its first 24 hours on sale blew all forecasts and predictions out of the water. The award-winning Strategy RPG, originally released in 2008 for PlayStation®3, forced its way to the top of the Steam download charts, beating a host of brand new games to reach number one.
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the fans for their support in the phenomenal success of this launch,” said John Clark, Senior Vice President of Commercial Publishing for SEGA Europe, “We’re also delighted at the response from the Steam community which indicates that newcomers to the series are finding it as enchanting and engaging as those who have played it before.”
This not only proves that people still want JRPGs but also that PC gamers want JRPGs. The PC as a platform is usually ignored by Japanese developers and maybe this will change things around.
This also might help with Valkyria Chronicle’s case, maybe now Sega can bring Valkyria Chronicles 3 to the West, maybe on the Vita?
Valkyria Chronicles was originally released for the PS3 in 2008, the game spawned two sequels on the PSP in 2010 and 2011, the latter of the two Valkyria Chronicles 3 unfortunately never got an international release.
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