Heavy Rain Reaches a Dramatic Milestone

April 13, 2010Written by Zak Islam

Quantic Dream’s Heavy Rain was a massive commercial success, with more than 200,000 copies sold on launch day. The man behind it all, David Cage, and Sony have officially revealed the amount of units the Origami Killer has sold, along with a brand new trailer to celebrate the news.

Sony has announced that PlayStation 3 exclusive Heavy Rain has sold one million copies in just five weeks from its February 23rd release date.

The game’s director and CEO of Quantic Dream, David Cage, spoke about the milestone:

It has been hugely gratifying to see the positive response that Heavy Rain has received from gamers. 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. I hope that this success will continue to help pave the way for new, groundbreaking experiences.

Mark Hardy, European Product Marketing Director at SCEE said:

It’s a stunning achievement – not least because Heavy Rain is not a traditional blockbuster game. It’s a blend of gaming, drama and cinema – groundbreaking and utterly immersive for players – that defies the normal rules and lets you shape the story you play. It’s been wonderful to hear the reviewers admiring the game’s ambitiousness; however, the real delight has been in seeing the gamers taking Heavy Rain to their hearts so quickly. It shows that gamers are ready for more: more interactivity, more choice in how to play and more of the open-ended gaming experiences that only PlayStation is delivering.

To celebrate the impressive milestone, check out the new ‘Thanks a Million’ trailer of Heavy Rain, below:

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