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Published on August 4th, 2011 | by Cameron Woolsey

Atlus Reports Catherine Sells 200K Units in One Week, Shares Cake

I’m usually generally happy when a game Japanese title that is sometimes labeled as a little too Japanese to be successful proves otherwise. Such a case has happened with Atlus’ Catherine, which broke company records by selling around 200,000 units in just a week. Not bad for a sheep-loving, block pushing game about relationships.

Atlus broke the news with a twitter post: This #Catherine cake is rated M for mmmmmm! #thiscakewillhaveashortlifespan

It's not a lie

Our very own heart breaker, Kole Ross, reviewed the game and loved how Atlus smoothly pulled off telling a story of young men and their struggle with coming into relationships and adulthood.

Catherine is about men,” he said in his review. “All of Vincent’s friends and acquaintances are struggling with some aspect of growing up and committing to an adult life. Helping them navigate these struggles is part of what makes Catherine unique, since no other game has tackled the notion of ‘maturity’ in such a direct and naked way.”

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Video game journalist since 2006, and gaming since he was old enough to use an Atari joystick. Follow me: @Cam_is_16bit

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