Developer thatgamecompany has announced that its recent PS3 release Journey has become the most successful game ever to be released on PSN.
“Journey has officially broken PlayStation Network and PlayStation Store sales records, surpassing all games ever released on the PlayStation Network to become the fastest-selling game ever released in the SCEA region on the PlayStation Network,” co-founder Jenova Chen said in a statement.
Although the comment does not mention European sales, his statement was also posted on the PlayStation Europe blog, suggesting similar success on this side of the Atlantic.
“We see the personal connection between our work and the players, which is the most real and priceless reward for us,” Chen added. “For that, we thank you so much for your support, for spending time and money to play our game, and for spreading the word about Journey to your dear friends and family.
“We owe a lot to our fans. In fact, the idea of forming the thatgamecompany team to create games with Sony Santa Monica originated from several dozen emails that players sent in after playing our first student game, Cloud, from our time at USC.
“It was the players who told us how moving the game was and how it was important that we keep making these types of games so that more people in the world will realize what video games can be, and can grow to love games through our work. To me, that was a life-changing moment. I knew making games was my life calling.”