Outdoing early guesstimates on its retail performance, Sony's PS3 thriller Heavy Rain has managed to sell over a million copies worldwide since launching in February.
The game's creator, David Cage, says pre-release estimates had the game selling only 200-300,000 copies. Which for a major first-party release with a big marketing campaign would have been a bit of a disaster. Luckily, then, it's managed to move over 1,000,000 units, with Cage figuring another 500,000 will be sold by the end of the year.
At face value, that's still not great considering the game's exposure level. But remember, it's a thriller, with a unique adventure game style that's not exactly common for big first-party games. Take that into account and one million sold is a great achievement for Cage and his team at Quantic Dream.