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Journey Becomes Fastest-Selling PSN Game Ever
Written Thursday, March 29, 2012 By Richard Walker
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Journey, thatgamecompany's ethereal odyssey that sees you travelling through a surreal desert as you make your way to a far off mountain on the horizon, connecting with other players online along the way, has broken sales records on PSN.

As gaming experiences go, Journey is utterly unique, which has translated favourably into a massively positive critical reception and plenty of PSN sales. In fact, Journey has gone on to become the fastest-selling game ever on the PlayStation Network in both SCEE and SCEA territories.

And if you liked the game's soundtrack, you'll be able to download it from iTunes and the PlayStation Store on April 11th, and there's set to be a limited CD release in the near future too.

Co-Founder, Kellee Santiago has also left Journey developer thatgamecompany, as reported earlier today.

Journey is available on the PlayStation Store now for $14.99/£9.99/€12.99.

[Via PlayStation Blog]




 
 

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Comment #1 by WINAS3
Thursday, March 29, 2012 @ 02:25:13 PM
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I'm not surprised, folks have been wanting it for quite some time now:)

 
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Comment #2 by MsFuruba
Thursday, March 29, 2012 @ 02:35:32 PM
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Looks Like A Great Game, Not Surprised It Has Broken The Records.

 
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Comment #3 by SoPoF
Thursday, March 29, 2012 @ 02:46:10 PM
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To be honest, I thought it was a bit TOO short. And I'm not one to rush my games, either. Other than that, it's great. The whole gliding on sand feels awesome.

 
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Comment #4 by ZACHSP8
Thursday, March 29, 2012 @ 02:54:48 PM
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How long was game then SoPoF?

 
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Comment #5 by Cromag2
Thursday, March 29, 2012 @ 03:07:47 PM
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That's because it's full of awesomeness!

I wish all MP games were anonymous...

 
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Comment #6 by digiboy123
Thursday, March 29, 2012 @ 03:08:20 PM
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It would be nice to have some numbers.

 
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Comment #7 by aLamb979
Thursday, March 29, 2012 @ 03:10:43 PM
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I want this but don't know what you even do in it

 
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Comment #8 by crymsonglacius
Thursday, March 29, 2012 @ 03:26:43 PM
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Did it even beat Angry Birds because I thought that held the record?

 
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Comment #9 by SmithyReborn86
Thursday, March 29, 2012 @ 03:43:28 PM
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I was thinking about this when it was on PS PLUS but didnt get it how good is it? just because of its impressives sales doesnt mean its brilliant so anybody thats played this whats your thoughts? few people i know have said its really good

 
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Comment #10 by McRedRover
Thursday, March 29, 2012 @ 04:03:19 PM
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@4 it's 8 levels long

 
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Comment #11 by SoPoF
Thursday, March 29, 2012 @ 04:12:06 PM
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@4: I think it took me something like 2 hours. It does have a certain replay value, though, but still, maybe two more levels would have been good. I actually thought it changed too abruptly towards the end, like first you're taking your time in the desert and all of a sudden it's world "this", world "that" - ending.

 
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Comment #12 by AverySegaw
Thursday, March 29, 2012 @ 04:13:28 PM
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@8 I don't think Angry Birds made any records since this is PSN sales.

Sad to say I wasn't part of this. I did enjoy Flower immensely, but I held off on Journey because $15 is the point where I need to know more about it before buying. But seeing the great responses, it looks like I'll need to check it out at one point.

 
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Comment #13 by Saintsfanuk
Thursday, March 29, 2012 @ 04:30:18 PM
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So make an awesome unique game and it will sell well. Shame there aren't more games like this. It is amazing, I think the length is perfect though, only because the few times I've played it, I've had to go from start to finish. I know you can stop but it didn't feel right to, so sitting there for longer than 2 hours would have been a bit too much. Although to be fair I'd gladly sit for 5 hours it's amazing.

 
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Comment #14 by Cromag2
Thursday, March 29, 2012 @ 05:07:36 PM
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With the replay value (and its only 1 person playing at a time, my two kids also love their runs thru it!) and not really wanting to leave most of the time - I think the length is about right, its nice not really having typical game "Saves" etc, just sit and play.

I understand 14 is maybe a bit much, probably would have done double at 9.99, but that will be coming soon.

Also, sometimes its nice to play something FINISHED, no updates, no dlc, no bugs, no worries - just play a game and then be done with it, there is a certain finality to it!


 
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Comment #15 by ZACHSP8
Thursday, March 29, 2012 @ 05:11:52 PM
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@10 LOL, but how long to beat the game?

I don't want to pay £10 for a game what only takes a few hours when I can pick up a game what will take few weeks at that price.

 
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Comment #16 by Boomshanks
Thursday, March 29, 2012 @ 05:25:30 PM
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Dooon't stop beliieeving!

 
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Comment #17 by mjfan97
Thursday, March 29, 2012 @ 05:29:08 PM
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I'm not surprised, lots of PSN games are expensive as hell, that or there is a mediocre selection of titles. I may pick it up soon.

@15 If it's a good game who cares? Just go for it. The other game may take a few weeks but it may be boring, quality over quantity!

 
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Comment #18 by ZACHSP8
Thursday, March 29, 2012 @ 05:41:37 PM
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@11 thanks for update 2 hours is too short for a £10 game.

@17 I have picked up some really good games for £10 in the past.

I got F.E.A.R. 3 for £9 out of Morrissons and at the time it had only been out 3 months.

 
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Comment #19 by DMCV
Thursday, March 29, 2012 @ 06:03:32 PM
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Its good to see a Unique game doing well!

 
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Comment #20 by Cromag2
Thursday, March 29, 2012 @ 06:25:38 PM
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@18, I played thru fear3 also, Journey is WAY better... just a lot shorter, lol


 
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Comment #21 by mjc0961
Thursday, March 29, 2012 @ 07:12:37 PM
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@17: The other game might actually be a game instead of the barely interactive art bullshit that thatgamecompany tries to pass of as a game. flOw was shit, Flower was shit, this is probably shit too.

Bottom line, there are good art games and there are bad art games. Good ones remember that they're also supposed to be a GAME while they're being artsy (this is something like Limbo, which kicks ass and anyone who likes platformers and/or puzzlers should buy it). Bad ones forget about the game part (this is pretentious crap like Flower) and think it's enough to just be super artsy. It's not. If all I want is art with no interactivity, I'll go to a museum and look at some fucking paintings.

 
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Comment #22 by mjfan97
Thursday, March 29, 2012 @ 07:36:54 PM
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@21 I was just talking about valuing quality over quantity. It might be really short but you really got to judge by the gameplay and not the length to determine whether it's a good game or not. Yes, I know there are other aspects but I'm leaving them out of the equation here. I've never even played games like Flower or Journey so I have no idea what you're talking about in regards to the "super artsy" stuff.

 
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Comment #23 by KindredCampbell
Thursday, March 29, 2012 @ 07:45:05 PM
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Bring out a playable DEMO ,, THEN WE CAN DECIDE FOR OURSELVES, till then,,, this is a wait till its a $3.00 game

 
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Comment #24 by neahcrow
Thursday, March 29, 2012 @ 08:33:24 PM
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Its more like 3 hours (sort of like life I wish it was longer but its still awesome) but it is amazing experience and is worth playing through multiple times- theres things other than collectibles that you can miss on your way through. The multiplayer aspect is fascinating- the way you can or cant cooperate without really being able to communicate. I will always support any game that is trying to do something different especially one that does it this well. Im looking forward to BioShock among other games but this might be the GOTY in my eyes.

Check out the Journey Stories Tumblr for peoples experiences/opinions.

 
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Comment #25 by Maheeto
Thursday, March 29, 2012 @ 10:10:39 PM
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Awesome game, really emotional too at the end but won't spoil anything, I had to go outside and throw a rock for 10 minutes to feel like manly again : )

 
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Comment #26 by OmitMe
Thursday, March 29, 2012 @ 10:25:53 PM
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i loved journey, well worth the price of admission.
haven't played a game in a while that kept my undivided attention.
also i play it often just to help people thru it, from the beginning to end.
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journey, 10/10

ps. expect dlc. the stone glyphs at the stage select has room for at least 2-3 stages. plus iirc, it's in their contract.
then they're free to develop multiplatform games..

 
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Comment #27 by EpimethiusPSN
Thursday, March 29, 2012 @ 11:03:20 PM
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Just a small town girl
Livin' in a lonely world
She took the Midnight Train goin' anywhere
Just a city boy-

urr what? Oh, not THAT Journey.

Never Mind.

 
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Comment #28 by bmxnick76
Thursday, March 29, 2012 @ 11:49:04 PM
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@8. Wow. Glad as well to see this was such a hit. I'm enjoying it

 
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Comment #29 by McRedRover
Friday, March 30, 2012 @ 12:06:52 AM
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@15 my first run took me about 2~3 hours but I was taking it all in. Right after I beat it I played through it 3 more times back to back. It has great replay value. Best title on the PSN right now in my opinion.

 
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Comment #30 by SoPoF
Friday, March 30, 2012 @ 02:17:14 AM
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@21: Please explain what makes a game, then?

 
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Comment #31 by Boomshanks
Friday, March 30, 2012 @ 02:36:18 AM
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Ouch, guess people aren't in the mood for bad Journey puns then.

 
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Comment #32 by demoplay86
Friday, March 30, 2012 @ 02:57:55 AM
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Must admit, i've already 100%'d Journey. I player Flow and Flower though so I knew it'd be good ^^

 
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Comment #33 by AndyBeans
Friday, March 30, 2012 @ 05:01:11 AM
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I ran through it in a couple of hours, but unless you're deliberately boosting it's going to take a few extra playthroughs. It's a really nice way to relax between playing some other intense game and going to bed.

@21 There are none so blind as those who will not see. Until you actually play Journey your opinion is of no consequence, take it elsewhere.

 
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Comment #34 by DanDx
Friday, March 30, 2012 @ 06:43:10 AM
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Meh, I want a demo, this doesn't seem like anything special.

 
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Comment #36 by Loa
Friday, March 30, 2012 @ 08:22:16 AM
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Great game :).

 
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Comment #37 by AndyBeans
Friday, March 30, 2012 @ 08:41:14 AM
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@TheEndofWhyOU Piss off mate, if you're writing a book for SALE then go PAY for some market research instead of spamming all the articles on this site.

 
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Comment #38 by EmptyFibers
Friday, March 30, 2012 @ 10:15:04 AM
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Over hyped and not as great as everyone claims. Mundane really, sorry, but this games was not that innovative at all.

 
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Comment #39 by DarkByke
Friday, March 30, 2012 @ 05:19:12 PM
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Seems like the thumbs down are from fanboys who hate when you say anything bad about a game, even if it is truth.

 
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Comment #40 by Aori29b
Saturday, March 31, 2012 @ 12:03:00 PM
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the game is art, a little short indeed but I can play it a lot and wont get bore.

 
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Comment #41 by Shadow Enz
Saturday, June 02, 2012 @ 11:57:02 PM
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I admit, I only have this game because it was gifted to me. Otherwise I'd have never spent $15 on it, and after playing the game, $15 is not worth the price tag. It's a sweet and emotional game, if you let yourself get into the game emotionally, otherwise it's just walking mostly and some gliding/sliding.

You spend your time trying to make sense of the story and then it's all over.

Add your emotions into it, and you've got a fair game. The reason it's done so well is that it's basic enough to appeal to non-gamers. Move the analog stick, infrequently press X. It's a very easy game to get into. The anonymity of the multiplayer is nice, and adds to the atmosphere of the story and the emotion of it, for sure.

It's not a groundbreaking or innovative game at all, since it doesn't introduce any new concepts and barely has concepts of its own. I didn't feel LIMBO was worth $15 and that game I feel is more dense than this one.

For games like these, I'd say Braid is by far my favorite.

I could see Journey being a mobile app, that's how simplistic it is.


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US March 13, 2012
Europe March 14, 2012
Japan March 15, 2012

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ESRB: Everyone
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