Serenity Forge and Team Salvato have revealed that Doki Doki Literature Club Plus!, which launched on Switch at the end of last month, has surpassed 500,000 sales in its first two weeks on the market.
The milestone's a great step forward for publisher Serenity Forge, not least because the launch of the game marks the company's debut as a physical games distributor. Zhenghua Yang, the publisher's co-founder, has shared the following statement with press:
"We’re beyond ecstatic about the success of Doki Doki Literature Club Plus. In addition to publishing on digital storefronts over the past few years, we’ve been targeting an expansion into physical distribution as we see a market opportunity in that realm. We’re very much still focused on digital as that’s where the majority of fans prefer to purchase their games, but the retail success of Doki Doki Literature Club Plus is a testament to our strategy entering the physical retail distribution space as well as a reflection of the love that fans have for this game.
We’re truly grateful for Team Salvato trusting us with Monika and her friends, and humbled by the love the fans are showing for the new content."
If you're yet to try this narrative horror/dating simulator, we'd urge you to check out our full review. We described it as "one of the most unnerving, effective horror games on the Nintendo Switch to date," praising its fantastic visuals and cleverness, even if the PC version is perhaps superior.
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