We already knew the pre-orders sales for Valkyria Chronicles had been going strong, and the sales of the game only increased during the game’s launch yesterday, driving it to the top of the Steam Top Seller chart. Sega have now issued a press release to celebrate the successful launch of the game, which you can read here:
VALKYRIA CHRONICLES SMASHES ALL EXPECTATIONS TO REACH NUMBER ONE ON STEAM!
Yesterday, Valkyria Chronicles™ released for PC via digital download, and during its first 24 hours on sale blew all forecasts and predictions out of the water. The award-winning Strategy RPG, originally released in 2008 for PlayStation®3, forced its way to the top of the Steam download charts, beating a host of brand new games to reach number one.
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the fans for their support in the phenomenal success of this launch,” said John Clark, Senior Vice President of Commercial Publishing for SEGA Europe, “We’re also delighted at the response from the Steam community which indicates that newcomers to the series are finding it as enchanting and engaging as those who have played it before.”
To see what the critics are saying about Valkyria Chronicles for PC, have a look at PC Gamer’s in-depth analysis of the port here: http://www.pcgamer.com/valkyria-chronicles-pc-port-analysis-durantes-verdict
For more information on Valkyria Chronicles, log on to http://store.steampowered.com/app/294860/.
It’s great news to hear that the sales of the game are exceeding Sega’s expectations. It’s the first victory for the fans and Sega since the commercial failure of Valkyria Chronicles 2 on the PSP, and hopefully a first step in reviving the franchise worldwide. Our thanks go to all the fans that supported the game, and to Sega for releasing the PC version!