Beyond: Two Souls Bowls To More Than A Million Copies Sold
A Quantic Dream word cloud says that Beyond: Two Souls shifted a million copies into player hands between its launch at the beginning of October and Christmas. It’s a good start, but not stellar, exactly; Its predecessor Heavy Rain sold through two million in about a year, and with the typical sales tail of video games combined with many, many extremely negative reviews from the press — including Ross Lincoln’s and my own — it’s unreasonable to expect it to be able to keep up that pace, which benefited almost certainly from the Move Edition of Heavy Rain release six months after initial launch, unless a Beyond PS4 version is released.
Given the more expensive acting talent (like star Ellen Page) involved this time around — Heavy Rain featured no “name” actors — Beyond may end up being a step back for David Cage’s ambitions. Hopefully, he’ll remember that so much of what people enjoyed about Heavy Rain was absent from this supposed spiritual successor and make the appropriate adjustments next time out instead of all the wrong ones.