SEGA’s beloved tactical RPG, Valkyria Chronicles arrived for duty on PC platforms just yesterday, and the publisher has released a statement revealing that sales for the once-PlayStation 3 exclusive blew “all predictions out of the water” when the game debuted on Steam.
In fact, Squad 7 managed to storm to the top of the download charts within Valve’s digital marketplace, outpacing an array of newly-released titles for a brief period of time. Last we checked, it currently occupies third place behind Football Manager 2015 and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, respectively — still, not bad for a six-year old JRPG.
In response to the achievement, SEGA released the following statement:
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. 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.
Valkyria Chronicles originally hit PlayStation 3 all the way back in 2008. Since then, SEGA has launched a pair of PSP spinoffs which, unfortunately, weren’t as well-received as their console predecessor. Still, the recent success of Valkyria Chronicles on PC may give the publisher impetus to revisit some of the other titles lurking in its prestigious vault and ready them for a PC port. One can but dream, right?
Valkyria Chronicles is available to purchase now on Steam for the price of $20.