Jenova Chen, co-founder of thatgamecompany has taken to PlayStation Blog to announce Journey as the fastest selling PSN game of all time.
It has surpassed not only third-party but also first-party games in both North America and Europe. In the last two weeks alone, thatgamecompany has received more letters about Journey than they did for Flower over a three year period.
“We owe a lot to our fans. In fact, idea of forming the thatgamecompany team to create games with Sony Santa Monica originated from several dozen emails that players sent in after playing our first student game, Cloud, from our time at USC. It was the players who told us how moving the game was and how it is important that we keep making these types of games so that more people in the world will realize what video games can be, and can grow to love games through our work. To me, that was a life-changing moment. I knew making games was my life calling.”
As an expression of gratitude, they’ve released the following art piece as a thank you to all the fans that have played the game and helped spread the word on their experience with Journey.
One of the biggest talking points about Journey has been the soundtrack composed by Austin Wintory. Due to overwhelming requests, Chen has revealed the soundtrack will be available through the PlayStation Store and iTunes from April 10th, with a limited CD release due out in the near future.
To find out what we thought about Journey, check out our own review via the jump. Congratulations to thatgamecompany on an amazing achievement!