It seems thatgamecompany has the golden touch. It struck gold when it released flOw to PSN players back in 2007 winning the Best Downloadable Game award at the 2008 Game Developers Choice Awards. It’s spiritual successor – Flower – won the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS) Casual Game of the Year” award in 2009; and while it’s too early to tell if the studio’s most recent game release (Journey) can do the same, it’s already a hit commercially.

Sony has revealed that Journey has now broken PlayStation Network records, surpassing all first and third-party games to become the fastest-selling PSN game ever released.

While Sony has yet to reveal actual sales numbers, it’s quite comforting to see that something without guns and as artsy as Journey can still make an impact commercially – oh, and the fact that it’s also a critical darling helps, too!

With the game sitting atop an astounding 92 average on Metacritic, one wonders if Sony shouldn’t have just bought the company outright to retain exclusivity on its upcoming games. For those who don’t know, Journey will be the last Sony exclusive game from thatgamecompany as it fulfills their agreed-upon three-game contract.

Hopefully, thatgamecompany’s games can continue to amaze regardless of the platform they are released on.

Source: Official US PlayStation Blog


  1. Fastest selling to what? 30 … 50 … 100 thousand? Sony never releases real numbers, they only releases top 20 lists. Microsoft doesn’t seem to have a problem releasing their numbers… Maybe that’s why they have so many exclusive games…. They actually seell well.