Earlier this year, Doki Doki Literature Club Plus made its debut on major digital platforms such as the Nintendo Switch eShop. Well, the meta visual novel has already hit a major milestone following this release!
According to publisher Serenity Forge and developer Team Salvato, the game has sold 500,000 copies across in its first two weeks of release. Celebrating this milestone, Serenity Forge co-founder Zhenghua Yang in a press release:
“We’re beyond ecstatic about the success of Doki Doki Literature Club Plus…In addition to publishing on digital storefronts over the past few years, we’ve been targeting an expansion into physical distribution as we see a market opportunity in that realm. We’re very much still focused on digital as that’s where the majority of fans prefer to purchase their games, but the retail success of Doki Doki Literature Club Plus is a testament to our strategy entering the physical retail distribution space as well as a reflection of the love that fans have for this game. We’re truly grateful for Team Salvato trusting us with Monika and her friends, and humbled by the love the fans are showing for the new content.”
Doki Doki Literature Club creator Dan Salvato also added:
“I’ve had the opportunity to hear from so many fans about their experiences with Doki Doki Literature Club Plus, especially the new Side Stories. We’re all brought together through connecting with the club members and relating to their everyday challenges. It inspires us to take on our own challenges and be our best selves. It means so much to me that I can make a difference in that way, and I hope our feeling of closeness will never have to subside. I’m eternally grateful for it.”
Doki Doki Literature Club Plus launched on the Nintendo Switch eShop on 30 June 2021. A physical edition will also be launching later this year, and can be pre-ordered over here (ships worldwide, while stocks last).