Report: “No plans” for Atlus to bring Catherine west

Thursday, 24th February 2011 19:50 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Catherine coming westbound? Not in the near future, it’s not.

Beefjack‘s reporting that the game’s publisher Atlas doesn’t have any plans to bring the game westbound in the foreseeable future.

“Catherine is a Japan-only game and there are no plans for a NA release at this time. Sorry about that,” a rep told the site.

Catherine only launched in Japan for PS3 and 360 last week, and has gotten off to a sales stormer in the country, even outselling Marvel vs Capcom 3.

The title is Team Persona’s first title on next-gen hardware. It’s assumed its next title will be the long-awaited Persona 5.



  1. NeoSquall

    Think better Atlus.

    You know you’ll sell a fuckton copies in the West too.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. loki

    we want Catherine

    #2 4 years ago
  3. sennasnit

    I got the demo from the Japanese PSN store, it’s as mad as a box of frogs.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Suikoden Fan

    bullshit, you just make the game for the 360 knowing theres hardly anyone to buy in on that format in japan for shits and giggles did you?

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Hunam

    Poor form. This has been talked about loads in the west and it’s a very well known title, publishing it here would be a good idea because everyone already thinks it’s an interesting concept.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. 2plus2equals5

    What? Why?

    #6 4 years ago
  7. YoungZer0

    Are you fucking shitting me? You better be fucking shitting me!

    #7 4 years ago
  8. The_Red

    WTF!? Why do they hate non-Japanese gamers so much?

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Gurdil

    @8 same question here. This is complete BS! Considering most of japan exclusives are RPGs and reflexion games, I would assume they consider western gamers too stupid to play them ^^

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Lord Gremlin

    They fucking mad or what? What next I wonder… Uncharted 3 not coming in the West?


    #10 4 years ago
  11. Blerk

    People are really surprised about this? It’d sell about 20 copies. It’s one of those games like Yakuza where everyone gets uppity about it not coming over here and then when they finally relent and bring it over no bugger buys it because it’s ‘too different’.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. SplatteredHouse

    *utter disbelief/shock* Total fail, by Atlus, if they don’t wise up. It’d sell on rep alone. Extraordinary! :/

    #12 4 years ago
  13. L.O.R.D

    hmm.but no
    this game sell about more then 141,826 copy on PS3 alone
    more then MvC 3
    Catherine (PS3) – 141,826
    Marvel Vs.Capcom 3:FTW(PS3)–67,187

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Dark

    no one will buy this is game in the US or EU cuz MOST of the gamers are infected by the cancer of this gen and that is ” shooter “.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Michael O’Connor

    People who think this will sell in the west are completely out of touch with what the average consumer over here wants.

    The game is crap anyway, so what does it matter?

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Gurdil

    @14 agreed about the cancer thing lol
    @15 I can’t be sure of course but I think most gamers are not happy with the games that are available nowadays. As Dark says, shooters are everywhere and quite frankly I know a lot of people (including me) that are fed up with this situation. Not all gamers are freaking morons who want to play the same game over and over again (cause the major problem with shooters nowadays is they just copy other existing ones, what’s the point?)
    About the game being crap, it doesn’t mean it won’t sell. Look at the best sellers, most of ‘em are crap! JK (or am I?)

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Hunam

    Demon’s Souls did well everywhere and that’s a different type of game. I think too many people are cynical about the prospect of games selling these days. Tons of games from smaller developers do well in the west, more so when they pretty much make all their money back from development in their first week in Japan.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. KrazyKraut

    wow…we will unite and fight for a western-release!

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Jonobar

    stupid Atlus I’m not going to beg for you for you :(

    #19 4 years ago
  20. YoungZer0

    Let’s not forget one thing though: Every PS2 game made by Atlus was eventually released in Europe/US. So i’m not worrying.

    It probably will just take some time.

    But after playing Persona 3, Persona 3 FES, Persona 4, Every other Shin Megami Title on the PS2, i’m more than in love with Atlus.

    And it was not the RPG Gameplay that struck me. It was the world you got sucked into. So i don’t see any reason why i wouldn’t like Catherine.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. NeoSquall

    @20 that’s the same reason I fell in love with the game in the first place.
    That and Catherine herself :P

    #21 4 years ago

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