Two weeks after its release, Doki Doki Literature Club Plus sold 500,000 copies. Publisher Serenity Forge and developer Team Salvato announced the news this past week pertaining to the horror game hiding inside a dating sim. 

Serenity Forge co-founder Zhenghua Yang shared the good news and praised Team Salvato in a press release, adding “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.”

On the Team Salvato side, founder and Doki Doki Literature Club creator Dan Salvato had kind words to share as well: 

“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.”

For comparison, the original Doki Doki Literature Club saw two million downloads in its first four months. The achievement of the expansion is even more impressive considering that the original game was free, and this version is $15. It may have seen help from the fact that unlike the original which only arrived on PC, Doki Doki Literature Club Plus arrived on PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, and PC.

Also, it helps that it’s an intriguing and terrifying game. In our review, we awarded the expansion five stars out of five and said that it “proves the definitive way to experience an already great game.”

So will Doki Doki Literature Club Plus see more downloads than the original? We won’t know for likely a couple more months. Let’s check back when Halloween rolls around


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