Doki Doki Literature Club Plus sales have hit over half a million copies sold in the two weeks since its release for the $14.99 visual novel. This is extremely impressive for any game, but even more so for DDLCP, considering it's more of a paid DLC than a brand new sequel to the free-to-download original Doki Doki Literature Club.
“We’re beyond ecstatic about the success of Doki Doki Literature Club Plus,” said Zhenghua Yang, co-founder of Serenity Forge. “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.”
The original title Doki Doki Literature Club was released in 2017 and was downloaded by millions of people. The game has you in the shoes of a high-school student that joins a literature club to find a romantic interest at the request of his childhood friend, Sayori. Soon the player is writing romantic poems that are definitely not totally cringey, leading into a game that's apparently "one of the most disturbing games in a generation".
For those wondering what their $14.99 gets them, you'll receive full HD (1080p) visuals, 6 new side stories for hours of new content, 13 additional music tracks, and 100+ unlockable images for those strange people that like unlocking everything available in a game.
If you would like to check out DDLCP, be sure to check it out on Steam, and if you're like me and you've never played the original, it's free-to-download here.
What do you think of this announcement? Have you played DDLC before? If you have, are you (or have you already) bought the sequel? Let us know in the comments!