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Psychonauts 2 is the Best-Selling Double Fine Game

Psychonauts 2 is the Best-Selling Double Fine Game - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 May 2022 / 1,490 Views

Psychonauts 2 Art Director Lisette Titre-Montgomery revealed via Twitter the platformer is the highest rated and best-selling Double Fine game to date. She also left the developer on April 1.

"April Fools Day was my last day at Double Fine," she said. "I have learned so much over the past 4 years+ about who I am as a leader and what it means to be a creative visionary. Thank you for trusting me to bring the world of #Psychonauts2 to life.

"My leadership resulted in shipping Double Fine's highest rated and best selling game to date."

Psychonauts 2 released for the Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox Game Pass on August 25, 2021.

Double Fine since the release of Psychonauts 2 has split up into different teams to work on various new games.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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15 Comments
JWeinCom (on 30 April 2022)

Fun story. I worked at Best Buy and a customer came in claiming to be the head of Majesco. He knew his stuff but of course I have no idea if he actually was. Before he left I told him to make Psychonauts 2 and he grimaced and groaned out loud and rhetorically asked "Do you know how much money we lost on that"?

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KLAMarine JWeinCom (on 01 May 2022)

Should have tried releasing on a Nintendo platform...

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JWeinCom KLAMarine (on 01 May 2022)

Yeah, launching things on the Gamecube was the key to $$$$$........

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KLAMarine JWeinCom (on 01 May 2022)

Could have tried the Wii

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JWeinCom KLAMarine (on 01 May 2022)

You do realize that these sorts of things take time and money... yes? There's no reason to expect it to do that much better than it did on the PS2 two years later, and porting from PS2 to Wii was more of a commitment than a port would be nowadays. The strategy didn't really pay off for Capcom with Okami, so it's hard to see why this would have been different, except that Majesco was way smaller and would be risking a lot more. The sequel sold based on 15 years of word of mouth advertising. Being on a Nintendo system wasn't going to change anything.

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KLAMarine JWeinCom (on 02 May 2022)

Can one truly know without trying?

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JWeinCom KLAMarine (on 02 May 2022)

Can you truly know that Gifaffe semen is not delicious witthout trying? You gonna have a glass?

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KLAMarine JWeinCom (on 02 May 2022)

No nor do I wish to try. It'll be a question that will go unanswered I'm afraid...
Well unless someone offered me billions. I might be willing to taste it then.

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axumblade (on 30 April 2022)

Well deserved! One of my favorite games over the past few years

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CaptainExplosion axumblade (on 01 May 2022)

But what are the exact sales numbers?

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According to Eurogamer, it has sold over 1.7 million if true, which would put it ahead of Brutal Legend. They’re also not sure if Game Pass numbers were included in this equation but I could see it hitting over a million in sales alone since it got so much coverage last year.

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CaptainExplosion axumblade (on 01 May 2022)

And better than the original Psychonauts, so that's a step up. ^^

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VAMatt (on 02 May 2022)

That's a nice accomplishment, especially when you consider that it launched on Gamepass.

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CaptainExplosion (on 01 May 2022)

Numbers please.

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Since Psychonauts 1 sold 1.7 million copies, Psychonauts 2 did 1.7+ million at least.

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