Sony Says Passing on Demon’s Souls Was a Mistake

Demon’s Souls was a PlayStation 3 exclusive, but it wasn’t published by Sony in America despite being published by Sony in Japan, a decision that Sony calls a “mistake.”

The RPG-title was a critical darling, noted for its difficulty and its immersion and was published by Atlus in the North American market. According to 1UP, Sony Computer Entertainment’s Vice President of International Software, Yeonkyung Kim, said during GDC 2010 that “it should have come out as a first-party title.”

Sony reportedly expect initial shipments of only 15,000 for the RPG title, but the game has ridden strong reviews and numerous RPG of the year awards to collect significant sales and spawn talk of a sequel. I’m certain that if Demon’s Souls II comes out, it will have a host of publishers happy to bring it to the North American market.