i doubt builder will have minecraft like legs. but i hope it does. still waiting for the west announcement
It's probably wishful thinking, but I hope this is the Vita's Monster Hunter. I'd love to see a 4th quarter (sports analogy, not business) comeback from the system.
DD sold that "much" in Western countries because of price cuts; the game debuted dat 92k in first month NPD (and it shipped 1m in the first month worldwide - guess how the remaining units were sold). 470k units in Japan were sold at full price, instead. The game didn't succeed in the West as it did in Japan also considering the different market sizes. It's not that hard.
You're discounting the fact that in the interim, those cheap copies got into a lot of people's hands who spread positive word of mouth, coupled with a well-received appearance on PS+. The PC release was a test run to see if that positive word of mouth could amount to a sales success and garner the IP a second chance, and by all accounts it has. The title has enough in common with rpg series that have succeeded in the West recently that it's perfectly reasonable to think it could find a solid audience there, if it hasn't already.