Fate/stay night, an 18+ visual novel released in January of 2004, is TYPE-MOON's first game since transforming from a doujinshi circle into a commercial company. The game was extremely popular, and became one of the best-selling galgame in 2004. In October of 2005, a fan disc titled Fate/hollow ataraxia was released, and as with its predecessor, the fan disc broke sales records.
Fate/stay night's success also made it one of TYPE-MOON's most heavily commercialized properties. An all-age PS2 port titled Fate/stay night [Réalta Nua] was released in 2007. During the 2006 winter Comiket, the first volume of Fate/Zero, a 4-volume prequel novel to Fate/stay night, was released. Other spin-off games include the 3D fighting game Fate/unlimited codes and the dungeon RPG Fate/Extra. There is also a huge line of merchandise, books, accessories, dolls, cards, as well as manga and anime adaptations.
The game was originally released on 3 CDs, but was later re-released on DVD in 2006. The First Edition of the game came with a visual data book.