Sony is celebrating one other profitable PS4 unique launch, this time lauding the early gross sales success of Sucker Punch’s Ghost of Tsushima. The primary recreation from Sucker Punch in six years managed to make a huge impact, and never simply due to its spectacular photograph mode. The brand new open-world motion recreation has offered over 2.four million copies inside the first three days of launch. This makes it Sony’s new fastest-selling authentic IP, with the earlier document belonging to Horizon Zero Daybreak. This additionally places Ghost of Tsushima forward of different PS4 exclusives, similar to Bloodborne, Days Gone, and Knack when it comes to preliminary gross sales. Sure, it managed to beat Knack, the best recreation of all time. We’re shocked as properly.
Ghost of Tsushima is now PS4’s quickest promoting first-party authentic IP debut with greater than 2.four million items offered via globally in its first three days of gross sales.
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This determine continues to be far decrease than what Sony has seen with sequels to established first-party titles. The Final of Us: Half II, which launched in June, offered over four million copies in its first three days, beating out earlier record-holder Marvel’s Spider-Man which offered three.three million copies in the identical interval. Each video games are additionally set to obtain follow-ups on the PS5, with Spider-Man: Miles Morales launching later this yr and Horizon Forbidden West coming in 2021. With the PS4’s large set up base, nonetheless, it is unlikely early PS5 video games will be capable of hit these excessive figures.
Ghost of Tsushima is Sucker Punch’s first new IP for the reason that launch on Notorious in 2009, and its first recreation for the reason that launch of Notorious First Mild, a standalone growth to Notorious Second Son, in 2014. Regardless of being a somewhat routine open-world romp, it nonetheless manages to excite with its setting, with our 7/10 Ghost of Tsushima assessment saying, “Ghost of Tsushima is at its greatest if you’re driving your horse and taking within the lovely world by yourself phrases, armed with a sword and a screenshot button, permitting the environmental cues and your individual curiosity to information you.”
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