Sony have announced that their latest PlayStation 4 exclusive, Ghost of Tsushima, has become the fastest selling first party original IP.
The acclaimed Sucker Punch samurai sim launched last Friday on July 17th and in its first 3 days shifted a grand total of 2.4 million copies.
Ghost of Tsushima is now PS4’s fastest selling first-party original IP debut with more than 2.4 million units sold through globally in its first 3 days of sales.
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) July 24, 2020
This puts the game ahead of Horizon: Zero Dawn, at least in terms of how fast the game is selling. Whether it will beat Guerrilla Games’ open world mech hunting adventure in lifetime sales is another thing. It’s worth pointing out that there are way more PS4 consoles in circulation now than compared to Horizon’s launch more than three years ago.
It’s also worth noting that this only relates to new first party IP released during the current generation, other examples including Days Gone, Concrete Genie, and Knack. Still, it’s quite the milestone for Ghost of Tsushima considering its somewhat niche appeal.
In comparison, The Last of Us Part II sold over 4 million copies in its first 3 days. This beat the previous record held by Marvel’s Spider-Man which sold 3.3 million in the same time period.
As for the game’s reception, Ghost of Tsushima currently sits on an impressive OpenCritic average 85.
Ghost of Tsushima scored a solid 8/10 in our review. Here’s how Aran sums up this latest hit from the inFamous and Sly Raccoon developer:
Ghost of Tsushima is an artistic triumph, capturing a real cinematic feel through its visuals, immersive world and soundtrack. However, Jin is a serviceable main character and he and his journey to save Tsushima is often overshadowed by secondary characters and smaller, more personal stories found in the side quests. Throw in some formulaic missions and an awkward user interface, and Ghost of Tsushima is at times more style than substance.
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