Ghost of Tsushima has been a hit for Sony. The PS4 exclusive has set a record by becoming the fastest-selling PS4 original IP and millions are enjoying its take on Samurai era. Now, Sony has released some brand new stats for Ghost of Tsushima to show just what players have been doing on their journeys in Tsushima. From petting foxes to getting in stand-offs the number of stats from the first 10 days since launch is high.
You've all been busy! Stats from the first ten days of #GhostofTsushima:
⚔️ 57.5 million duels
🦊 8.8 million foxes petted
🐎 810 years on horseback
📸 15.5 million photos taken
And more: pic.twitter.com/XGxeTqL25j
— PlayStation Europe (@PlayStationEU) July 31, 2020
The full list of stats includes:
- 156.4 million standoffs
- 57.5 million duels
- 139.4 million enemies collapsing in fear
- 810.3 years spent on horseback
- 16.2 million onsen visited
- 14.2 million haikus written
- 28.1 million flute songs played
- 8.8 million foxes petted
- 17.1 million bamboo strikes completed
- 37.5 million inari shrines honoured
- 15.5 million photos taken
That is a lot of stats. Yesterday, Toshihiro Nagoshi, executive director of Sega’s popular Yakuza game series, heaped praise on Ghost of Tsushima.
“There are numerous things I bow my head to, like aiming at setting a game in that time period…I could go on and on,” said Nagoshi during a Sega livestream (translated by Kotaku). He mentions numerous facets of the game, praising Ghost of Tsushima’s technical prowess and the way it encourages open world exploration without a heavy guiding hand.
He also comments on protagonist, Jin Sakai, remarking that he “isn’t a particularly handsome lead, don’t you think?”. Nagoshi goes on to explain how the slightly aged and rugged Jin might not get a pass by Japanese marketing departments who prefer more youthful poster boys.
The Yakuza director also praises the extensive research carried out by developer Sucker Punch and was amazed at the authenticity of Tsushima’s setting:
“Foreigners who tickle the fancy of Japanese people more than Japanese people are…rather amazing, no?[…] There’s like a notion that Westerners don’t understand things (about Japan), but that hypothesis itself is mistaken.”
In our review for Ghost of Tsushima, I wrote: