Ghost of Tsushima sells 5 million copies, sets new PS4 record
Ghost of Tsushima has a new PlayStation record to its name. The Kurosawa-inspired open-world samurai game from the developer of Infamous Sucker Punch has become the best-selling new intellectual property (IP) for PlayStation Studios, having sold more than 5 million copies since its July launch on PlayStation. 4, PlayStation Worldwide. The director of the studies, Hermen Hulst, has revealed. In doing so, he has beaten the PS4 game Horizon Zero Dawn by Guerilla Games.
In a tweet late Thursday, Hulst wrote: [Ghost of Tsushima] is our fastest-selling original PS4 game with over 5 million copies sold since its debut in July. What an incredible achievement of [Sucker Punch Productions]! “Sucker Punch’s official Twitter account retweeted Hulst and additional: “We are delighted and absolutely amazed at all the support! Thanks to everyone who has played [Ghost of Tsushima]! ”
The keyword here is “original” because there are other PlayStation Studios titles that have performed better than Ghost of Tsushima. Marvel Spider-Man sold 3.3 million units only in the first three days, but that is not an original title since the intellectual property is owned by Marvel, naturally. The Last of Us Part II, released a month before Ghost of Tsushima, sold 4 millions copies within the first three days, but is not considered an original title as it is a sequel to an established property.
Horizon zero dawn was the closest competition so far, having sold 2.6 million copies in the first two weeks and up 3.4 million total units in less than four months, about the same window as for Ghost of Tsushima, which has been out for just under four months.
After launch, Sucker Punch has delivered a free cooperative multiplayer mode on Ghost of Tsushima: Legendsand a free 60fps update for the recently released Playstation 5. A sequel to Ghost of Tsushima is said to be in development, as Sucker Punch has created new job openings for writers with knowledge of feudal Japan.