Ghost of Tsushima is breaking PS4 sales records! PlayStation Tweeted Friday morning that Ghost of Tsushima is officially the fastest-selling first-party original IP. That’s a lot of qualifiers, but regardless, 2.4 million copies in just three days is something to be celebrated. Based on sales form the first three days alone, Ghost of Tsushima is already one of the top 20 best-selling games on PS4, and based on its trajectory, it could hit the top 10 before the next generation kicks off.
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
The game released with some fairly high praise from critics. Many critics have touched on the lack of risks taken by Sucker Punch Productions in a genre that is oversaturated at this point, but they’re all sure to quickly come back with how razor-sharp the game is in everything that it does do. If critics are to be believed, Ghost of Tsushima has all the polish and care of most PlayStation exclusives, especially first-party ones. However, “PS4 games” is a competitive category, and it’s difficult to truly break through as a must-play title when being compared to exclusives like The Last of Us, God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn, and Uncharted. These inevitably will go down as undeniable classics a decade or two from now, but Ghost of Tsushima may find it tough to squeeze its way into that conversation.
Nonetheless, with the new money and encouragement from Ghost of Tsushima, something that’s already on minds is where Sucker Punch will go from here. Before their latest product, they were known for the Infamous games. Will they return to the franchise for the foreseeable future? Will they begin work on a Ghost of Tsushima sequel? Will they go with another new IP? Either way, Sony must be pretty excited about the direction the game and the studio are headed.
Brandon is a young writer who loves going deep into games to explore meaning, purpose, and life. He believes that there’s nothing better than getting lost in a world full of characters to love and lessons to learn. He has a special place in his heart for single player games such as Mass Effect and Life Is Strange, but he also blows off some steam playing some of his favorite multiplayer games, like Paladins.