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Ghost of Tsushima is the PS4’s fastest-selling first-party original game

Sucker Punch’s Ghost of Tsushima broke PS4 records right at the end of the console’s prime.

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Sucker Punch’s Ghost of Tsushima broke PS4 records right at the end of the console’s prime.

Ghost of Tsushima might be the subject of some criticism in terms of its setting, monochrome mode, etc, and *some* lukewarm reviews, but public enthusiasm for Sucker Punch’s open-world samurai game has not been in the least dampened. Ghost of Tsushima‘s impressive sales chart placing has translated into concrete sales numbers of five million copies worldwide.

This makes it the “fastest-selling first-party original PS4 game,” according to PlayStation Worldwide Studios boss Hermen Hulst. A few caveats in there of course. “Original” discounts other popular releases like PS3 ports/remasters, first-party limits it to Sony’s premiere studios, and it, of course, has to be a PS4 game. Given this encompasses other releases like The Last of Us Part 2 and God of War, though? It’s majorly impressive – especially for a new IP.

For those investing in a PlayStation 5, there’s good news if you haven’t quite finished with the milestone-breaker.

To sum up, on day one your game saves can be transferred and you can expect a framerate boost to 60FPS and quicker load times. This is impressive, considering the PS4 Pro could only achieve 30 FPS.

Whether this means there won’t be a PS5 version at some point is unclear. If one thing is almost certain, this won’t be the last we see of this new IP given its wild success.


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