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Ghost Of Tsushima Just Hit An Impressive Milestone

Ghost of Tsushima did better than anyone expected – including Sony and developer Sucker Punch — when it was released on July 17, 2020, as a PlayStation 4 exclusive. Now, it's hit a big milestone. The game has sold more than five million copies in the past four months.


"Sony attributes much of its success over the last console generation to the popularity of its exclusive game franchises, including stalwarts like God of War (more than 51 million copies sold) and newcomers like Ghost of Tsushima, with more than five million copies sold since its debut in July," The New York Times said in a November 11 article about the PlayStation 5.

The information was confirmed first by New York Times writer Seth Shiesel when he was asked about the fact over Twitter. Then, PlayStation Worldwide Studios head Herman Hulst tweeted, "#GhostofTsusima [sic] is our fastest-selling first party original PS4 game with more than 5 million copies sold since its debut in July. What an incredible achievement by @SuckerPunchProd!"


In response, Sucker Punch weighed in on the news, too. "We're thrilled and absolutely blown away by all of the support!" @SuckerPunchProductions posted. "Thank you to everyone who has played #GhostofTsushima!"

Previously, Sony had announced that Ghost of Tsushima sold 2.4 million units within its first three days. It said in a tweet from July 24 that the game was now "PS4's fastest selling first-party original IP debut." Basically, the title has been breaking records from the start. However, The Last of Us Part 2 remains Sony's top-selling first-party exclusive ever: It sold more than four million copies in its first three days, from June 19 to 21. 

Such a number is still very impressive, especially for a new game with no previous franchise support. But, that may not last long. Sucker Punch has already opened up speculation about a sequel, thanks to a job listing it posted three weeks ago for a Narrative Writer with a "AAA open-world experience" and "knowledge of feudal Japanese history." Sounds like more Ghost of Tsushima could be coming, but in the meantime, there's no danger that the original game will drop off gamers' radars.

In early October, Sucker Punch confirmed that Ghost of Tsushima will be playable on the PlayStation 5 through backwards compatibility, and players will even be able to view the title in 60 fps using the new console's Game Boost feature. That's good news, because there's still plenty of playability left in the title — especially since multiplayer co-op mode Ghost of Tsushima: Legends was added in October as a free thank-you to players.