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Sony announced that Ghost of Tsushima is PS4’s fastest-selling, first-party original IP debut. Within three days of availability, it sold over 2.4 million units sold globally. The game has seen stock shortages in Japan with Sony suggesting folks purchase it digitally until more stock can arrive at retail. It was also the best-selling game last week in the region with 212,915 sold in three days.
With Ghost of Tsushima‘s latest achievement, this makes two exclusive games in two months, for PlayStation, that broke fastest-selling records. Last month, The Last of Us Part II became the fastest-selling exclusive, with four million copies sold in three days. As for Sucker Punch, the samurai slasher has become the fastest-selling title in its history. Their first PS4 title, Infamous: Second Son, sold over one million copies after nine days of release.
Right above Ghost of Tsushima on the list of fastest selling PS4 exclusives, Spider-Man and God of War have similar numbers, with 3.3 and 3.1 million copies sold in three days, respectively. The former fastest-selling, back in 2016, Uncharted 4 now takes fifth, with it selling 2.7 million in one week.
Ghost of Tsushima pre-sales data in Japan had suggested that the game could be on the verge of becoming the best-selling first-party game in Japan and this is turning out to be the case so far. As per an official tweet by PlayStation Japan, Ghost of Tsushima has exceeded sales expectations and the publisher is working to get more copies out in retail stores.
Here’s the list of the 3-day sales records of select PS4 exclusives:
The Last of Us Part 2 – 4 millions units
Final Fantasy VII Remake – 3.5 millions units
Marvel’s Spider-Man – 3.3 million units
God of War – 3.1 million units
Ghost of Tsushima – 2.4 million units
While the game’s 2.4 million 3-day sales record may not reach the heights of Final Fantasy VII Remake and The Last of Us Part 2 which sold over 3.5 and over 4 million units respectively, Tsushima’s record is still impressive given that it’s an original IP debut. To give you some perspective, it took Horizon Zero Dawn two weeks to reach the 2.6 million units sold milestone.
The game’s sales record can be attributed to the fact that there are now more people with PS4 units compared to when Horizon was released. Even with that in mind, Sucker Punch Productions should be very happy with their latest title.