It’s been a great launch for the latest Sony-owned PS4-exclusive ‘Ghost of Tsushima’, outselling ‘Bloodborne’, ‘Days Gone’ and ‘Knack’ in terms of initial sales – over 2.4 million copies in the first three days, making it PS4’s fastest selling first-party original IP debut.
And there’s more:
‘Ghost of Tsushima’ has gained the prestigious honour of receiving a perfect score of 40 out of 40 from Famitsu, becoming only the third-ever western game to do so.
The sales numbers in Japan were great aswell.
And the news released today has the Internet overjoyed: ‘Legends’ is a free online co-op experience for up to four players – inspired by Japanese folk tales and mythology.
It’s described as a new experience that focuses on four warriors who have been built up as legends in stories told by the people of Tsushima and will not feature Jin or his companions.
It will be made available to owners of the PS4- exclusive this Fall. You’ll need PS+ to download and play with friends or via online matchmaking in a series of two-player story missions or four-player wave-based survival missions. Choose from one of four classes — Samurai, Hunter, Ronin, or Assassin
Two of the biggest PlayStation exclusives are still on track and according to a note on the PlayStation blog we now have the official dates to share.
The wait is almost nigh as Naughty Dog’s ‘The Last of Us Part II’ will arrive on June 19 and Sucker Punch’s samuraj- open world ‘Ghost of Tsushima’ will follow on July 17, pushed back after its prior June 26th release set.
Yeah, here’s a Gameplay trailer for ‘Ghost of Tsushima’
And some 4K footage for ‘The Last of Us: Part II’
Sony has revealed some amazing stats for PS4.
Released back in November 2013 in US and Canada, followed by Europe and later on Japan on February 22nd, 2014, the PS4 has proven to become another happy story as part of the PlayStation- brand, ushering new generations into a new era of gaming.
PlayStation™Network’s (PSN) December 2019 monthly active users have reached 103 million*1, demonstrating that gamers worldwide are enjoying PlayStation®’s offerings. Additionally, the PlayStation®4 (PS4™) console has sold through more than 106 million*2 globally, and the cumulative sales of PS4 software titles from retailers and PlayStation™Store (PS™Store) have reached 1.15 billion*3 as of December 31, 2019.
106 million consoles sold and over 1.15 billion games means that the average PS4 owner owns over 10 titles.
PlayStation VR …. has reached its 5 million unit sales milestone
Another cool milestone, 5 million VR units sold to date. Notable is the fact that it launched as late as October 13th 2016.
Ghost of Tsushima is a PS4- exclusive open-world game developed by Sucker Punch – the makers of inFamous. And it’s gorgeous.
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Players can fully explore the world, travel different paths by riding horses, side quests are available and it plays from a third- person perspective.
Set on Tsushima Island in 1274, the game revolves around the last samurai, Jin Sakai (Daisuke Tsuji), during the first Mongol invasion of Japan. Jin will have to master a new fighting style, the way of the Ghost, to defeat the Mongol Empire and fight for the freedom and independence of Japan.
The samurai action game coming to PS4 in 2020.
Black Desert Online will be released on 22 August for PS4. The game is available for PC and Xbox One.
Players are given a chance to test it in form of an open beta that is live now and will be until Tuesday. It’s free to download and according to an official source, you won’t need an active PSN- subscription. Three regions and six classes are available.
At the very end of the testing period, a firework show is on. Cool, right?
Swedish Gamereactor reports that Mat Piscatella from the NPD-group (market research company of the US videogames sales) is listning Marvel’s Spider-Man as the best-selling superhero video game of all-time in the U.S.
I don’t think the game has not quality to be the biggest ever but considering it’s a PS4 exclusive (and therefore available only on Sony’s console) and not multiplatform – as the Arkham series – and released lesser than a year ago, it’s admirable.
Here’s the tweet:
We’re really proud to finally announce the release of our beloved Northgard on Xbox, PS4 and Switch!
Northgard on console will feature all the content found in the Steam base version including the major Ragnarok and Relics updates: six clans, a lengthy campaign, cooperative and competitive online play across various maps including the apocalyptic-themed Ragnarok, ranked play and much more. Shiro Games has also ensured that playing using the controller will be effortless, with many tweaks and a completely revamped user interface.
Northgard is a strategy game deeply ingrained with Norse mythology. Players take control of their chosen Viking clan to explore and settle new territories which are filled with untold riches and deadly magical foes, from dire wolves and undead warriors, to giants and great dragons. To bring fame to their clan and write history, players will have to carefully manage their resources, trade with rival clans, befriend or defeat mythical creatures, brave the harshest winters and conquer unforgiving lands.
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Webhallen is one of the most popular computer hardware and video games store, present at 14 locations in the Stockholm area. Every time I visit at particular store on SVEAVÄGEN (in the heart of STOCKHOLM), there are peeps playing games.
As you can tell, there are 4 Xbox Ones and 7 or 8 PS4 units. Unfortunately, no Switch.
Currently playing GTA V and some inFAMOUS: Second Son. I enjoyed AC: ORIGINS aswell but haven’t played it for like 6-9 months.
I’d like to start The Dwarves and The Elder Scrolls Online as both are RPGs and along with RTS, is my favorite genre.
As of December 31, 2018, the console has officially sold more than 91.6 million units globally. The 2018 holiday season saw over 5.6 million PlayStation 4 units being sold.
As for the games, more than 50.7 million PS4 games were sold during the holiday season, bringing the worldwide total to over 876 million PS4 games sold since Sony’s latest console launched on November 15, 2013.
2018 was an excelent year for Sony and the console. God of War and Spider-Man released exclusively and were also among the strongest releases of last year. Spider-Man has sold 9 million copies.
In the tension-filled finale to Marvel’s Spider-Man: The City That Never Sleeps, the web-slinger must rely on unlikely allies to protect the city from calamity.
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Silver Lining is available for download on the PlayStation®4 system December 21, 2018.
MediEvil follows the story of Sir Dan, an unlikely champion who met an unfortunate end on the field of battle. He receives a chance at redemption when his nemesis, the evil sorcerer Lord Zarok, accidentally resurrects him 100 years after that fateful day. Lord Zarok seeks to conquer the Kingdom of Gallowmere, and only the skeletal Sir Dan stands between Zarok’s army of the undead and the kingdom he swore to protect.