Starting a new franchise isn’t easy, and some people do it better than others. After the obvious critical success of inFamous, Sucker Punch wanted to move up a gear again with a completely new IP, prepared in secret for a long time before being unveiled for the first time in 2017: Ghost of Tsushima finally ended up releasing on July 17, 2023 for PlayStation 4, generating massive excitement after a cleverly curated marketing campaign.
We must believe that the efforts of Sony and the studio have borne fruit: already, we learned a few days after its arrival only that the software had managed to win the title of new exclusive license PS4 having sold the fastest. Today, at the very beginning of January 2023, scores have just been updated so we know that Ghost of Tsushima has sold over eight million units worldwide.
We’re thrilled and amazed that #GhostOfTsushima has officially sold more than 8 million copies!
Thank you so much to everyone who has played since launch! We are so incredibly appreciative and grateful for the support! pic.twitter.com/AQfyqviBlK
– Ghost of Tsushima 🎮 Director’s Cut Out Now! (@SuckerPunchProd) January 5, 2023
Very good results for a game that has not even had two years of activity yet, and which has relaunched its popularity thanks to an added free multiplayer mode and a Director’s Cut (including the Iki Island extension) offered on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 in 2023. Something to reassure Sony about the value of its exclusives, which could already rely on the alluring figures of Horizon: Zero Dawn (more than ten million sales in two years), God of War (19.5 million sales in August 2023) or even Spider-Man (which would have largely exceeded 20 million takers).
If we would not be surprised to see a sequel unveiled one of these four, the latest rumors were nevertheless rife about an infamous 4, which would be in development according to some and which should have been announced during a PlayStation Showcase… in vain. If we stick to a little more official information, we know that Sucker Punch is obviously working on a game with multiplayer mechanics : all that remains is to know for which franchise.