Recently we reported that Ghost of Tsushima was suffering from stock shortages in Japan due to the sheer amount of demand for the title in the country. Now, more specifics on the game’s success has been revealed, with Ghost of Tsushima officially scoring the biggest launch week of any first-party PS4 game in the country.
According to the Famitsu weekly rankings (as translated by ResetEra user Zedark), Ghost of Tsushima sold 212,915 copies in its first week on sale in Japan, putting it in first place right above Death Stranding, which sold 185,909 copies. Underneath that is the recently released The Last of Us Part II, selling 178,696 copies. It is worth noting however that worldwide, The Last of Us Part II reigns supreme, selling over 4 million copies in 3 days.
Still, the sales success of Ghost of Tsushima in Japan is commendable and Sucker Punch Productions’ respect for the title and its inspirations is clear – especially as the game focuses heavily on Japanese culture and traditions.
The full list of top 10 launch week first-party PS4 games are:
- Ghost of Tsushima – 212,915
- Death Stranding – 185,909
- The Last of Us: Part 2 – 178,696
- Bloodborne – 150,245
- Gran Turismo Sport – 139,357
- Marvel's Spider-Man – 132,520
- Uncharted 4: A Thief's End – 124,028
- Days Gone – 114,319
- Horizon: Zero Dawn – 109,739
- Everybody's Golf – 100,902
KitGuru says: are you surprised by the sales success of Ghost of Tsushima? How many copies do you think it’ll sell worldwide in its lifetime? What is your favourite Sucker Punch game? Let us know down below.