Bloodborne: A System Seller?

Justin from Pixel Gate writes:

As a massive fan of the Demons Souls, and Dark Souls series you can probably imagine my excitement for Bloodborne (recently Project Beast) which is an exclusive for the PS4 with a slated 2015 release date. Now, as it stands I’m not really interested in buying the console as there are no exclusives really catching my eye other than The Order, and of course Bloodborne.

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XiNarutoUzumaki1613d ago (Edited 1613d ago )


All souls games have been system sellers. Bloodborne shouldn't be any different. Fortunately, it carries the success of the Souls Series, and Miyasaki is directing it. Nuff said.

Manio311613d ago

I meant as more of an exclusive standpoint, but yes! Sadly, I didn't get around to Demon Souls until last year.

Abash1613d ago

The PS4 sells itself, but Bloodborne will definitely be the system seller for some gamers who try to put off getting a PS4 when they are well aware they'll be getting one eventually

cleft51613d ago

PS4 is one of the best deals in gaming history. The price point and power of the PS4 alone sells the console. Combine that with all the games coming in 2015 and 3rd party games performing and look best on the PS4 and you have your ultimate system seller.

nicksetzer11612d ago

For me, no, (more interested in uncharted and tlou remastered) but in general, ABSOLUTELY. From software is an amazing dev.

miyamoto1612d ago (Edited 1612d ago )

My Halo Tournament gamer friends who own 360s are absolutely nuts about Dark Souls and can't stop talking about it specially the online versus gameplay. I believe this game Bloodborne will even make many more gamers jump ship to PS4.

The PlaySaviour4 revolution is rolling like thunder!

KOIMOJO1612d ago

One of the biggest reasons to not take the jump to next gen was from software with dark souls 2... Now they will be one of the biggest reasons TO make the jump with bloodborne... Good job from haha.

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JBSleek1613d ago

How exactly have dark souls been a "system seller"?

pwnsause_returns1613d ago

well, i remembered when DS came out, it was out before like 3 weeks before Uncharted 2 came out. A friend of mine was never a fan of the PS3, was always a xbox guy, he didnt really cared for games like Uncharted, but when he was introduced to Demons souls...well, he went out to buy a PS3 for it. So yea, I can see Bloodborne being a system seller seeing that its pretty much the successor to the souls series made and directed by the guy who made the souls series.

and its good that Sony put that exposure at their conference. gets it out of that Niche spot.

dodgemoose1613d ago

Niche game, with little to no competition in terms of quality. Therefore fans of the Souls series will buy a PS4 in order to game the next game, thereby making it a 'system seller'.

MasterCornholio1612d ago

There are many fans of the Souls series and if they want their next gen souls fix the PS4 is the only place to do it. This is the main reason why it will sell PS4s.

Evilsnuggle1613d ago (Edited 1613d ago )

Had a 360 at launch I purchased my PS3 because of Demon's Soul's. So Iwould say yes an executive Soul's games are system sellers . Demon's Soul's and The Last Of Us are my two favorite games of last gen.

Austacker1612d ago


Dark Souls #95 PS3
Dark Souls 2 #250 PS3

Dark Souls #232 XBOX 360
Dark Souls 2 #471 XBOX 360

So no, not even god damned close...

XiSasukeUchiha1612d ago (Edited 1612d ago )

Naruto as always my knuckleheaded ninja, bubble up.

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christheredhead1613d ago

Its a system seller for me. Had no intention of getting a ps4 until I finally saw the announcment. Huge souls fan so its a no brainer.

NinjaRichParty1613d ago

As a PS4 owner, I'll be jumping on this title for sure! It seems like it has the potential to be a game I can show off to my friends as well.

darksky1613d ago

Are souls big sellers? :p
Anyone got a link to sales numbers for the previous games?

TheFutureIsBlue1613d ago

For a franchise that is so niche, yes, they are big sellers.

TheFutureIsBlue1613d ago (Edited 1613d ago )

Why the disagrees? Its a hardcore rpg that sells a lot. Lol pretty amazing to me. I love the game, but only a couple of my buddies actually play this. Everyone else can't stand games this cruel.

SilentNegotiator1613d ago

Dark Souls sold too well for the franchise to be considered "niche" anymore.

TheFutureIsBlue1613d ago (Edited 1613d ago )

Oh yes. Anyone that played Dark Souls/2 on the 360 probably saw this and thought "Oh I HAVE to get a PS4 now". I mean this is pretty much a Souls game on new hardware! Who could turn that down? Plus, from previews, it sounds so good!

Btw best OST right here

Mega241613d ago

I kind of find it as a slap in the face to the pc community, I mean, I have a ps4 and a 360 so I'm not left out, but I got DS2 on pc since it runs a bit better. Like it more on pc, laptop specially, I can take it anywhere. Still exited for Bloodborne, but still find it kind of a dick move by sony and Miyazaki.

TheFutureIsBlue1612d ago

Well, to be fair, unless it is under SOE I can't think of a lot of Sony games on PC. Plus Demons Souls did not make it to the pc either. Plus this will sell systems so you can't blame them and it will be on the PS4 so it will run smooth and look great =D

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