GearNuke: "PS4 Exclusive Bloorborne was released last week in Japan and despite being a new IP from From Software, it has managed to sell well on a much smaller install base."
congrats I guess :) Very well deserved. Bloodborne suits japan's taste perfectly. :)
I don't think quality is region specific, so yes it suits Japan's taste. The game is awesome I would be surprised if it didn't appeal to any particular region.
Congrats to Bloodborne. I agree, its a fantastic game no matter what language you speak. Definitely the first "must have" gem of 2015.
Definitely the first "must have" gem on PS4 in 2015*. There I fixed that for you. Ori and Cities Skylines came before Bloodborne and got highly praised from both critics and users.
@TwoFace - I have both Bloodborne and Ori & The Blind Forest. Both are good games, no question. But Bloodborne(92) is higher rated than both Ori(89) and Cities Skyline(86). Also, I was speaking in terms of AAA exclusive retail games. And as far as AAA exclusive retail games go, Bloodborne is the first game to set the bar high in 2015.
@twoFace I dont think the contex of the sentence is taking smaller games into consideration here. If it was, then i think Helldivers is the game to beat, more so than Ori. (Personally dont think skylines should even be in this disscussion)
Rarely does agame find success on both sides of the world. I live for these kind of events where great niche games get critical acclaim and wide acceptance by gamers. Now if he same thing can be said of their mecha games everything will be perfection. Now I miss Frame Gride and Another Century
Well deserved. :)
Considering Bloodborne is From Software's ONLY new IP for PS4... of course it's going to be their best selling new IP for PS4. They put so much work into convincing everyone that this is a new IP, when it's clearly a "souls" game. They even refer to it as the "spiritual successor" which makes no sense because a true "new IP" isn't a successor in any way to previous games.
I'm happy it did as it deserves it. Wondering how much it sold everywhere else now. I just beat it yesterday at level 99 Damn I died so many times like 19 times.
Just 19? Lies.
Guess it's hard to believe then again I did Co op pretty much the whole game and that's why I only died 19 times.
Yeah im sure you only died 19 times, roflmao....smh....
I died 19 times yesterday before breakfast
Now this ^ seems like a more believable scenario! Hell I'm constantly dying and I don't even have the game. But tonight the precious will be mine! I won like a $1,000 at Bingo last night.
19? No way. I could've believed if you said 20 but 19? Is this a late April joke?
19 times? I died that many times an hour after I woke up
Soo you died so many times, like 19, yet only died 19 times. You gave yourself away, man.
From Software is gaining more fans with Bloodborne. I'm glad for that.
I am glad it sold well, we need new IP to sell well.
Bloodborne sequel confirmed? Please pretty Please Bloodborne is one of the best games ever made.
Good for From Software, they did a hell of a job. Can't wait to buy the game myself this month.
I wonder if Xbox will ever get a top selling title in Japan, never say never
Do you really wonder that?
Of course not. Everybody knows that won't ever happen.
Just finished it! So the hunt begins again for me. PvP is so fun.
Didn't realize demon's souls was a new ip on ps4 in Japan. Who knew? On a serious note, the game kicks @$$! Likeing the frequency of releases with dark souls 2 last year. Let's hope for good stuff in 2016 and beyond!
They should space it out before souls fatigue sets in. I played demons soul's, dark souls and skipped dark souls 2 so not playing a souls game in 4 years made Bloodborne really fresh
Personally, if I only owned an X1, I'd be doing everything I could to get a PS4 and play Bloodborne. I love From's last 4 games THAT much. Having said that, back in '11 my brother and I (who both loved Demons' Souls) had a theory that Sony perhaps made a deal to revisit Demons or a new *exclusive* IP after 360/PC owners were "hooked" on the upcoming & multiplatform Dark Souls, in order to make what we now know as 'Bloodborne' into a REAL system seller. Can't say that it was actually a grand plan or that's how it went at all, but I suppose if it was - love it or hate it, that's some genius business right there to sell some consoles.
Hell yeah !
"Bloodborne Is From Software's Best Selling New IP on PS4 In Japan" Is this not FromSoft's /only/ new IP on the PS4? Surprise surprise that it's the best selling one.
It's an amazing game, I love it. And I'm north American.
I love Bloodborne, but I think I actually had more fun playing Demons Souls. Maybe its because we were guinea pigs at the time, having played nothing even remotely close to it. That was a fun experience. My mind was blown. The idea of summoning/invasion/sharing items/writing notes, is just so simple yet clever. Its a superb system. (Bloodborne doesn't have a talking birdie who wants stuff 😒)
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