Phil Spencer Praises Bloodborne Sales

I know some will question me but wanted to say it's cool to see Bloodborne sell 1M+. New IP is hard, congrats @PlayStation @fromsoftware_pr ~Phil Spencer

Concertoine3085d ago

It really is good to see hardcore games like Bloodborne and Dark Souls see solid mainstream success.

chrismichaels043085d ago (Edited 3085d ago )

Congrats to Sony and Bloodborne on reaching 1 million sales so quickly. Like I said before, its definitely well deserved for an incredible game that is probably 2015s first major AAA Game of the Year contender.

You know a game like Bloodborne is something truly special when even members and officials from other gaming communities are impressed and can appreciate all of its accomplishments and early success.

Software_Lover3085d ago

There is only one gaming community.

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XB1_PS43085d ago


I'm not going to disagree with chrismichaels based on that, because I agree with everything else he said. You're right though.

All of us together, makes up the gaming community.

KwietStorm_BLM3085d ago (Edited 3085d ago )


There should be one gaming community. We all should wish for the best for this industry. But you've been here far long enough to know we don't have one community, sadly.

DeadManMMX3085d ago

@breakpad your ignorance is showing. Both the games you mentioned are great Sunset Overdrive is anything but soulless and was one of if not THE most fun game released last year. *sigh* why bother. A troll is a troll is a troll is a troll.........

Death3085d ago


Did you honestly say the MCC has no substance? Just the fact the word "Collection" is in the title should have tipped you off the game doesn't lack "substance". The issue that plagued the MCC at launch was it had a hard time performing matchmaking for 4 different games at once.

Sunset Overdrive is sitting comfortably at 81 on Metacritic. It would be challenging to say it is "Souless" with all the favorable reviews it received.

Both of these can be good games without taking away from Bloodbornes sales or how well it has been received. Currently it sits at 93 on Metacritic which isn't just excellent on it's own, it's also the highest rated game exclusive to this generation.

magiciandude3085d ago


And that one gaming community is a massive war zone.


@breakpad You're pretty much everything that's wrong with gaming mate.

Automatic793085d ago (Edited 3085d ago )

Congratulations to Sony and FromSoftware with there New IP. Congratulations to Phil for stepping up in the videogame industry and giving praise to the competition. Glad he is on MS side.


Your exactly why trolls exist.

Muerte24943085d ago


Halo MCC was kind of a way to milk the franchise. I'm certainly not saying bloodborne did anything unique. But there is a stark difference in the type of games each company promotes. This excludes sunset overdrive of course.

chrismichaels043085d ago (Edited 3085d ago )

@SoftwareLover - You are correct. We are all gamers, but we are a gaming civilization made up of different communities. But that is not meant as a bad thing. Everyone has different tastes and opinions. Its what makes gaming such a special culture.

@MichaelLito - Just like all of the times Shuhei Yoshida has sent public messages to Microsoft over the years wishing them good luck and congratulating them on their accomplishments. Its always great to see professional courtesy from both sides.

krypt19833085d ago

I agree bloodborne is a great game i enjoyed it enough to platinum it. Yet the ps fanboys brag about close to 18-20 million consoles sold yet the exclusives only sell 1 million and thats a trend on playstation consoles I don't get it ..

memots3085d ago (Edited 3085d ago )

Gotta keep that "good guy" appearance going.
Quick put on a Braid T-shirt

Halo2ODST23085d ago

@Death , the mcc has only been playable recently, & because it was broken for 4 months has lost it's population (even faster than halo 4 lost it's lol) it ranges between 10k - 20k, its ridiculous, i play reach more now because you can actually find games.

fiveby93084d ago

I am trying not to be so cynical about Phil's frequent praise for PS4 related titles. Certainly the image he is trying to project benefitsthe brand a little and seems admirable if not magnanimous. From a gamers perspective I admire the work Phil has done to turn the platform around. From a business perspective, I think the jury is still out on how successful the X1 will be based on their original goals when the platform was designed. Is the platform profitable? I am not so sure. I am glad MS has made strides in refocusing the brand back to games at it's center. Would I buy an X1? Not at the moment, but I'd never rule it out. Really enjoying having PC and PS4 right now.

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RocketScienceLvlStuf3085d ago (Edited 3085d ago )

It's not as though Phil has anything to celebrate with xbone so he may as well celebrate PS4's successes instead


You have some good points. The xbone is barren at the minute

S2Killinit3085d ago (Edited 3085d ago )

true, but its not like he is actually celebrating, its a PR thing. He is acknowledging the competition's success because to do otherwise would look bad if they don't currently have an answer for it. its sort of a thing you do to stay relevant. Notice that he would not be congratulating anyone if Microsoft had a triple A game out at the same time.

miyamoto3085d ago (Edited 3085d ago )

He didn't have to do this.
This is not the M$ style.
Everyone knows that this praise is just a publicity stunt from M$ to make them look good.

1M+ for a Japanese niche title. Not bad at all.

XanderZane3084d ago

The XBox One is outselling the XBox 360 which sold over 85 million units. The fact that the XB1 could sell just as much if not more is celebration enough. There is nothing wrong with the competition praising a competitor. Microsoft has done this before with Apple and other companies. So I don't see this as an issue. Even Sony has congratulated Microsoft's XB1 in the past. Companies are already praising Microsoft for DX12. I don't think XB1 is barren at all. There is still lots of games to play on it and a ton more are coming. I've been playing Ori on XB1 and Bloodborne on PS4 currently. Just started Neverwinter Nights on XB1 and Mortal Kombat X on PS4. I'm never bored eith either system. So stop with the trolling comments.

Eddie201013085d ago

I think Phll wants a job at Sony...I jest.

WilDRangeRfc3084d ago

I think his future is far more secure at a company that actually makes money

TOTSUKO3084d ago

His future is secure because Microsoft almost sold the Xbox division.

sAVAge_bEaST3084d ago (Edited 3084d ago )

Yes it is, From Software Makes old school games new again.

BloodBorne reminds me of Ninja Gaiden 2 NES style-- brought back from the future. (in a way) i.e. replay. Hard at first. Easy at 3rd attempt.

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-Alpha3085d ago (Edited 3085d ago )

Game had lots of hype, looked damn good, had a great history with Demon's and Dark Souls, and scored top scores all around. Sony also did a solid job advertising it.

All the right ingredients for a really successful launch and sales.

I still remember buying Demon's Souls and how it had some good buzz, but limited attention from most of the media/gamers. Its great to see how far Miyazaki's vision has come.

MrSwankSinatra3085d ago

Bloodborne? more like Bloodporn, once addicted you can't stop.

XB1_PS43085d ago

Hey man, you watch enough of it, you gotta start getting creative.

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LexHazard793085d ago

Says the guy with Kotex iN his name. Lol...quick pull the plug.

AngelicIceDiamond3085d ago

Congrats to Bloodborne sells its a highly impressive number.