Sony had an incredible sales success with their first-party IPs this generation with games like Ghost of Tsushima, God of War, Uncharted, and more.
This is great news for us single player gamers and even better news for Sony who's investement in those single player games are showing great returns.
V Good Sony is clogging all the gaas leaks.
These numbers are over a year old, but still they paint a great picture for Sony moving forward
These sales numbers must be false because sInGle PlAyEr gAmEs ArE dEaD.
I'm one of those who contributed to this number
Also shows why Sony doesn't wanna go down the Gamepass route. Not atleast right away.
They outright said why they don't want to go down that route while trying to remain polite toward MS in their explanation. You would be forgiven for thinking the Game Pass model is a proven model if you're listening to some people tell it.
I am sure God of War would have generated much more than $500 million.
If it was multiplat, it would do some serious damage on the top 10 sales everywhere.
If it was a multiplat then the PS4 wouldn't have outsold Xbox 3 to 1
If it was multiplatform no one would care for ps4. Sony is perfectly right to keep high quality software exclusive
That's a bizarre point to make and not even necessarily true. It's done pretty well in Top 10s as an exclusive - being on other platforms doesn't really guarantee that it would do well on other platforms. One can also argue that making it multiplatform would likely result in compromise for the scale and scope of the game since a multiplatform game is always made with the lowest common denominator in mind (which, if multiplatform, would be the Xbox One or Switch). If that happened, the game might actually not be as well-received as it is because it appealed to the lowest common denominator and sacrifices were made to everyone's experience. Just a thought. That comment aside, Horizon's numbers are actually outstanding. A new IP is not far behind an established franchise (though Horizon has also been out longer). Sony's got great talent, and both games really deserve their success.
Yeah the numbers are from 2019. So most likely even more now.
That figure comes from some time in 2019. EDIT: Hadn't reloaded the page and seen the comment above mine.
That breaks down to over 8 million full priced purchases as of 2019.
Makes me wonder what Spiderman hit...
Umm... not sure. But after purchasing Insomniac for $230 million Id think the studio was almost purchased for ‘free’ in that game alone, excluding development and publishing costs of course
Another wrench 🛠️ to throw into the equation is that the money generated was probably split between Disney/Marvel, and Sony.
^ You think so? I know Sony keeps all of the movie revenue as long as they make a new spiderman every couple of years.
Sony owns the right to Spider-Man only in movies, I don't think they even own the TV rights. Marvel still owns Spidey outside the movie sphere, Insomniac has stated a few times they asked to work on Spider-Man. Marvel went to Sony to make a game for them, Sony went to Insomniac to see if they wanted to do a Marvel game and Insomniac asked to make a Spider-Man game. I think the ability to tie into the movies is just a bonus.
Apparently Spidernan sold 13.2 million copies vs 12 million copies for GOW.
That was based upon July 28th, 2019 and it's definitely sold way more. I see a few articles stating over 20 million now, though Sony themselves haven't officially announced sales for it recently.
Even more awesome to know is that Horizon is a totally new IP and generated this amount is freaking insane!, Tsushima is also another successful new IP that is breaking sale records, as always Sony and their Developers demonstrating that are best of this gaming industry hands down!
Dont forget Days Gone, despite a determined attempt by games commentators (I refuse to use the term journalists!) to damage the sales of that game, it went on to sell by the bucket load. When you consider how good Sony's exclusive content was on PS3, it is bonkers to think that they improved on that performance in the PS4 generation. Lets hope that the trend continues and PS5 improves on the PS4 exclusive library, although I have to say, I don't think we need to hope, it seems to be Sony's modus operandi.
True , Days Gone is another high selling new IP, Playstation has hits from every angle :D
I have legit gripes about Days Gone that no one here wants to hear, but even with that I loved the game. It's actually breathtaking in parts and the hoards at the end are crazy fun to fight. There's some big corners that were cut in the story telling that I think hurt the experience. The game could have been smaller and more polished and I think it would have been better for it. That second half really dragged on and without spoiling anything, the key relationships developed very weirdly IMO. I'd say more, but people need to play this game if they haven't.
The game wasnt perfect and I agree to an extent that it was a little bloated however, it was still a really solid game and didn't deserve the treatment it received from games websites. The issues with Days Gone in respect of open world bloat are just as prevalent in most other open world games but these same commentators ignore it when they choose. Just look at the critical reception of Valhalla, my god that game is so bloated with repetitive content and a needlessly large world.
Horizon gameplay was just fun as heck. Im glad they are reaping the rewards of a job well done.
Honestly some of the smoothest gaming ever. Aiming, movement, camera, just incredible.
It's hard to believe that HZD looked as good as it does. It still looks like it belonged on PS5. Guerilla pulled some black magic when making that game.
Can’t wait for the sequels coming on the next year or so
Thats really good, Halo 5 did half a billion in just a few months but it's a MP game
That figure included HARDWARE sales in the total. Maybe I'm wrong, I don't care enough to do any more research on the matter, other than what I have. I know it was a massive success for MS though. But it's hard to find any more info. Too bad it was one of the crappiest main Halo games ever made apparently. "even with the inclusion of hardware in the $400 million figure" https://www.newsledge.com/h...
Yeah they made a killing outta halo 5, campaign was trash but the MP may be my favorite in the series. It is from a mechanics standpoint
? What i do?
LMAO. You tried it.
Well people buy xbox literally for Halo. And it's a bit sad that they had to add hardware just to make their "best game" look good.
But remember people, single player games don't sell.
in comparison when you're trying to maximize the profit they really only fill a hole in the portfolio for most companies. Someone gave the example of Halo that did 400M in its first week and that's not a whole like of MT edit: speeeeling
Glad to hear it....well earned.
The Virgin Gaas: - Lacks content Day one - Micro transactions - lacks quality - Becomes a Full game after several patches/months - Micro transactions - Often flops financially - Anti consumer practices - Micro transactions - usually a Destiny/Overwatch clone VS The Chad SP game: - Enjoyable from start to finish - Quality experience day one - No Micro-transactions - often Successful financially - Quality experience day one - Often offer expansions for a reasonable price or DLC for free overtime - Great reviews - Quality experience day one - often a memorable experience - still works after servers are shut down
Yep and can still play it 30 years later
Love the incel comparison hahah
HZD was one of those games where I just got lost in its content without worrying about robosaurs spawning right behind me for no reason. Sony has the best exclusives ever. Ever.
Both great games can't wait to see what worlds the PS5 opens for the sequels of God of War and Horizon also can't wait to see what other worlds the PS5 will open for PS5 exclusives both old and new.
I’m hoping they go back towards OLD ip’s. I’d love a new wipeout or motor storm, or have naughty dog reboot syphon filter.
I would love to see a new Wild Arms I love that franchise I was disappointed when it skipped PS3 and PS4 but yes I would like some older franchises as well. I would like an HD remaster of Resistance or even a new Resistance game.
SiNgLe PLaYeR GaMEs ArE nOT PrOfiTaBLe...this is just proof they are when done properly
That's not that good. That's revenue not profit.
Holy crap, i had no idea the profit margin was this big, good to see quality being rewarded. Long life single player games!
HZD was such a fun game, i am so nervous that HZD2 turns out bad, I really don't think so but you never know, im really hoping the reveal that it is cross gen doesn't spoil the PS5 version.
It kills me that games like Fortnite do this in a day.
There's space for everyone despite me preferring sp games. There's fine dining and there's junk food. You can enjoy both
It has nothing to do with enjoying the game. My point is it kills me that Fortnite and GaaS games like it make way more money in a day than these single player games. And in the business of making money that can become detrimental to games that don’t make that kind of money. So, yea, I guess it is like fine dining where one food item that doesn’t sell well gets taken off the menu.
Yeah, but not all GaaS games are as popular as Fortnite. Just because Fortnite makes that much, doesn't mean the net game will.
Fortnite does that because it's effing everywhere
This is why high quality exclusives matter.
It's a nice feat and I take nothing from Sony. The problem however, is: 1 It's not profit, it's revenue. 2 How many copies must be sold to get to these numbers? These games sold extremly well. 3 GaaS games make these kind of money each month.
"GaaS games make these kind of money each month." profit or revenue. ?
gaas games also require more revenue as their ongoing costs are much higher
Revenue isn’t profit. They need to take off the cost of making the game plus marketing for an accurate picture of its success. Which I’m sure is very successful.
probably north of 200m if you include all the ads where Kratos plays a dominant role.
But... but the inflation. These companies surely have to be on the verge of bankruptcy due to the dreaded inflation...
Sony showing the power of quality AAA SINGLE PLAYER games and how great and relevant they are. These games literally print money for Sony. GAAS needs to die a quick death imo. Keep up the great work Sony and keep these types of games coming.
It's wonderful news for a well-deserved game. In my opinion, God of war was Sony's best Ps4 game in terms of bold design, fun play, and value.
Yep. Combat . Story. Voice acting. All superb.
The sequel is easily my most anticipated game. That and biomutant which disappeared last year. I hope it’s still being worked on.
I had my eye on that too. Reminded me of conkers bad fur day.
Wow 😳 can’t wait to see what Horizon Zero Dawn 2 and God of Ragnorak does for Sony overtime! They are 2 of my most anticipated games! I got a PS5 on launch 🚀 and my body is ready for both games this year!!!!
Deserves every penny.