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Ghost of Tsushima is one of Sony’s biggest new properties. It was a global smash hit on PlayStation 4, and it got a boost when Sony released a Director’s Cut version that also included updates for PlayStation 5. During a presentation as part of CES 2022 in Las Vegas, Sony confirmed that the game has sold more than 8 million copies in total.
The company confirmed that number as part of a segment about its upcoming PlayStation Studios film and television projects. Sony plans to turn Ghost of Tsushima into a movie to capitalize on the success of the game.
Ghost of Tsushima’s success is huge for a new IP even from one of the biggest publishers in the world. Splatoon, a new Nintendo property that launched for the Wii U in 2015, sold 5 million copies. Its sequel went on to sell nearly 13 million copies on the much more popular Switch. Sony can likely expect a similar jump in sales from Ghost 1 to Ghost of Tsushima 2 — especially if it launches in the first few years of the red-hot PlayStation 5.
As part of its CES presentation, Sony also confirmed it is making a show based on its Twisted Metal car-combat games. And it showed off a new trailer for the upcoming Uncharted film — and it brought on Naughty Dog director Neil Druckman to speak about the close relationship between Sony game studios and film studios.
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Sony is promising even more synergy between its entertainment divisions in the future. I’m sure that means we are mere months away from getting a Jumping Flash TV show.
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