It seems that everyone wants to be taken to a ball game, as sales of annual baseball sim MLB 14 The Show on the PlayStation 4 have seen a massive boost. Impressively, the game's week one numbers are up a staggering 40 per cent compared with previous entries in the franchise. What's more, the bat-'em-up's multiplayer mode has been taken for a spin over ten million times.

There could be any number of reasons for this result: perhaps America's favourite pastime is seeing a surge in popularity, or maybe owners of Sony's super machine are feeling a bit starved for content. We suspect, however, that it probably has something to do with the title's absurdly lifelike graphics. Seriously, have you seen the detail on those leather gloves? Outrageous.

Have you picked up MLB 14 The Show yet? What do you think has caused this impressive boost in sales? Strike out in the comments section below.

[via blog.us.playstation.com]