It’s perhaps something of a surprise considering the subject matter, but Days Gone is a smash hit in Japan. The apocalyptic open worlder – which has topped the local sales charts for a second consecutive week, according to Famitsu – has now moved more physical copies than God of War, Detroit: Become Human, and The Last Guardian have managed within their respective lifespans. The title’s been available just two weeks.
It’s not just the Land of the Rising Sun where there the release is outpacing expectations: Deacon St. John’s inaugural outing has enjoyed three consecutive weeks at the summit of the UK sales charts, and is faring similarly strongly across continental Europe as well. We’re still waiting for official sales data from Sony, but we have to imagine it will put out a press release soon – all evidence suggests this has been a huge commercial hit.