Days Gone came in for plenty of criticism from some corners of the Internet prior to its release, but it’s actually the best-selling new IP of the year in the UK. New research from the Entertainment Retail Association – which sources physical game sales data and digital estimates – reveals that the moody open world exclusive sold 229,182 units through the first six months of 2019. That’s a particularly impressive statistic when you consider that it only released on 26th April.
In fact the game has outperformed some big’uns, including BioWare’s hotly anticipated ANTHEM, which may have disappointed critically but was on the receiving end of a monstrous marketing campaign. The multiformat Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice couldn’t touch Sony Bend’s biker-themed zombie apocalypse either. Hopefully we get some official worldwide sales figures from the platform holder soon, as all the evidence suggests Deacon St. John’s debut has been a surprise smash hit.
Nice, congrats to bend studio. I think the game will be received better if the review code is less buggy / the reviewers getting the same patch version as consumer, I heard that the reviewer version for days gone is super buggy.
@NintendoFan4Lyf Most of from software games is a niche AAA titles, not everyone has the same patience / time to play the same section of the games over and over again. Bloodborne and sekiro gameplay is good but in the end, most gamer like to play, finish and move on to other games.
They deserve it. To hell with IGN and Gamespot reviews. This is a fine game with very well made story.
Excuse me but . . . . do you just write down " moody open world exclusive sold 229,182 units through the first six months of 2019 " ?
Can you recheck this information please? In my opinion, I think with an exclusive game such as Days Gone have sold around 200.000 copies in 2 months is a bit low . . . I'm seriously
@NintendoFan4Lyf some people - including myself - are put off by the difficulty of From Software games.
@AndreNguyen1992 it’s UK sales not worldwide sales.
@majklpetr yeah both ign and gamespot don't know anything.i stop watching ign reviews for more than 5 years ago.cant spell ign without ignorance.word up son
@AndreNguyen1992 In the UK.
@Nightcrawler71 keep leveling up.no game is too hard for me.change weapon.sometimes start the game over.so you know how the game works.it will definitely be easier for you now.word up son
I plan on getting the game sometime soon.
@Rick_Deckard me too! 72 hours in, not completed main storyline yet (yes, I’m a bit slow ...) but enjoying every minute of it
I am not surprised at all. I don't think there has been many new IP games and we all know how Anthem wasn't ready to release and Sekiro is more 'Niche' despite releasing across multiple platforms.
I know Day's Gone wasn't the most Polished of games - not compared to games like God of War for example but it was also more ambitious than a LOT of games. I think it had a broader appeal than Sekiro and more polished and finished (despite some issues) than Anthem...
Im so glad i ignored your ridiculous review of Days Gone and bought it anyway.
7/10? More like 9/10
@NintendoFan4Lyf I started this gen thinking I can finish all my ps4 game with no backlog lol.
It's a decent game, definitely a 7 out of 10 but that's still good and the second best zombie game I've played this year
@michaelf @Rick_Deckard me too! Though I think I am almost at the end now, so will probably finish it over the weekend. Haven’t touched the challenges yet.
Your right they need more research. At least a dozen more copies were bought since that 229,182 number was posted and I dont know when they last stopped counting.
I will definitely play this someday. Right now im playing dying light and it's super fun
@Nightcrawler71 I’ve not started the challenges yet, but may break off from the main game to see what they’re like
@Rick_Deckard I’m fairly rubbish at platinuming games, but will give this one a go!
@JJ2 I couldn't agree more with you. Japanese Sale Chart sold even much more than UK and they didn't count digital numbers
So I'm confused with this
Need to get back to this someday. I lost interest just over half way through but really enjoyed most of what I played before that point.
@michaelf I recommend doing the challenges before you finish the story. You earn patches that boost your characters abilities in the main game
@Jimmy_G_Buckets cheers - will give them a go!
Its an easy platinum, from my perspective at least.
I never care about trophies because in many games a lot are just rubbish shoot 99 grenades in the air or 75 car wheels.. Days Gone though is my only platinum (nearly by accident) and the second one probably in Days Gone 2. Thats saying how I like it.
@JJ2 I don’t get many platinums as I tend not to do online multiplayer stuff, and like you said, I won’t run around trying to find 9375 flags / joker teeth / coins etc. I’ll see how it goes in Days Gone. Here’s hoping for a sequel too!
@Rick_Deckard This game is definitely very Platinum friendly. Im almost there now 😊
well deserved I loved playing this game.
@Rick_Deckard I banked the Platinum tonight. Really enjoyable! 😊
@Rick_Deckard Just remember; don’t get put of by the slow beginnings and at times repetitive missions. Hang in there and level up abilities, weapons and the bike. Then after a while, the fun kicks in. And by the end of the story mission, you’ll be ready to really take on all the hordes without fear😊 Good luck!
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