Thursday, May 9, 2019

Days Gone Outsold God of War at Launch in Japan

Sales number is seemingly higher for survival horror game Days Gone than God of War at its launch week in Japan.

Although action-adventure survival horror title Days Gone has its fair share of issues with in-game bugs and biased reviews from some major outlets, it has been voted by fans as one of the best new game launched in April 2019.

This latest PlayStation 4-exclusive game from developer SIE Bend Studio and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment has failed to satisfy Western audience at large but looks like, players in Japan loved it even more than God of War.

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Days Gone Outsold God of War at Launch in Japan

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According to recent reports, the game has sold an overall amount of 114,319 copies in Japanese market on its first week of launch, which is almost three times over for 46,091 units sold by last year's critically acclaimed game God of War.

Of course sales numbers of Japan is not necessarily going to bring major shift in Europe and United States territories but it remains a statement to those who sidelined it as another zombie game and even gave it a tepid review.

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Besides, it became Players' Choice winner for April in an official poll while remaining one of the top downloaded games at PlayStation Store, only behind NetherRealm's newest entry Mortal Kombat 11 and ahead of World War Z.

It may not have been able to keep up the hype initially created after an official announcement at E3 2016 and may not contain a gripping story, Bend Studio is still committed to their fan-base and promised to bring free post-launch DLC in June.

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Often time players are very critical about technical flaws in major AAA video games, especially when it took a seven year period in development and delayed official release window a few times over before launching on April 26.

Despite its flaws, Days Gone offers you a pretty decent gameplay experience to enjoy a ride with outlaw Deacon St. John in a world ravaged by a global pandemic that turned every infected person into a zombie like rabid creature.