Ghost of Tsushima is proving to be far more popular in Japan than Sony expected. So much so that certain retailers have actually sold all their stock of physical copies of the game.

The Horse of Tsushima, and the Ghost too.
Jin Sakai and his horse basking in the glory of praise from Japan.

I Can’t Believe This Wasn’t Made in Japan!

Let me make it clear here: Ghost of Tsushima wasn’t made by a Japanese company. Sucker Punch Productions is an American company that was previously famous for their Sly Cooper and Infamous series. They have no history of making games set in Japan or even having elements of Japanese culture. And yet, Ghost of Tsushima turned out to be a hit not only in America, but in Japan as well. What better way to prove that than to look at how the game is doing in Japan itself?

A "Ghost of Tsushima" naysayer at work.
Oh ye of little faith.

I think the fact that Ghost of Tsushima is actually selling out of physical copies in Japan is particularly enlightening, don’t you think? It’s only in some locations, true, but that doesn’t make it any less impressive. Sony is attempting to make more discs, but at the same time they’re also asking customers on Twitter to download digital copies of the game. I think it’s safe to say that yeah, Ghost of Tsushima is doing very well in Japan indeed.

When the publisher is begging customers to download the game, you know they’re in trouble.

Not enough evidence for you? Then look no further than Famitsu: Japan’s most widely read and respected video game magazine. This legendary magazine gave Ghost of Tsushima a perfect 40/40 score. This is only the third time Famitsu gave a non-Japanese game a perfect score. Only The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Grand Theft Auto V can claim the same fame. If that’s not enough evidence for you, I don’t know what is.


Ghost of Tsushima has to be one of the hottest new games in PS4 history. Indeed, it’s the perfect game to cap out the PS4’s lifespan, what with the PS5 coming out near the end of this year. Maybe if the game does well enough, we’ll even see a sequel for the PS5. Who knows?

I know I’ll be eagerly awaiting that announcement. That is, as soon as I can acquire a copy of Ghost of Tsushima to play for myself.

"Ghost of Tsushima: The Playable English Sub Anime".
The way this game is meant to be played.

See you then.

Source: Screen Rant