inFamous: Second Son has sold over 1 million copies in 9 days. The newest game in the franchise is also the most successful, outselling it's predecessor by hundreds of thousands of copies, and becoming the fastest selling game as well. These sales include both retail and download sales, and are responsible for PS4 receiving a boost in sales in the UK during the month of March.
This is pretty amazing. Though I don't have the sources to back me up, if I remember correctly, inFamous 2 only sold between 300 000 and 500 000 copies during it's first MONTH. So this is pretty impressive for the series. Hopefully, this means that there is more inFamous to come to PS4 in the next couple years. Get to work Sucker Punch!
SOE announced it's brand new zombie MMO H1Z1 last night. According to an article on IGN, the game will require the player to survive in a world where the H1Z1 virus has brought death to most of man kind. Players will rely on their own skill and a robust crafting system to survive the onslaught. To differentiate itself, the game will be hosted on multiple servers, each with different rule sets that can host thousands of players, as well as create a unique economy involving the crafting of items and trading them with friends. The game is due to come to PC.
We knew an announcement was coming from SOE, but I don't think anyone expected a zombie game. It'll be interesting to see what comes out of the game. If they can create a unique economy, maybe in the same vein as EVE Online, it could really be unique and feel like an actual survivor game.
Titanfall will be getting a new update today. The update, announced via Twitter, the update will allow players to create private matches with friends while playing. This is a feature fans have been clamoring for, so this is pretty exciting for fans of the game. Enjoy!
Atlus is publishing a new game in the same vein as Earthbound. Titled Citizens of Earth, players will take up the role as Vice President of the world and must help save the planet from destruction, according to an article on IGN. The game started out on Kickstarter, but failed to reach its goal. The game is download only and will release on PS4, PS Vita, Wii U, 3DS and PC.
This is pretty interesting. Having failed to fund itself, a publisher is now funding it, kind of the opposite of what happens with games these days, which normally have trouble getting a publisher and turn to Kickstarter. Atlus is a very smart publisher/developer, so it must have seen some potential in this game. Personally, I'm pretty excited.
And as always, here are some more links that are exciting, but pretty self explanitory:
- Minecraft: Pocket Edition Sells 21 Million.
- Bastion gets a release date on PS4!
- Ethan Mars coming to Vita next week.