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The open-world exclusive beat the record previously held by 2017’s Horizon Zero Dawn, which took two weeks to sell through 2.6m units.
However, Tsushima was some ways from matching the records set by established franchises such as The Last of Us Part 2, which sold over four million copies in three days. God of War and Spider-Man each sold more than three million copies in the same timespan.
Sucker Punch’s game is only the third Western-developed game to receive a perfect 40/40 score from Japan’s Famitsu magazine (the others were Grand Theft Auto V and Elder Scrolls IV: Skyrim).
In VGC’s Ghost of Tsushima review, our critic said the “Kurosawa homage forges its own identity, but is weighed down by the genre’s more perfunctory tropes”.