Bloodborne Is From Software’s Best Selling New IP on PS4 In Japan, Beating Demon’s Souls

PS4 Exclusive Bloorborne was released last week in Japan and despite being a new IP from From Software, it has managed to sell well on a much smaller install base.

Famitsu has released the sales figure for Bloodborne revealing that the game has sold more than 150 thousand copies in Japan in its debut week. This is a much better result than Demon’s Souls, which debuted to 36k copies sold in its first week. Dark Souls 1 and 2 had a much higher first week sales than Bloodborne though, but they were also released on a platform with a much higher install base compared to the current install base of the PS4. Still, if we compare the first week sales of Dark Souls 1 and 2, they debuted at 228k and 256k respectively.


Bloodborne was developed by From Software in collaboration with Sony Computer Entertainment Japan. It has received rave reviews so far and the game was sold out in many stores in Japan during its first week, indicating a strong second week sales.

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  • jvolgarr

    People bought Dark Souls more because they loved the original Demons Souls formula better. I was disapointed with the direction they took wth Bloodborne. We wanted DEMON SOULS 2 DAMN IT!

    It has been the same with Killzone Shadow Fail and Driveclub (Motorsyorm developers). Why do they have to change the essence of their games? I rather play Killzone 2, Motorstorm 1 or Demon Souls any day!

    • NickGhoulster

      So nothing new? Just repeats and rehashes?

  • Johnny

    I do HOPE they patch the load-times, like Big was talking about. Waiting 10-15 seconds is just not acceptable in the current generation of consoles. Just, not .. ac-ce-pt-able . >_< even with a hybrid drive, I have hear that it still takes 4-6 seconds. That is NOT okay with 4.5-5 GB or fully usable RAM. Some say even as high as 6 GB. Especially, Seeing as how this GDDR5 Memory.
    +8 GB GDDR5 (unified)+256 MB DDR3 RAM (for background tasks)
    You would think with all the hype and money they shoved into the PS4's development, these outrageous load-times are not okay. Come on From, you're losing me on this one. I'm dying wayyy more than I did on any of the King's Field, Shadow Tower Abyss, 3D Dot Game Heroes, Armored Core, Any of the Souls series etc. — I am a vet to their games and style and this still gives me a hard time, I hope I am not the only one. .____.;;

  • Clate

    It will sell 1 millionish week one world wide. 3 millionish lifetime (some due to bundles)

  • bigshynepo

    Looking forward to the ‘loading time’ patch, Bloodborne kicks ass.

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