A new system tool called My PS4 Life has allowed users to share player information about certain PlayStation 4 games. This tool has allowed players to see what the average trophy stats are like for various games on the PS4, as well as utilize that data to run the numbers and calculate the trophy percentages to find out just how many people own the game. That’s exactly what the website Gamstat does.
Forbes is reporting that Gamstat has taken the My PS4 Life trophy data and extrapolated it to discover approximate player totals for the PS4. It may not be exact figures, but the numbers, according to Forbes, seem to sync up with what little data we do have on hand relating to sales. Gamstat doesn’t feature every PS4 game, and there are only 116 games in the list so far. The data is also several weeks behind the actual figures, which is why Fallout 76 is as low as it is. Even still, we find out that Shadow of the Tomb Raider on PS4 only sold 1.1 million copies since releasing in September. It’s not terrible numbers, but it’s certainly not great.
We also find out that Resident Evil 7 has shifted nearly 6 million copies on the PS4, which is quite impressive, while DOOM has topped nearly 4 million, and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 shifted nearly 10 million units on the PS4 alone.
Sadly, for those of you hoping EA dies in a horrible fire, the FIFA games sell more than all of the aforementioned games combined. They practically print money for EA in product sales alone, and that’s not including how much their loot boxes generate. For instance, FIFA 18 moved 32 million copies on PS4 alone. The only other $60 premium game that comes close is Call of Duty: WWII, which shifted 24 million copies, but none of those games (even FIFA) compare to Rockstar’s GTA V, which moved an estimated 51 million copies on PS4 alone.
However, some of the more telling stats was for the games that decided to get woke, including: Prey, which only shifted 1 million units on PS4; Mass Effect: Andromeda, which only 2.2 million copies; and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.
Speaking of the latter, we discover that combining all of the worldwide data for the PS4 version of the game, Wolfenstein II only moved 1.4 million copies.
Previously it was also discovered via a leak that Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus only sold 550,000 copies on PC, according to PCGamesN. So PC and PS4 combined would put the game at just under 2 million copies sold. I imagine it breaches the 2 million mark when counting whatever sold on the Xbox One, which would put it on par to what Mass Effect: Andromeda sold alone on PS4, which also did terrible numbers given that even with PC and Xbox One combined, the game likely moved less than 3 million copies, which means it definitely made back its budget but barely generated any profits.
Those are pretty abysmal numbers given that Frostpunk has managed to move more than 1 million copies since launching in April, and that’s an AA PC exclusive. Even more embarrassing is that Fatshark’s moderately marketed AA co-op shooter, Warhammer: Vermintide II managed to sell well over 2 million copies, according to Steam Spy, surpassing the combined platform sales of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.
The reason the game has such low sales is because it tried to leech off the Left-wing marketing tactic of trying to subversively promote that anything right of Communism was Nazism. This sparked vicious debates on the Steam forums between actual Communists and Nazis, forcing a purge of the forums to clear out all the vitriol. The game was essentially Left-wing propaganda that most Americans saw an affront to true Western values, and sales definitely reflect that.
Unfortunately, a game like Wolfenstein II fails to make the Get Woke, Go Broke Master List because according to Pete Hines it didn’t tank, as reported by GI.biz. And sadly, both a Wolfenstein III and the feminist spinoff, Wolfenstein: Young Blood, are both in development. But alas, I’m sure both the upcoming titles will make their way onto the Get Woke, Go Broke list one way or another.
(Thanks for the news tip lucs)