Days Gone sold over 8 million copies, according to director

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,
Days Gone, the PS4 zombie-biker exclusive developed by Bend Studio, has long been the black sheep of the PlayStation family. Now, the former studio head claims that it sold a massive eight million copies or more, the same amount as Ghost of Tsushima.


Jeff Ross was a game director on Days Gone for PS4, an exclusive title that has seemingly exceeded all expectations inside Sony. The game was built on Unreal Engine 4 — Sony likes to use its in-house engines like Decima — and it took over seven years, then had a co-op sequel turned down by PlayStation higher-ups (thanks, VGC). So, it appears that it has been kept very private that Days Gone has sold an impressive eight million copies or more, according to Ross. This is given particular emphasis by the fact that Sucker Punch's Ghost of Tsushima celebrated the same milestone recently.

Jeff Ross has been notoriously outspoken about the mistreatment of Bend and Days Gone under Sony, and this tweet is no different. He says that "local studio management always made us feel like it was a big disappointment," despite the eight million in the bag and potentially "a million [plus] on Steam."

That would suggest that Days Gone is one of the top-performing PlayStation exclusives on PS4, behind God of War, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Marvel's Spider-Man, Horizon Zero Dawn, and The Last of Us Remastered. Though, it is worth noting that Ross is obviously a great source if a little biased considering his sequel pitch was rejected. If, as Ross suggests, there are even more copies since the last official update, then that would put the game around The Last of Us Remastered, including Steam sales.

What do you think of these numbers? Impressive? Do you want Day's Gone 2? Let us know in the comments!
Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Written by Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Hey, I'm Kes! I'm a Staff Writer, and I've been here since 2021. What do I like? The Outer Wilds is top notch. The Witcher 3 blew my mind over the course of five years completing it. I want Burnout back — I really miss crunching mechanical wonders into walls to the sound of Guns N' Roses. Cool, now we are acquainted, I'll see you around.