It is an undeniable, non-debatable, factual truth that single-player games are dying. Anyone that tries to argue against it is a mere fool. Sure Far Cry 5 is the fastest-selling game in the series, but that has a co-op and arcade mode that some people play so it doesn’t count. And don’t even try to argue with me how well Super Mario Odyssey sold as that also has a co-op mode, it isn’t purely single-player. I’m a professional, you will lose.
Joking aside, “single-player games are dying” can’t even be called a debate, because even shortly after that asinine idea was brought up, some of the best games from last year were single-player titles that sold really well, with God of War being the most recent example. Sony announced recently that it has become the fastest-selling PS4 exclusive, selling 3.1 million units in the first three days of launch.
The VP of Marketing for Sony Interactive Entertainment America Asad Qizilbash had this to say in his PlayStation.Blog post:
“I would like to personally thank the millions of fans around the world who decided to embark on Kratos’ latest adventure with us. Your support is truly inspiring, and it’s a reason why we push ourselves every day to go beyond the boundaries of play.
“I’d also like to thank our creative director, Cory Barlog, and director of product development, Yumi Yang and our entire amazing team at Santa Monica Studio. The belief in the game’s vision and the passion for storytelling across the team is undeniable. We look forward to hearing more about how fans are creating new memories of their favourite God of War gameplay moments that will be remembered for a long time.”