Bloodborne sells over one million units worldwide; Patch 1.03 coming this month

Bloodborne has sold very well for SCE Japan Studio as the publisher has announced it has reached over one million sales worldwide. In addition, we finally hear more about the upcoming patch 1.03.

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Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Studio has announced Bloodborne has sold over one million copies worldwide, but more importantly, they have detailed what fans of the game can expect from patch 1.03.

Bloodborne’s upcoming patch is expected to reduce “certain” load times as well as offer performance optimizations. The patch will also put the kibosh on the recently-found bug that causes bosses to become complete pushovers after leaving the game running for over 12 hours.

The upcoming patch is currently being worked on with SCE Japan Studio and is expected to be released globally before the end of the month.

In addition to information regarding the patch, SCE Japan Studio is also announcing they’ll be conducting regular server-side updates in the future, which will cause online play to be disabled as a result. The team plans on having these updates take place at 1am PT on a non-Friday weeknight and should last only a few hours to complete.

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      April 14, 2015 9:49 AM

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        April 14, 2015 11:37 AM

        I tried to get into Bloodborne, but after playing Cities: Skylines, I just couldn't tolerate it's simplistic approach to traffic simulation.

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          April 14, 2015 1:31 PM

          Can you imagine a city sim built by From? The while game would be tornadoes and tsunamis and other disasters that completely wipe out your city.

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            April 14, 2015 3:24 PM

            But there would be mechanics to harness the tornadoes and tsunamis for power so that the NEXT time you play it, you could blow through the first 10 years, making money, with a dirt road and a coal power plant.

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      April 14, 2015 9:56 AM

      That's a lot of Bloodborne.

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      April 14, 2015 10:08 AM

      1M in two weeks. - Sony announced the sales in a press release and said the count was accurate as of 5th April. The game was released in North America 24th March and in the UK 27th March.

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      April 14, 2015 10:30 AM

      Didn't make CoD numbers it's a flop. :(

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      April 14, 2015 10:44 AM

      Sold or sold-through?

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      April 14, 2015 10:47 AM

      System seller

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      April 14, 2015 11:08 AM

      I'm curious as to how much of this we can attribute to there not being much to play on a PS4 right now.

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        April 14, 2015 11:22 AM

        VERY good question.

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        April 14, 2015 11:34 AM

        I will say it is probably safe to declare the game good, in addition to being one of the few new games on the PS4. The changes to the combat flow made it more enjoyable.

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        April 14, 2015 11:37 AM

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        April 14, 2015 11:46 AM

        I don't get why people say there's not much to play on PS4. There are lots of games to play. Lately I've been having trouble juggling Bloodborne, GTA5, Evolve, and Diablo 3. And I have a lot more games on the shelf that I still need to get to or finish.

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          April 14, 2015 12:01 PM

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            April 14, 2015 12:08 PM

            That may be the case for you, but that doesn't negate the fact that those games are on PS4. I usually prefer to get games with online play on PS4 because I have a group of friends that aren't PC gamers that I like to play online with. My PC gamer friends will usually play a new game for a week and then go back to whatever MMO they're addicted to.

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              April 14, 2015 12:28 PM

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                April 14, 2015 12:29 PM

                Well, most gamers overall only have one platform. The audience here with a capable PC and console or three is pretty niche.

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                April 14, 2015 12:31 PM

                Your point is beside the point. I was responding to the statement that there is "not much to play on PS4". I wasn't talking about exclusives or system sellers. I'm talking about games to play on PS4. Which there are.

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                  April 14, 2015 1:36 PM

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                    April 14, 2015 1:56 PM

                    Then you replied to the wrong person, because I'm talking about games that are out on PS4, not reasons to buy PS4 over other platforms.

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                  April 14, 2015 3:19 PM

                  No. Just no. There aren't many exclusive games for PS4, period end of sentence. There are plenty of multiplatform games but I will play those on PC. You cannot just armwave away the argument because you didn't address it.

                  E3 is a month or two away and I expect Sony to fix their (currently) shitty 2015 holiday release slate then.

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                    April 14, 2015 3:26 PM

                    So, because you choose to play a multiplatform game on a different platform than PS4, that invalidates the game on PS4? And I'm the one "armwaving away" arguments? I am merely addressing the statement that there were no games to play on PS4. Which is utterly false. You guys are the ones who keep introducing new conditions to the statement in order to make it true. But whatever.

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                      April 14, 2015 4:00 PM

                      I don't get the "PS4 has no games" mindset some people have either. I have one since launch and keeps me busy.

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                April 14, 2015 3:58 PM

                Last Windows PC I had was for HL2. Ever since then I play on consoles. I have more games on PS4 than time to invest on them.

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            April 14, 2015 3:07 PM

            Exclusivity means nothing to me, I don't have an xbone.

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          April 14, 2015 1:09 PM

          Evolved seems like it was a bit of a nonstarter. Most people don't seem that interested in it. Both GTA 5 and Diablo 3 have been out for over a year. Not just looking at exclusives, but just in general. There's not a lot of new content to play on the PS4 and to a somewhat lesser extent Xbox1.

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            April 14, 2015 1:15 PM

            Diablo 3 came out on PS4 in August 2014 - less than a year ago.

            GTA 5 came out on PS4 in November 2014 - less than a year ago.

            Evolve is a great game and got decent reviews. The microtransactions are off-putting but the fact is that it is a game on the PS4 that people play.

            I don't understand why a game being out on other platforms somehow negates the fact that the game is out on PS4. I'm looking at this as someone who owns a PS4, not a prospective buyer of a PS4. I own a PS4 and I have a ton of great games to play on it. Some are exclusive, some are not. But the games are there.

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              April 14, 2015 1:32 PM

              Diablo 3 came out on PC in 2012. That's not new.

              GTA V came out in 2013 for the Xbox 360 and PS3. Also not new.

              It's not so much being out on other platforms. It's more people have already experienced this on older platforms or year/s ago and I'd like something new on my new console.

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                April 14, 2015 1:56 PM

                I did not experience Diablo 3 on PC in 2012. Nor did a lot of people. And I didn't play much GTA5 on PS3 either. The point is that the games are on PS4. You said that there isn't much to play on PS4. But the games are there. You can keep adding conditions to make your point valid but I'm responding to what you originally said.

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                  April 14, 2015 2:00 PM

                  Diablo 3 was one of the biggest selling games of that year to the tune of over 10 million users...

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                    April 14, 2015 2:04 PM

                    Mainly because it was one of the most anticipated PC game releases of all time. But a lot of console gamers didn't play it because it was PC exclusive. And I didn't play it because I don't like playing games like that with a mouse.

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                      April 14, 2015 2:10 PM

                      That doesn't make it a new game. That makes it a re release. If Super Mario Bros. from the NES shows up on PS4 from Nintendo the game isn't suddenly brand new.

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                        April 14, 2015 2:17 PM

                        I didn't play it until August 2014, when it was released on PS4. Same for my friends that I've been playing with on PS4. So it is new to us. Also we're playing it on PS4, which makes it a game on PS4 that you can play.

                        If you only count brand new console exclusives as games on a console then all of the consoles suck and Wii U is the best current console to buy.

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                          April 14, 2015 2:30 PM

                          I'm not counting exclusives. I'm counting original release dates. Ideally I'd like to get games for my console that aren't year/s old.

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                            April 14, 2015 2:32 PM

                            I dunno I just like playing games. Their original release date doesn't matter to me if they're fun and I haven't played them. But maybe that's why I see the PS4 as a good console with a lot of games to play instead of nogaems.

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                              April 14, 2015 2:51 PM

                              I certainly don't think the PS4 is a bad console. Not at all, but I do feel there is a lack of first run titles. My original thought was seeing as how the Souls stuff is fairly niche, with fewer big games filtering to the top this year would it have any positive impact of sales of Bloodborne.

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                          April 14, 2015 3:31 PM

                          Honestly that is how a lot of people count how many games a console has. If my primary concern for buying a game console is "what games can I play," any game that is multiplatform eliminates itself as a factor. It doesn't affect my decision. Exclusives do.

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                  April 14, 2015 2:08 PM

                  I'm not sure why this only happens on the internet, but the statement "There is nothing to play on the PS4" Is a generalization, slanting toward hyperbole. I don't literally mean there are zero games out there. We haven't even touched downloadable stuff, or that Mortal Kombat came out today but as far as big games of a Bloodborne or GTA calibar that aren't re releases, there's not much here.

                  I'm hoping E3 has something to show, because if not there's not much else to look forward to.

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          April 14, 2015 6:31 PM

          Two of those were on another system and one that I have no interest in. The ps4 is a wasteland for interesting games. Besides Bloodborne.

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            April 14, 2015 6:55 PM

            Just because it's also on another system, doesn't mean it's not on the PS4, nor that it isn't a good/fun game.

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              April 14, 2015 6:59 PM

              They aren't doing very good if the best they can do is games that most people have already played. And Evolve? Does anyone even care?

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        April 14, 2015 12:19 PM

        I wouldn't imagine that it's really the kind of game that draws in random casuals. And by this time PS*/XB* owners are well aware of what kind of game it, and the other souls games, are.

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          April 14, 2015 2:55 PM

          Which is why I was wondering about the sales. Take something like Evolve which has a much higher mainstream appeal, and even releasing multiplatform Bloodborne is going to overtake it in sales.

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          April 14, 2015 3:15 PM

          I think those of us in the "hardcore gaming" group (including reviewers and such) often overestimate the gap between "casual" and "hardcore". In other words, I think there is a very large group that is more aware of Bloodborne and wanting to play it than would be expected from the "casual" stereotype.

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        April 14, 2015 1:33 PM

        I don't get why people say this, I have more games to play on PS4 than I have time to play them. Sure, not all of them are exclusives, but what does it matter? My laptop will not be able to run Wolfenstein or Mordor anyway, so I play it on PS4. As well as exclusives and indies.

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          April 14, 2015 2:05 PM

          Same. I haven't opened wolfenstein which I got for xmas, and there's plenty of free PS+ games I still want to get further into.

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        April 14, 2015 2:29 PM

        Looking at sales of the previous Dark Souls games, Bloodborne is in line with how well those sold. No better, no worse. So the appeal is about the same.

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      April 14, 2015 11:52 AM

      Bought a PS4 just for this game

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      April 14, 2015 1:21 PM

      Yeah patch the game now that I am fucking bored with it. Can't wait to get the strategy guide for a game I am barely playing at this point.

      FROM and Sony kinda blew it for me.

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        April 14, 2015 1:26 PM

        Why are you bored with it?

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          April 14, 2015 3:34 PM

          he's broken

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          April 14, 2015 3:36 PM

          I can't speak for him but I'm running out of steam for Bloodborne. There isn't a huge amount of build diversity so I'm not immediately inclined to roll a new character. The PvP is incredibly bare bones so I'm not doing that much. Right now I'm looking at finishing Chalice dungeons and going through NG+ to find some story/items I missed the first time. If nothing changes, probably in a month's time I'll barely touch it.

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            April 14, 2015 4:15 PM

            Yep. I stopped playing a while ago after reading stuff like this coupled with the load times. I'm disappointed I did a digital purchase.

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          April 14, 2015 5:32 PM

          I wrote up a big reply and lost it in a Firefox crash =[

          mainly i think its the game world being small, the lack of drops and cool items to find that aren't just consumables, the fact that most of the bosses are optional (and thus so is most of the story), etc. especially in the chalice dungeons, which seem to be in the game to add longevity but as soon as I finish one I never want to run it again. the boss fights weren't as much fun for me as the Souls games, either co-op or solo. the lack of npc stories and characters in general, the fact that after you finish up with Yharnam no other area of the game is as interesting or huge,

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      April 14, 2015 3:27 PM

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