Welcome back! Here are the PlayStation Store charts for March 2017.
Last month, Ubisoft’s multiplayer sandbox Ghost Recon Wildlands snagged the top spot on the PS4 list. Guerrilla’s acclaimed Horizon Zero Dawn stuck around near the top in the runner-up spot, followed by a strong debut for the long-awaited Mass Effect: Andromeda, and San Diego Studio proved they’ve still got it with a #4 spot for MLB The Show 17.
What are your predictions for April?
We’re back, baby! A bounty of listener letters sparks serious (ha!) discussion on a variety of topics in this week’s Blogcast: Justin shares tips for anybody thinking about diving into FFXIV, Sid finally conquers the Darkest Dungeon, Zac reveals his secret past in Hollywood, and it all culminates in a pierogies vs. nachos battle royale! Don’t ask.
A few years ago, Giant Sparrow made a whimsical little game called The Unfinished Swan, which I (and many others) loved. A couple years later, they revealed their new project: a decidedly darker experience titled What Remains of Edith Finch. We’re nearing Edith’s release on PS4 (April 25 as part of the excellent Play Collective lineup), so I jumped at the opportunity to play a short section of the game and talk to its creative director, Ian Dallas.
Welcome back! We’ve got two hard-hitting interviews for you this week, featuring Ian Dallas of Giant Sparrow to talk about What Remains of Edith Finch, plus a look at Starblood Arena with Jay Koottarappallil from WhiteMoon Dreams. Plus, Sid shares his early impressions of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, we recommend some starter-level anime, and we finally answer the age-old question: how many times can you wear a pair of jeans before washing them? The answer may shock you!
It’s a half-staffed show jam-packed with valuable #content for our dear listeners this week! Join us for lots of Mass Effect Andromeda talk, Justin’s early impressions of Persona 5, and interviews with the teams behind Hob, The Persistence and Farpoint. Phew!
Wow — For Honor was the most-downloaded PS4 game from PlayStation Store last month! Of course, Horizon Zero Dawn made a massive debut, landing at the #2 spot with only one day of sales counted here. Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin made made a beefy debut on PlayStation VR, but not quite beefy enough to dethrone the unstoppable Job Simulator. Who woulda figured the first thing people want to do in virtual reality is work?
On this week’s Blogcast, Sid and I recount our favorite stories to come out of GDC ’17. We also ponder the finer points of the “clicker” genre, look forward to the sleeper hit-to-be Disc Jam, and share stories of our adventures in Guerrilla’s Horizon Zero Dawn. Finally, a thought-provoking listener letter kicks off a discussion about overhyping games and expectation management. Enjoy the show!
Welcome! It’s the first Top Downloads list of 2017, and we’re kicking this one off with a stunning upset: Studio Wildcard’s colossal compilation Ark: Survivor’s Pack charged to the top of the PS4 chart for January, surpassing even the universally acclaimed Resident Evil 7! Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s first DLC pack, Sabotage, saw a predictably strong debut, and Job Simulator continues to lead the charge on PlayStation VR.
Horizon Zero Dawn finally launches on the last day of this month — how far up February’s PS4 chart do you think it can make it in one day?
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