Ninja Theory’s accomplished cinematic action title Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice has been revealed as the most downloaded title on the PlayStation Store during August.
Naughty Dog’s mighty Uncharted: The Lost Legacy came a close second, but with the title releasing two weeks after Hellblade, I think it claims the moral victory. Still, generally impressing the critics and clearly striking a chord with gamers, Ninja Theory ought to be pretty happy right now, and I’m pleased for them. I reviewed Hellblade myself, awarding it a worthy 8/10.
Dubbed by Ninja Theory as an “independent AAA” game, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice bucks the trend of titles such as DmC: Devil May Cry and Enslaved: Odyssey to the West which were well-received by critics but didn’t quite perform as expected at retail. With the success of Hellblade, hopefully Ninja Theory will continue with their high production value but smaller in scale ethos that has seemingly worked so well for the title.
If you want to see how sales stacked up for other titles on the PlayStation Store in August, simply head on over to the PlayStation Blog to check them out.