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FromSoftware’s esteemed 2015 release, “Bloodborne,” has astoundingly bested several current PlayStation 5 releases in player count this past July. The news comes from TrueTrophies, a gaming website tracking player data across PlayStation Network accounts.
Despite its age, the PS4 exclusive game saw more players in July than a handful of high-profile 2023 releases, including the likes of “Dead Space Remake,” “Dead Island 2,” “Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty,” “Monster Hunter Rise,” and “Forspoken,” among others. While precise player numbers have not been revealed, it’s worth noting that these impressive statistics are based on over 3.2 million active PlayStation Network accounts.
To offer some perspective, “Bloodborne” saw 68.02% more PS5 and PS4 players than “Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty” in July. It boasted 20.23% more users than “Dead Island 2,” outperformed “Monster Hunter Rise” by 38.21%, and had a staggering 55.09% more players than “Exoprimal.”
Here’s the complete list of titles that “Bloodborne” surpassed in players in July:
“Bloodborne” has long been heralded as one of FromSoftware’s best offerings. Our initial review noted its depth, challenging gameplay, and agile and tactical combat system that rewards quick decisions and reactions. The game’s increased simplicity compared to other FromSoftware games, such as the “Dark Souls” series, only aids in making it more accessible without compromising its meticulous difficulty and depth.
The enduring popularity of “Bloodborne” is a testament to FromSoftware’s gaming prowess, proving that great gameplay and profound depth can outshine even the most hyped new releases.