The last thing any major franchise needs when navigating a tricky liftoff is the presence of another equally keen competitor. After all, there’s only so much runway to go around, and most, if not all of your customers can’t afford to fly both. Luckily for the likes of Sucker Punch Studios and their latest inFAMOUS sequel, Second Son, there’s nothing but clear skies and smooth sailing from now until Q3 of 2014.
Having been met with a set of warm, if not entirely glowing appraisals from critics, the title would now appear to be benefitting from a distinct lack of direct competition. So much so in fact that the third game in the series has already surpassed the early sales records of both of its much-loved predecessors.
Unveiled via a Sony Computer Entertainment press release issued late last week, that figure is now confirmed to have exceeded 1 million units sold, following just under 10 days on sale. According to the NPD group, inFAMOUS 2 managed just 370,000 copies in its first month on store shelves, so a vastly improved start on the new Sony console, despite its smaller user base.
In other inFAMOUS: Second Son news, Sucker Punch studios revealed the staggering level of detail powering the title’s cast of characters, something we praised in our own review. First announced back at this year’s Game Developer’s Conference in March, the impressive set of factoids is now available to view via the company’s official website.
Most interesting of all is the revelation that each of Second Son‘s principal cast members is composed of over 120,000 polygons, a figure that far surpasses even the most visually stunning of current-gen titles. For comparison’s sake, Ellen Page’s lifelike avatar from the equally successful Beyond: Two Souls clocked in at 30,000 polys, while Ryse‘s next generation brawler Marius featured just 85,000 (down from an original shader-less 150,000 polygons).
Interestingly, the fact sheet also notes how each character displays between 300 and 500 bones a piece. Of course, the real human body only contains around 207, though It would certainly go some way to explaining why Delsin and co. are able to withstand such high levels of punishment.
Are you one of the million players to have purchased inFAMOUS: Second Son? What do you make of the title? Has the game benefitted from the PlayStation 4’s relatively meagre release slate? Let us know in the comments below, and be sure to keep up with all of the latest PS4 news, right here on Game Rant.
inFAMOUS: Second Son is now available for the PlayStation 4.
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Source: Sony, Sucker Punch