Bloodborne sales pass 1m in under two weeks

UPDATE: Next patch will fix boss bug, shorten load times.

UPDATE 14/04/2015 5.06pm: The first details have arrived regarding Bloodborne's next 1.03 update.

As reported on the PlayStation Blog, this patch will finally fix the well documented bug in which bosses become vastly easier after prolonged play sessions of about 12 hour or so. It will also shorten load times. Praise the sun!

While no specific release date has been sorted, Sony said it's aiming to get this implemented by the end of the month.

ORIGINAL STORY 14/04/2015 4.29pm: All the talk has converted into sales: From Software's brilliant Bloodborne - only available on PlayStation 4 - has sold more than 1m copies.

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.

Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida said the game was a "new challenge" for Sony, and that he was "thrilled" people were enjoying the "beautiful melancholic atmosphere and palpable tension of Bloodborne". He means dying a lot.

The Souls series wasn't without success before Bloodborne, although the previous Dark Souls instalments were multiplatform.

Dark Souls would eventually rack-up 2.3m sales, but that included Japanese sales, plus sales of the Artorias of the Abyss Edition. Around the Western parts of the world, the original Dark Souls shifted around 1.3m copies, which is roughly what Dark Souls 2 shipped.

Demon's Souls was a PS3-only game and more obscure.

Bloodborne was rated Essential by Eurogamer, reviewer Richard Stanton describing it as "genius".

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