Masahiro Sakurai, the director of Super Smash Bros Ultimate, has a reputation as a very hard worker. In 2019, however, it seems that he was able to find plenty of time to play other games.
Sakurai has tweeted about the recently released PlayStation infograph, which shows you how many PS4 games you played in the year, and which ones you played the most. Sakurai did not reveal his hour counts, but it turns out he played a lot of PS4 games in 2019.
— 桜井 政博 (@Sora_Sakurai) January 20, 2020
Sakurai loaded up 242 PS4 games throughout the year, and the tweet ponders what the number would be if Switch and PC games were included as well. It’s an interesting insight into a developer who is heavily associated with Nintendo–it seems Sakurai is partial to PlayStation as well. Unfortunately, we don’t have a list of the games–we imagine a lot of them were fighting games.
Masahiro Sakurai has certainly more than earned the spare time he has outside of his continued work on Super Smash Bros Ultimate–the game is now the best-selling fighting game of all time, and the second-highest selling game on Switch. The final fighter of the game’s first DLC Fighter’s Pass was recently announced–it’s Byleth from Fire Emblem: Three Houses, and they’re coming on January 28.
Between now and the end of 2021, Super Smash Bros Ultimate will receive six additional fighters, so work on the game is ongoing.
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Author: James O’Connor