Sakurai, Kojima

Super Smash Bros. has become more than just a celebration of Nintendo, but rather a celebration of all things gaming thanks to the frankly ridiculous roster available in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It's no surprise really, especially when you consider that its creator is also a fan of games from all walks of life.

Series director Masahiro Sakurai has regularly shared kind words about games he's enjoying in his regular Famitsu column, whether they're Nintendo staples or new and exciting releases from elsewhere. Recently, for example, he praised Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding on PS4, calling it a "remarkable product".

Today, Sakurai-san has shared a statistic from his 'Your PlayStation 2019' roundup, revealing that he played 242 titles on Sony's systems:

A translation of this tweet can be found here from @PushDustIn:

Now, before anyone gets ahead of themselves, this doesn't mean that we should expect a PS4 star to arrive in the upcoming second batch of DLC fighters. What it further demonstrates, though, is that the series' creator truly has a deep, first-hand experience and knowledge of a wide variety of games. It's pretty obvious anyway thanks to the incredible level of detail that goes into his own work, but it's reassuring to see all the same. Also, how on Earth do you play that many games in one year?!

We've probably asked this countless times, but who are you hoping to see next in Smash Bros.? Are there any famous PlayStation faces who you think would be a good fit?

Further Reading: Gallery: Masahiro Sakurai Shares The Photos He's Taken In Smash Bros. Ultimate

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