Helldivers 2 Is Already One of Sony's Best-Ever Sellers in the US 1
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This author thought Helldivers 2 was going to be a colossal flop, so it just goes to show how unpredictable this industry can be. According to Circana analyst Mat Piscatella, it currently sits behind a trio of Spider-Man titles, a couple of God of War games, and Ghost of Tsushima as Sony’s seventh highest grossing game in the United States to date. It’s been out less than three months, and isn’t even being sold at full-price.

A chunk of the success, according to Piscatella, can be attributed to the title’s simultaneous release on PC: “According to Circana’s Player Engagement Tracker, [the game] has ranked first in US [most active users] on Steam each month since launch (including April),” he said. “Launching Helldivers 2 on both PlayStation and PC has been nothing short of a massive, resounding success.”

He added: “Helldivers 2 is already the seventh highest grossing Sony published game in history. Without PC it wouldn't currently rank among the top 20. Just because I'm highlighting the success of the PC SKU here doesn't mean I'm saying the PlayStation SKU was not also successful, for your information.” Indeed, this has just been a wildly successful launch overall.

Sony stated prior to the release of Helldivers 2 that it would release its live service-style titles day-and-date on both PS5 and PC, and this success will only serve to embolden its strategy. It’ll be interesting to see whether the company announces official sales figures soon, because the title must be among the platform holder’s best-ever sellers at this stage.

[source twitter.com, via twitter.com]