Sea of Thieves PS5

Sea of Thieves has been named the second best-selling game in the USA for the week ending 27th April 2024 thanks to its early access PS5 launch. The port from Xbox consoles officially released on 30th April 2024, but a Premium Edition offering five days of early access sold well enough to make it the country's second best-selling title during its release week. Mat Piscatella of Circana (formerly NPD) notes the seafaring adventure rose from 36th place the week before to second, marking a "great start" to life on PS5.

"Sea of Thieves is having a great start on PlayStation 5 in the US market," Piscatella said on Twitter. "The game finished at #2 in Circana's weekly best-sellers tracking during w/e Apr 27th, up from #36 the previous week."

What makes the news even more noteworthy is it was previously reported that Microsoft sees the PS5 launch of Sea of Thieves as a "key test" for whether more Xbox titles will be ported over to Sony boxes. Before launch, the game charted highly on the PS Store pre-order page, rubbing shoulders with Stellar Blade and anticipated expansions for popular titles like Elden Ring and Destiny 2. With positive news on the sales front, the test may well have proved a success for Microsoft.

Following years of updates and support since its original Xbox launch, Sea of Thieves arrived on PS5 as an incredibly robust and enjoyable experience. In our 9/10 rated review, we concluded: "Sea of Thieves is a blast when playing with friends. With its focus on cosmetic customisation, we slipped into the pirate’s life with ease – even after six years of updates and seasonal changes. Its natural and immersive approach to navigation makes it a seafaring sandbox well worth visiting, and a focus on cosmetics over high-tier loot make it a game you can play at your own pace."

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