Kojima Productions today announced that Death Stranding sales exceeded five million worldwide as of March 2021. This figure represents both the PlayStation 4 and PC versions before Death Stranding Director’s Cut, released on PS5 in September. . Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz, Publishing Director Jay Boor said, “With Death Stranding being the first title developed from Kojima Productions, from a sales perspective it has performed quite well. “
This is the first official sales stat attached to Hideo Kojima’s latest outing since its release in November 2019, with all we’ve had to work with in the past being a minor quote from an interview translated into Japanese l ‘last year. At the time, Death Stranding was considered a commercial success after collecting “enough profit to be ready for the next title.” We now know that sales have exceeded five million.
Compared to other titles developed, funded and supported under the wing of Sony, it doesn’t compare as well. We know that Horizon Zero Dawn sold 10 million copies in February 2019, Ghost of Tsushima has already surpassed 6.5 million in sales, and the recent Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales has distributed 4.1. million units to owners of PS5 and PS4. The latter will obviously increase as more PS5 stock becomes available as most people seem to want to experience the spin-off on Sony’s latest hardware.