Death Stranding upset Kojima - the game is selling worse than Days Gone and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Hideo Kojima has already boasted two certificates from the Guinness Book of Records, but here is his latest creation

The designer is in no hurry to please with records.

What is known

According to, Death Stranding took only second place among the best-selling games in the UK, behind Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Compared to other PlayStation 4 exclusives, Kojima's project performed 36% worse than Days Gone. It is worth noting that only sales of physical copies of the game were taken into account, and the situation may change along with the digital indicators.

It is possible that average sales are related to estimates.On Metacritic, the project received 83 points from the press, while gamers gave it only 6.8. According to Kojima himself, most of the criticism comes from US players who love shooters, and not “sublime games” like Death Stranding.

“I must say, the game has excellent ratings,especially in Europe and Japan. But in the USA we are criticized more strongly. It may be harder for some players and critics to understand. Americans are fans of first-person shooters, and Death Stranding is a more elevated game,” Kojima said.

Still, Death Stranding was able to overtake Luigi'sMansion 3, a Nintendo Switch exclusive, fell from second place to fourth. FIFA 20 also played a role here, taking third place in the chart. At the same time, Need for Speed: Heat, EA's latest game, never made it beyond the fifth position. notes that the project's sales accounted for 41% of the total Need for Speed: Payback.

It is noteworthy that it closes the top tenAnother EA game is Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville. Moreover, sales of the project are only growing and have increased by 10% compared to the start. In addition, as the publication notes, the game is selling “much better” in digital stores.

Just Dance 2020 also showed interesting results.which was released not only on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but also on Wii and Nintendo Switch, taking 15th place in the chart. Moreover, the Wii collected 21% of total sales, while Sony and Microsoft consoles took 14% and 10%, respectively. Nintendo Switch accounted for 55% of sales.

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