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

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

the designer is in no hurry to please the records.

What is known

According to Gamesindustry.biz, then Death Stranding took only second place among the best-selling games in the UK, giving way to 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 sales of only physical copies of the game were taken into account, and together with the figures in the “figure” the situation may change.

It is possible that average sales are associated with estimates. At Metacritic, the project received 83 points from the press, and gamers put only 6.8. According to Kojima himself, most of the criticism comes from US players who love shooters rather than “sublime games” like Death Stranding.

“I have to say, the game has excellent marks, especiallyin Europe and Japan. But in the USA we are criticized more strongly. It may be more difficult for some players and critics to understand. Americans are first-person shooter fans, and Death Stranding is a more sublime game, ”Kojima said.

Yet Death Stranding was able to overtake Luigi’sMansion 3, an exclusive Nintendo Switch that fell from second to fourth. FIFA 20 also played a role here, ranking third in the chart. At the same time, Need for Speed: Heat, the latest EA game, never made it past the fifth position. Gamesindustry.biz notes that project sales accounted for 41% of the total number of Need for Speed: Payback.

It is noteworthy that closes the top tenanother EA game is Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville. Moreover, project sales are only growing and up 10% compared to the start. In addition, as the publication notes, the game sells "much better" in digital stores.

Interesting results were shown by Just Dance 2020,which came out not only on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but also Wii with the Nintendo Switch, taking 15th place on the chart. Moreover, 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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