Helldivers II Tops US Game Sales for 2024, Ghost of Tsushima Leads May

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10 Jul 2024

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Circana, the research group formerly known as NPD, has published its latest monthly US sales report, revealing which games have sold the best during the year so far. After May’s data is accounted for, there is literally no change in the top five and very little change anywhere in the top 20 overall best-sellers of 2024. Sony’s Helldivers II remains 2024’s best-selling game overall in the US, with Modern Warfare III, Dragon’s Dogma 2, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, and MLB The Show 24 making up the top five. After another month of sales in May, that ranking remains the same.

May's Top Performers

For May specifically, Sony’s Ghost of Tsushima surged up the charts to become the No. 1 best-selling game of the month. This was due to its release on PC, which bolstered sales significantly. The reporting period covers December 30, 2023 through June 1, 2024.

The consistency in the top five best-sellers underscores the strong market presence and enduring popularity of these titles. Helldivers II continues to captivate players with its cooperative gameplay and engaging narrative, while Modern Warfare III maintains its position thanks to its robust multiplayer modes and gripping storyline.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 has also held steady, appealing to fans of action RPGs with its expansive world and dynamic combat system. Meanwhile, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth has kept its spot in the top five, driven by its nostalgic appeal and modernized gameplay mechanics. MLB The Show 24, a staple for sports enthusiasts, rounds out the list with its realistic baseball simulation and comprehensive features.

The surge of Ghost of Tsushima in May illustrates how platform expansions can significantly impact sales figures. The game's transition to PC opened it up to a new audience, driving it to the top of the monthly sales charts. This trend highlights the growing importance of multi-platform availability in maximizing a game's reach and revenue potential.

As we move into the second half of 2024, it will be interesting to see if any new releases can disrupt the current standings or if these top performers will continue their dominance. With several highly anticipated titles on the horizon, the gaming industry is poised for an exciting period of competition and innovation.

The data from Circana provides valuable insights into consumer preferences and market trends, helping developers and publishers strategize their future releases. As always, staying attuned to these trends is crucial for anyone involved in the gaming industry.

In conclusion, while the top five best-sellers of 2024 remain unchanged, May's data brings attention to the potential impact of platform expansions on sales performance. The steady performance of established titles alongside the rise of Ghost of Tsushima on PC underscores the dynamic nature of the gaming market.

Ghost of Tsushima where to find banners?

In 'Ghost of Tsushima,' Sashimono Banners can be found scattered across the game world, often at Mongol camps, Japanese towns and settlements, and in hidden locations. You can also find them by liberating Mongol territories. An in-game map can help locate these banners, and a Guiding Wind upgrade will direct you to undiscovered collectibles.

When does Ghost of Tsushima come to PC?

As of now, there has been no official announcement regarding a PC release date for 'Ghost of Tsushima.' However, given Sony's recent trend of porting exclusive titles to PC, it remains a possibility in the future. Players should stay tuned to official announcements for updates.
Update: 10 Jul 2024