Death Stranding has sold 5 million copies

It has performed ‘quite well’ from a sales perspective

Death Stranding is getting its Director’s Cut in September, but it’s apparently already performed well on PlayStation 4 and PC. According to Kojima Productions, Death Stranding has sold through over five million units on PS4 and PC.

Kojima Productions’ head of publishing Jay Boor told GamesIndustry.biz that the studio is optimistic about the release of Death Stranding Director’s Cut on PlayStation 5.

“With Death Stranding being the first title developed out of Kojima Productions, from a sales perspective, it has performed quite well,” said Boor. “As of March 2021, Death Stranding has sold through over five million units worldwide on PlayStation 4 and PC.”

Boor also notes that while the core Kojima Productions team hasn’t changed significantly since the launch of Death Stranding, its operations have changed, as a result of the pandemic.

Death Stranding first launched in 2019, as Kojima Productions’ debut game about Sam “Porter” Bridges trying to reconnect the world, carrying massive amounts of cargo on the way. The post-apocalyptic delivery sim arrived on PC last year, with a few new pieces of content like a headcrab from Half-Life included.

The Director’s Cut will be adding even more content to Kojima’s tale of trekking across America. There’s some new equipment, like the Buddy Bot who can roam the vast landscape of the U.S. with you, the Jump Ramp, and the Cargo Catapult. There are also some new story missions in store, some upgraded melee attacks, and also a racing circuit? I mean, it’d be a shame to let all those big, open highways go to waste.

Even if Kojima takes some umbrage with the Director’s Cut label, the new version of the game will be bringing a fair amount of new content to Kojima Productions’ debut when Death Stranding Director’s Cut goes live on Sept. 24, 2021 for the PlayStation 5.

Eric Van Allen