Believe it or not, Death Stranding is celebrating its third anniversary in style as the game has sold over 10 million units across the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and the PC.
Death Stranding is the most recent game from enigmatic director Hideo Kojima and a first for Kojima Productions since it split from Konami. The game was originally launched on the PlayStation 4 on November 8, 2019.
As of November 8th, 2022, "DEATH STRANDING" has connected with over 10 million Porters worldwide across PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PC.
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The sales numbers are a combination of the original version on PlayStation 4 distributed by Sony Interactive Entertainment, the Windows version published by 505 Games, and the new Director’s Cut version for PlayStation 5. The number also includes the downloads made on PlayStation Plus and Xbox GamePass for PC.
It's no small feat for any game to sell 10 million copies, especially one considered "niche" like Death Stranding.
Hideo Kojima expressed excitement about the new milestone for his game, saying:
It makes me happy to think that there are over 10 million “Sam one”(players) around the world, all loosely connected.
Kojima is referring to Sam Porter Bridges in his tweet, who is the protagonist of Death Stranding. The mention of being loosely connected refers to the asynchronous cooperative multiplayer feature where players can leave behind supplies, structures, and messages that others can interact with.
It's believed that a sequel to Death Stranding is already in development and it could feature Elle Fanning.
Norman Reedus, the actor who plays Sam Bridges, confirmed that a sequel to the best-selling game is coming. He confirmed a sequel on two different occasions. Death Stranding 2 may still be a PlayStation-exclusive title according to earlier reports.
Kojima responded to the revelation made by Reedus by tweeting "Go to your private room, my friend". The tweet contains a photo of the director holding a barbwire-covered baseball bat, seemingly indicating that Reedus would be punished for spoiling the sequel.
Hideo Kojima is also reportedly working on an Xbox-exclusive title. There are speculations that it may be a game called Overdose. The actor Margaret Qualley reportedly lends her voice to the game that has already been leaked online.