PlayStation’s PC strategy is going well as Ghost of Tsushima is the best-selling game of May 2024

The latest US video game market headlines is that PlayStation’s PC efforts are paying off Report Circana is no indication from the group of analysts. That’s because developer Sucker Punch Production’s Ghost of Tsushima, which originally launched on PlayStation 4 in 2020, will be the best-selling game of May 2024 in the US, and that’s almost certainly due to the recent PC release of the Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut in May. 16.

Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut hit PC nearly four years after the game’s initial launch on PS4, which speaks to PlayStation’s PC release strategy outlined last month. It said live-service games, such as this year’s Helldivers 2 or the upcoming 5v5 hero shooter Concorde, will launch day and date on PC, while its tentpole single-player games, such as Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut and God of War Ragnarok (hitting PC this September), will launch at later dates. will be started.

The rest of the top 10 for May 2024 looks like this:

  1. Ghost of Tsushima
  2. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
  3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III
  4. Helldivers II
  5. MLB: The Show 24
  6. Sea of ​​Thieves
  7. Minecraft
  8. Ring of Fire
  9. The Hogwarts Legacy
  10. Stellar Blade

And here’s what the top 20 best-selling games of the entire year looked like:

For May 2024, despite 13% growth in mobile content spending, content spending fell 3% compared to May 2023, to $3.6 billion. However, a 13% increase in mobile spending was offset by a 40% decline in console content spending, according to Circana’s executive director. Matt Piscatella. He attributes the May 2024 console spending decline (compared to May 2023) to the strength of last year’s launch of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

Elsewhere in the report, Piscatella says video game hardware spending is down 40% compared to May 2023, falling to $202 million. “As of May, all current-generation hardware platforms are showing double-digit percentage declines year-over-year in 2024, with the Switch showing the most significant decline,” Piscatella writes in X (formerly Twitter).

The PlayStation 5 led the May 2024 hardware market in units and dollar sales, with the Switch in second place for unit sales and the Xbox Series X/S in second place for dollar sales. Throughout each console’s 43 months on the market, PS5 is up 8% compared to PS4 and Xbox Series X/S is down 13% compared to Xbox One.

Spending on video game accessories is down 8% compared to May 2024 of last year, and PlayStation Portal is the best-selling accessory by dollar sales for the month – the best-selling accessory for the entire year.

For more, be sure to check out the full Circana report Here. After that, read on Game Informers Ghost of Tsushima review, and then check out this video to see how the Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut runs on a Steam deck.

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