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KLAMarine said:
deskpro2k3 said:

Look at IGN flip-flopping

IGN is not a person. That said, why play a game that gets good at the end when you could play a game that's good throughout?

That person from IGN played alone with no co-connection for every mechanic to work. Then made their review. I call it IGN flippity-floppiting.



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After seeing 2nd week sales numbers already popping for some markets i'm starting to get a better picture about how well Death Stranding must have done saleswise.

By my own calculations (just in my head based in data and previous experience with other games), i think Death Stranding must have done around 1'6M units sold worldwide first week (counting digital), and another 400-500k in its 2nd week so after 2nd week the game must be around 2'0-2'1M units sold. I expect the game to be around 3'0M by years end.

For comparison:

God of War did 3'1M 1st week (official numbers) and probably was around 4'2M after 2nd week. The game must be around 11-12M by now.

Spider-Man did 3'3M 1st week (official numbers) and probably was around 4'8M after 2nd week. The game must have sold more than 14M by now.

Horizon Zero dawn probably did 2'0M 1st week and sold 2'6M after 2nd week (official numbers). The game must be around 11-12M by now.

Uncharted 4 did 2'7M 1st week (official numbers) and around 3'5M after 2nd week. The game must have sold around 17M by now.

Days Gone probably did 1'8M 1st week and 2'5M after 2nd week. The game is probably going to be around 5-6M by year's end.

So Death Stranding must be below those games. It's obvious that an obscure marketing campaign about how the game worked, subpar tv advertsing, the annoucement of a PC port just 1 week before launch and the review bombing of some big gaming reviews like IGN affected heavily the impact of the sales of the game. A real shame.

Despite that, if Death Stranding sells around 3M by years end, i'm pretty sure the game will end selling around 5-6M lifetime on PS4, at least (i expect it to have more frontloaded sales than those other games like MGS games). I don't think the PC will add that much, probably a few 100k's and if the game launches on PS5 with a revision it will probably add around 1-2M more, so in the end, Death Stranding would be considered a success commercially (because i don't think this game was that expensive to make as some people think). I really think word of mouth is going to be great with this game too so the game will keep selling when the game drops to 20-30$ range. Winning a lot GOTY's this year is going to help too. Who knows, if word of mouth is better than anticipated maybe the game ends selling even more. It totally deserves it....

Last edited by colafitte - on 25 November 2019

A few thousand sales on PC? I would think a few hundred Ks would be more likely.

Anyways, Death Stranding has sort of fallen to the wayside for me in the past week or so as I was playing a ton of Disco Elysium (and finally finished the game on Friday night) and Luigi's Mansion (still a long ways to go before finishing this game). I did play a bit of DS this weekend, finishing three missions (one of them being a tutorial mission), but most of my weekend was playing Pokemon Sw/Sh with my wife and daughter. My daughter and I both have our second gym badges and are having a lot of fun.

Last night I bought Jedi Fallen Order on a whim, having never really liked Star Wars very much but wanting to give it a try after hearing decent things of the game. So far the gameplay seems clunky and the performance seems unoptimized on PS4 Pro, but it is still fun. I must say, however, that performance mode, which is supposed to scale things to 1080p for a better framerate, does not look like 1080p to my eye. Performance mode seems more like 720p or 900p, while enhanced mode is definitely not 4k, and is maybe 1440p, or worse.

But I digress, this is a thread about DS, and I do intend on playing more of it very soon. Still in Chapter 3, and finding enjoyment in the gameplay. :)



RaptorChrist said:
A few thousand sales on PC? I would think a few hundred Ks would be more likely.

Anyways, Death Stranding has sort of fallen to the wayside for me in the past week or so as I was playing a ton of Disco Elysium (and finally finished the game on Friday night) and Luigi's Mansion (still a long ways to go before finishing this game). I did play a bit of DS this weekend, finishing three missions (one of them being a tutorial mission), but most of my weekend was playing Pokemon Sw/Sh with my wife and daughter. My daughter and I both have our second gym badges and are having a lot of fun.

Last night I bought Jedi Fallen Order on a whim, having never really liked Star Wars very much but wanting to give it a try after hearing decent things of the game. So far the gameplay seems clunky and the performance seems unoptimized on PS4 Pro, but it is still fun. I must say, however, that performance mode, which is supposed to scale things to 1080p for a better framerate, does not look like 1080p to my eye. Performance mode seems more like 720p or 900p, while enhanced mode is definitely not 4k, and is maybe 1440p, or worse.

But I digress, this is a thread about DS, and I do intend on playing more of it very soon. Still in Chapter 3, and finding enjoyment in the gameplay. :)

If you're referring to my post, yes, sorry, i meant hundred k's....i mean 500k-1M so something like that, not too much.



I really hope it sells enough to warrant the development of a sequel,i finished it and i want more! ;)
The plot does make sense but it almost intentionally leaves a few layers out as it could be the first part of a trilogy.



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RaptorChrist said:
A few thousand sales on PC? I would think a few hundred Ks would be more likely.

Anyways, Death Stranding has sort of fallen to the wayside for me in the past week or so as I was playing a ton of Disco Elysium (and finally finished the game on Friday night) and Luigi's Mansion (still a long ways to go before finishing this game). I did play a bit of DS this weekend, finishing three missions (one of them being a tutorial mission), but most of my weekend was playing Pokemon Sw/Sh with my wife and daughter. My daughter and I both have our second gym badges and are having a lot of fun.

Last night I bought Jedi Fallen Order on a whim, having never really liked Star Wars very much but wanting to give it a try after hearing decent things of the game. So far the gameplay seems clunky and the performance seems unoptimized on PS4 Pro, but it is still fun. I must say, however, that performance mode, which is supposed to scale things to 1080p for a better framerate, does not look like 1080p to my eye. Performance mode seems more like 720p or 900p, while enhanced mode is definitely not 4k, and is maybe 1440p, or worse.

But I digress, this is a thread about DS, and I do intend on playing more of it very soon. Still in Chapter 3, and finding enjoyment in the gameplay. :)

Chapter 3 is kind of a slow burn but by the end of it the plot skyrockets and takes of to almost endgame,that said i still liked the chapter.

This game and iceborne is what i will remember about 2019 gamingwise.



I just got platinum in the game. I want to thank John2290 for all the tips!
What an amazing experience.



Death Stranding is also a sneak peek of how rich (PS5) will be. Every console generation has a swan song, and this title is it.

It is beautiful.