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Death Stranding on PC Has Earned Over €23 Million in Revenue

Death Stranding on PC Has Earned Over €23 Million in Revenue - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 07 April 2021 / 1,762 Views

Publisher 505 Games and developer Kojima Productions released the PC version of Death Stranding in July 2020. 505 Games parent company, Digital Bros, in its financial report revealed the game has earned over €23 million in revenue on PC as of December 31, 2020.

In less than six months the game has earned a total of €23.192 million. This is more than any other title Digital Bros reported on. In 2020, Control earned €16.039 million, while Assetto Corsa earned €8.969 million. 

PC accounted for two-thirds of the total digital revenue for Digital Bros, while consoles - PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo - accounted for just under 28 percent and mobile the remaining amount. 

Kojima Productions has yet to announce its next title, however, art director Yoji Shinkawa in an interview said it might be announced "soon."

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Nautilus (on 07 April 2021)

Seems kinda low?

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SvenTheTurkey Nautilus (on 08 April 2021)

I'd say so. 2 million copies of a game generates like 80-100 million dollars. So that's around 70-85 million euros.

But 500,000 on pc isn't horrible.

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AkimboCurly SvenTheTurkey (on 08 April 2021)

I think revenue in this case is revenue for the publisher's parent company. In other words this is after steam takes their cut. Still doesn't make much difference your estimate is still quite accurate

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deerox (on 07 April 2021)

It's hard to say how much they got for each sale, but if they earned €60 for each sale that would mean they sold 386k copies in six months.

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shikamaru317 deerox (on 07 April 2021)

SteamSpy has it in the 1-2m range. I know that Valve takes 30% up to $10m revenue, 25% from $10-50m, and 20% after $50m. Since they say they made €23m revenue after Valve's cut, Valve will have taken between 30 and 25% of what they made. So they must not have sold all that many copies at full price ($60/€60), alot of the sales must have been at discount on Steam Sales.

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holzi shikamaru317 (on 08 April 2021)

Even with the assumption that the average sale was for 30€ that would mean it barely sold one Million copies.

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shikamaru317 holzi (on 08 April 2021)

1m in 6 months on a late, full priced at launch, port really isn't all that bad. It reportedly sold over 3m on PS4 within a similar 6 month timeframe though, so clearly Kojima has a bigger fanbase on PS than on PC.

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Nautilus deerox (on 07 April 2021)

Platforms have a 30% cut, and this dosen't take into account any possible sales that they might have had.

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SvenTheTurkey Nautilus (on 08 April 2021)

And steam games go on sale frequently. Even relatively new games.

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Genuine Nautilus (on 08 April 2021)

Platforms only take cuts on Digital sales

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Darwinianevolution (on 08 April 2021)

How much did this cost to develop? Hiring the big name actors alone must've cost a fortune.

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The Fury Darwinianevolution (on 08 April 2021)

They wouldn't have been much. A few were on board with Kojima for the Silent Hills thing before and probs did thing as a favour. I would have expected the studio being setup, staffed and the game developed within 3 years would have been a far bigger expense.

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I don't know an exact figure, but Kojima said in an interview 6 months after it released on PS4 that the game had already recouped it's budget and was making a profit, with Kojima Productions funneling that profit into the development of future games. Any sales after that 6 months on PS4 plus the sales of this late PC port are pure profit for them.

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Chazore (on 08 April 2021)

Good sales, though I'd really love to see the split between the storefronts.

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 07 April 2021)

Does this mean that the game is no longer a flop?
Sony still hasn't released sales number for this,
Days gone didn't have sales number but it did relatively well it made top 8 overall on 2019?

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SvenTheTurkey LivncA_Dis3 (on 08 April 2021)

Define a flop. It doesn't take that many units, relatively speaking, to turn a profit. The games that sell 20-30 million copies generate billions of dollars. 5 million copies sold for most AAA games makes double the money as the budget if not more.

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holzi LivncA_Dis3 (on 08 April 2021)

I think it is still considered a flop. Sony releases sales numbers even if a game only sells aroung 5m copies which suggests that the game did not even sell 5 million copies. Depending on how highmarketing expenses were it is definitely possible that the game made a profit, but not to the extent of games like Last of Us, Ghost and GoW. Just making a little profit often is not good enugh for those companies as there often are other ways to make money with the same resources invested.

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Genuine LivncA_Dis3 (on 08 April 2021)

It's still a huge flop

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DonFerrari LivncA_Dis3 (on 08 April 2021)

From what we know I remember it already being profitable on PS4, so the added sales from PC are profits.

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