When Death Stranding was released in 2019 for PS4, there is no doubt that it did not leave any player indifferent. Months later, Hideo Kojima’s work made the leap to PC with numerous improvements, and this is where it has achieved its best figures, which make it a success.
As you know, Death Stranding was Posted by 505 Games for the PC platform, and had interesting collaborations with titles like Cyberpunk 2077 or Half-Life. Hideo Kojima himself praised compatible players recently, indicating that he felt very attached to this system.
The latest revenue report from 505 Games reveals that Death Stranding has reaped $ 27 million in profit. In other words, more than 23 million euros, and only with its release on PC. This makes it the publisher’s most successful AAA title in the past year.
This means that Kojima’s work has worked tremendously well on PC, surpassing the benefits obtained by other games from the publisher 505 Games on PC such as Ghostrunner or Control itself. And keep in mind that Death Stranding launched in July, not simultaneously with its release on PS4.
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As Kojima already indicated in a recent interview, launching Death Stranding was almost an obligation, in order to allow all possible players could enjoy his work. There was even talk of a collaboration between Xbox and Kojima Productions, although it was denied shortly after.
Overall, 2020 was a good year for 505 Games, which this 2021 has decided to bet on the IP of Ghostrunner, in exchange for 5 million dollars. Its parent company, Digital Bros, has made 66% of its income from PC games, while on PlayStation, Xbox and Switch it achieved 28%.