Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 ranks 37th in US sales chart

Following
its
release
on
May
21st,
both
Microsoft
and
the
game’s
developer
Ninja
Theory
have
been
silent
regarding

Senua’s
Sage:
Hellblade
2
‘s
sales
performance.
But
now,
we’re
starting
to
get
an
idea
of
how
it’s
doing.

Circana
analyst
Matt
Piscatella,
who
frequently
tweets
out
interesting
snippets
of
information,
jumped
onto
X
to
address
people
asking
about
Hellblade
2’s
performance
in
the
May
sales
chart.

According
to
Piscatella,
“Senua’s
Saga:
Hellblade
II
ranked
37th
overall
for
May
2024
in
US
full
game
dollar
sales
(physical
+
digital
for
sharing
pubs),
while
ranking
21st
on
Xbox
Series.”

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There
are,
as
always,
a
lot
of
factors
to
consider,
such
as
Hellblade
2
being
released
toward
the
end
of
May,
its
inclusion
on
Game
Pass
and
its
lack
of
a
physical
edition.
It’s
also
worth
keeping
in
mind
that
Hellblade
2
retailed
for
just
$50
which
could
make
a
big
impact
on
its
ranking
in
a
sales
chart
based
on
money
over
total
sales.

But
Hellblade
2’s
lacklustre
numbers
are
best
put
into
perspective
when
you
consider
what
took
the
number
one
spot
for
May:
Ghost
of
Tsushima.
That’s
right,
a
PC
port
of
2020
Sony
title
took
the
top
spot
for
dollar
sales,
beating
out
the
Paper
Mario:
Thousand-Year
Door
remake.
Keep
in
mind
that
Nintendo
don’t
report
digital
sales,
however,
so
Paper
Mario’s
may
have
charted
much
higher.

That
means
a
PC
port
of
a
4-year-old
PlayStation
did
better
than
a
brand
new
Microsoft
first-party
release.
Ghost
of
Tsushima
was
also
priced
at
$50
on
PC,
just
like
Hellblade
2.

Obviously,
Hellblade
2
is
aimed
at
a
much
smaller
audience
and
was
likely
built
for
less
money,
but
it’s
still
staggering
to
see
such
a
vast
chasm
between
the
two.
For
further
comparison,

Ghost
of
Tsushima
managed
to
pull
in
77,000
concurrent
players

on
Steam
when
it
released,
whereas

Hellblade
2
didn’t
even
manage
to
reach
4,000.

In
fact,
Hellblade
2’s
player
count
was
even
worse
than
Redfall
which
was
considered
a
disaster.

Still,
perhaps
pure
sales
are
not
the
best
method
of
judging
the
success
of
Hellblade
2.
One
X
user
had
the
same
thought
and
queried
Piscatella
on
how
well
it
did
in
terms
of
engagement
on
Xbox.

Piscatella
was
ready
with
the
data
,
stating
that
it
ranked
12th
for
engagement,
while
Fallout
76
was
11th.
He
provided
further
details
when
replying
to
someone
else,
revealing
that
it
beat
out
Star
Wars:
Jedi
Survivor
in
13th,
Apex
Legends
in
14th
and
Forza
Horizon
5
in
15th.

Overall,
May
was
a
relatively
weak
month
for
sales.
One
X
user
asked
Mat
Piscatella
how
May’s
top
game
compared
to
previous
May
best-sellers
across
the
years,
to
which
Piscatella
said
“May
2024’s

game
had
the
lowest
sales
for
a
May
month
leader
since
May
2013
(Injustice:
Gods
Among
Us).”

On
June
24,

Christopher
Dring
of
GameIndustry.biz
posted
the
European
sales
charts

and
noted
that
overall
sales
were
down
by
17%
over
May
of
last
year.
However,
he
did
point
out
that
this
is
mostly
due
to
The
Legend
of
Zelda:
Tears
of
the
Kingdom
which
sold
more
copies
in
May
2023
than
the
entire
top
ten
of
May
2024.
At
the
time,
people
noted
that
Hellblade
2
was
also
absent
from
the
top
ten.

In
a
Tweet
which
described
May
as
a
“brutal
month”
Christopher
Dring
confirmed
that
not
only
did
Hellblade
2
not
appear
in
the
top
ten,
it
hadn’t
even
managed
to
crack
the
top
100.

He
also
noted
“Most
Game
Pass
games
make
the
Top
100,”

when
replying
to
a
user
who
asked
why
Hellblade
2
would
break
the
top
100
when
it
is
available
on
a
subscription.

US
Full
Dollar
Sales
chart
for
May
2024
(Physical
+
Digital)

  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. Elden
    Ring
  9. Hogwarts
    Legacy
  10. Stellar
    Blade
  11. Fallout
    4
  12. EA
    Sports
    FC
    24
  13. Marvel’s
    Spider-Man
    2
  14. Homeworld
    3
  15. Mario
    Kart
    8
  16. Madden
    NFL
    24
  17. Rise
    of
    the
    Ronin
  18. F1
    24
  19. Mortal
    Kombat
    1
  20. Dragon’s
    Dogma
    II

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