23 Apr 2024

Xbox games are selling more than Sony’s own on the PS Store

It has been a very atypical moment in the industry. If you’ve been following the news, you know that several Xbox exclusives are being released for PlayStation consoles — as well as for the Nintendo Switch. However, the unexpected happened: some of Microsoft’s main properties are outselling Sony’s own games on the PS Store.

According to a survey by Derek Strickland, journalist for TweakTown, seven of the 25 most purchased games on the PS Store are currently from franchises owned by Microsoft. Among them, we have Call of Duty first, followed by Overwatch 2, Sea of Thieves, Fallout 4, Minecraft, Fallout 76 e Grounded.

Sea of ​​Thieves will soon arrive on PS5.Fonte:  Xbox

In this context, the last Xbox exclusive to hit the PS Store was Grounded, which debuted on the rival platform on April 16th. The next one will be Sea of Thieveswhich will be released on the 30th of the same month for PS5.

Check out the list of the 25 best-selling titles on the PS Store at the moment — those belonging to Microsoft are in bold:

  1. Fortnite
  2. Call of Duty
  3. NBA 2K24
  4. MLB The Show 24
  5. Helldivers 2
  6. Overwatch 2
  7. EA Sports FC 24
  8. WWE 2K24
  9. GTA V
  10. Roblox
  11. Sea of Thieves
  12. Rainbow Six Siege
  13. Destiny 2
  14. Apex Legends
  15. Fallout 4
  16. Honkai Star Rail
  17. Dragon’s Dogma 2
  18. Minecraft
  19. Fallout 76
  20. Genshin Impact
  21. Stellar Blade
  22. Grounded
  23. Rise of the Ronin
  24. Smite 2

Search for Fallout increased significantly after the series

Despite belonging to Bethesda, which is under the Xbox Game Studios umbrella, Fallout 4, Fallout 76 e Fallout Shelter are available on the PlayStation Store. Two of them, in fact, are on the list above — and the reason for this, of course, would be no other.

Increased demand for the Fallout franchise was due to Prime Video’s live-action series.Source: Prime Video

The launch of the series of Fallout on Prime Video rekindled fans’ interest in venturing into games from the post-apocalyptic franchise — which, potentially, also attracted new first-time players.

According to the SteamDBsince the show’s debut, which took place on April 10, the number of active players in Fallout 3, Fallout 4, Fallout: New Vegas, Fallout: Shelter e Fallout 76 rose significantly on PC — with many of them increasing by almost 250%.

Therefore, with an average increase of 202% in demand for the franchise’s games after the series’ debut on Prime Video, it is clear that Bethesda games are in the spotlight once again.

Consequently, this also impacted the competing platform, as Fallout 4 e Fallout 76 are among the seven best-selling Microsoft games on the PS Store at the moment. What a turnaround, no?

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