Ghost of Tsushima Soars to Number One in May 2024 Video Game Sales

Greg Burn


Ghost of Tsushima Soars to Number One in May 2024 Video Game Sales

In a thrilling turn of events, Ghost of Tsushima has ascended to the pinnacle of video game sales in the United States for May 2024. The game’s phenomenal rise from 71st to 1st place on the Circana charts is unprecedented, driven by the much-anticipated release of the PC edition of Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut on May 16. This extraordinary leap underscores the game’s undying popularity and the growing enthusiasm for cross-platform availability.

The release of the PC edition breathed new life into Ghost of Tsushima, captivating a broader audience and rekindling interest among long-time fans. Following closely behind, the new Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door remake for the Nintendo Switch has also marked its presence, securing the second spot. Nostalgia and modern gameplay mechanics blended seamlessly to make Paper Mario a formidable contender in May’s market.

Rounding out the top five are well-known titles including Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Helldivers 2, and MLB: The Show 24. These games have continued to maintain their grip on the players’ attention, showcasing the diverse interests within the gaming community. Notably, Helldivers 2 remains the best-selling game of the year so far, highlighting its sustained popularity since its release.

In addition to Paper Mario, two other new releases made it to the top 20 in May 2024. Homeworld 3 and F1 24 have captivated gamers, debuting impressively despite launching late in the month. Meanwhile, games like Stellar Blade and Dragon’s Dogma 2 experienced a decline, testifying to the dynamic and competitive nature of the video game market. The departure of games like Grounded and Tekken 8 from the top 20 emphasizes the fierce contest for player’s attention.

Year-to-date sales reveal Helldivers 2 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 as the frontrunners, followed by Dragon’s Dogma 2, MLB: The Show 24, and Final Fantasy 7: Rebirth. This mix of new releases and established franchises paints a vivid picture of the gaming industry's current landscape. It’s an exciting time as we witness the ebb and flow of game popularity, driven by releases, updates, and evolving player preferences. The triumph of Ghost of Tsushima in May 2024 reaffirms the impact of strategic platform expansion on a game’s success.