Despite all the hype generated by Death Stranding (here you can read our review) by Kojima Productions prior to release, not much is known about the sales figures at this stage. As far as we know for sure that the title had a great debut in the sales charts for Japan and the United Kingdom upon release, Sony has never revealed any official data. However, in the profile LinkedIn of a former head of the firm PlayStation Worldwide Studios it is specified that the title has met with excellent commercial success. This detail, discovered by the user Tumur222 di Twitter, sees on the LinkedIn profile of the former head of the studio and senior director of visual arts Michael Mumbauer an interesting update. In fact, Mumbauer specifies that several titles that have seen him involved have achieved "record sales and international awards for Sony":
Death Stranding achieved record-breaking sales and is a franchise for Sony. pic.twitter.com/4f0BGBGyPo
- Timur222 (@ bogorad222) January 17, 2021
It is through its pioneering technology for real-time storytelling with real digital characters, real-time cinematography, advanced performance capture, and cinema-quality animation that franchises like Uncharted, The Last of Us, God of War, Marvel's Spider-Man and Death Stranding have achieved record sales and international acclaim for Sony.
Death Stranding was mentioned along with other titles that were able to place over 1o million units each (for Marvel's Spider-Man di Insomniac Games there is even talk of 20 million). If this comparison is not linked solely to the "critical" side, this would mean that the title has proved to be a great commercial success for Sony. The director Hideo Kojima he had stated in May 2020 that the game had been profitable, but he too was not specific about it. Until Sony confirms official sales figures, however, it is best to take this revelation with due distances.