Helldivers 2 Sales ‘Blowing’ Through Sony’s Expectations

Arrowhead Game Studios has revealed that Helldivers 2 sales are “blowing” through publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment‘s expectations. Sony hasn’t released an official statement celebrating the game’s launch like it does for some of its blockbusters, but Arrowhead CEO Johan Pilestedt recons that the company is happy with Helldivers 2’s launch performance.

Helldivers 2 sales have already reached the million mark

Pilestedt revealed that Helldivers 2 has already sold a million copies in response to a tweet showing the game ahead of Palworld on Steam charts. It’s rare for studios to reveal sales on Twitter without publisher approval so Pilestedt’s tweet was a bit of a departure from the norm. Nevertheless, Arrowhead thinks Helldivers 2’s performance need not be a secret.

Well… We are around a million right now, but yes. The gap is still very large.

— Pilestedt (@Pilestedt) February 11, 2024

Hard to say! I never understood why it would be a secret. ? We are blowing through the estimates at least…

— Pilestedt (@Pilestedt) February 11, 2024

Our friends at PlayStation are gamers like you and me. We all just want great games on the market.

— Pilestedt (@Pilestedt) February 11, 2024

Helldivers 2’s sales may seem low compared to some of Sony’s other hits but it doesn’t have the blockbuster status that the likes of God of War or Spider-Man enjoy. Nearly eight years in the making, Helldivers 2 might be Sony’s first PS5 live service hit after a few failed attempts and numerous canceled projects.

Ok! #Helldivers2 finally launched, 7 years, 11 months and 26 days of my life spent on making a game that truly devolves into a farce of my favourite movies and books from my upbringing. Thank you all for being in in the joke of shouldering the cape of a totalitarian soldier. <3

— Pilestedt (@Pilestedt) February 10, 2024

Whether Helldivers 2 will have legs or not remains to be seen. For now, Arrowhead is experiencing a high demand, leading to ongoing server issues that it’s working to resolve.

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