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PS Store charts reveal a huge PS5 launch for Sea of Thieves

Sea of Thieves is still coughing up gold for Microsoft, as Rare’s pirate-themed Xbox multiplayer hit decimates the PS Store charts.

Sea of Thieves PlayStation Charts: An image of a pirate in Sea of Thieves and the PS Logo.

Sea of Thieves is enough of a reason for many Xbox players to get a Game Pass subscription, but Rare is now welcoming in legions of PS5 players into the game’s treasure-laden waters. The move to bring Sea of Thieves to Sony’s flagship console is paying off already for Microsoft, too, as the PlayStation Store charts reveal its immediate success.

Just one month after launch, Sea of Thieves is already on track to become one of the best PS5 multiplayer games around. According to Sony, the former Xbox exclusive firmly laid down its anchor at the very top of the European PlayStation Store charts and was the most downloaded game in the region throughout April. The feat is made even more impressive considering it beat out FPS game giants like Modern Warfare 3, and Arrowhead’s acclaimed co-op game Helldivers 2.

In the United States, it didn’t quite make it to the top, but it still put on a good fight against PS5 exclusive Stellar Blade and Helldivers 2, sitting at third place. Although the game is full of veterans of the ocean, Rare has made Sea of Thieves more approachable than ever for newcomers.

Sea of Thieves PS Store charts: An image of April 2024's PlayStation Store PS5 game downloads.

A recent preview event gave PS5 players the lay of the land (and the sea), introducing the core mechanics of the game, as well as showcasing its PlayStation-centric features like adaptive trigger and haptic feedback support.

It also marked the launch of Season 12, adding a new Plunder Pass, zip-line traversal, and fresh weaponry into your arsenal. It’s a positive sign for the game’s future, but it isn’t the only new PS5 game formerly from Xbox’s library making waves.

Survival co-op game Grounded from Obsidian Entertainment (yes, the Fallout New Vegas team) also achieved high rankings in the PlayStation Charts. Grounded landed at position eight in Europe, and nine in the United States.

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