Hellblade II Starts Slow, Outpaced by Ghost of Tsushima on Steam

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Key Takeaways

  • Senua's Saga: Hellblade II has launched as the most successful first-party Xbox game of this generation.
  • Early indicators show Ghost of Tsushima is currently outselling Hellblade II on Steam.
  • Ghost of Tsushima reached a peak of 77,154 concurrent players, while Hellblade II's peak is at 3,982.

Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II, the much-anticipated sequel from Ninja Theory, has officially launched and is being hailed as this generation’s most successful first-party Xbox launch. 

However, early indicators suggest it might be trailing behind another major title. According to the latest data from Steam, Sony’s Ghost of Tsushima is currently outselling Hellblade II, though exact sales figures remain undisclosed.

Given that Hellblade II just released, it may be premature to make definitive comparisons. Still, Ghost of Tsushima also came live on Steam just last week.

Peak Numbers on Steam

Ghost of Tsushima has been a powerhouse since its PC port hit Steam, achieving substantial success despite initial backlash on PlayStation Network. The game has set a record as Steam’s biggest single-player Sony launch. It was bolstered by an impressive all-time peak of 77,154 concurrent players three days ago.

In contrast, Hellblade II’s peak player count currently stands at 3,982. This is significantly lower than its predecessor’s peak of 5,653 players seven years ago.

In any case, Hellblade II currently ranks #5 among top sellers on Steam (Ghost of Tsushima is #3), with 24,029 followers and a robust 803 positive reviews compared to 94 negative ones.

Despite these achievements, the active player count and comparative sales figures suggest a slower start than Ghost of Tsushima. The latter has firmly established itself as a leader in the single-player genre on Steam.

Whether Hellblade II can gain momentum and reach significant milestones in the coming weeks remains to be seen.

Hellblade II vs. Ghost of Tsushima

The game’s availability on Xbox Game Pass and Xbox consoles might be a factor in its current performance on Steam. As the gaming community continues to dive into Senua’s new adventure, only time will tell if it can stand toe-to-toe with its competitors.

Hellblade II launched on May 21, 2024, for Xbox Series X|S and PC, while Ghost of Tsushima’s PC port was released on May 16, 2024.

Ghost of Tsushima’s initial head start and strong reception might have contributed to its current lead over Senua’s latest adventure.