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Helldivers 2 is the fastest-selling Sony first-party title ever

Helldivers 2 screenshot
Image: PlayStation/Arrowhead Game Studios

We know that Helldivers 2 has been a success for Sony and its developer, Arrowhead Game Studios, despite its recent PSN account-linking woes. But the company’s latest earning report reveals that it’s actually broken a major record: it’s the fastest-selling first-party game of all time.

As of 5th May, it’s been revealed that Helldivers 2 has sold an astounding 12 million copies. That’s an average of one million copies every week. By outselling the previous record holder for the same period, the phenomenal God of War: Ragnarok, it’s now the fastest-selling first-party game, far exceeding expectations.

Of course, not to detract from its success in any way, there are some things to consider. Firstly, those 12 million sales are across both PS5 and PC, while God of War: Ragnarok is currently only available on PS5, with a PC release probably on its way in the future. Also, while God of War: Ragnarok carried a price tag of £69.99 when it launched, Helldivers 2 costs just half that at £34.99.

Still, our hats go off to Arrowhead Game Studios, which has not only delivered the live-service game that Sony has been desperate for, but also one that has well and truly captured the hearts of those who have played it, creating a large and thriving community. Recent controversies aside, it appears it has a bright future ahead of it.

Editor in Chief // An avid gamer since discovering the wonders of the Acorn Electron in the '80s, Rich has nearly played more games than he's had hot dinners. Not one to put all his eggs in one basket, Rich is happy to play games of all genres, but he particularly enjoys racing games and anything that's full of non-stop action, especially if it includes a good dose of humour, horror or crudeness!