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Sea of Thieves PS5 Version Currently the Best-Selling Pre-Order on the US and Various European PS Storese

12 Mar 2024

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The excitement surrounding the PlayStation 5 release of Sea of Thieves, initially an Xbox console exclusive, is palpable as it emerges as the top pre-order selection in the US and several European PlayStation Stores. Industry observer Benji Sales was among the first to note this surge in popularity, with the pirate-themed adventure game by Rare surpassing the pre-order numbers of recognized titles such as MLB The Show 24, Dragon's Dogma 2, and Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree. This trend isn't limited to the US alone; France, Germany, and the UK are showing similar enthusiasm, with Spain ranking the game as the third top pre-order.

Rare expressed their excitement about this development through a recent announcement, highlighting the availability of Sea of Thieves pre-orders on PlayStation 5 in three different editions: Standard, Deluxe, and Premium. Each version promises enticing perks and bonuses for those who pre-order, including exclusive cosmetic items like the Ruby Viper weaponry range and the Scarlet Storm Parakeet pet, complete with Kraken and Sea Dog outfits.

Initially launched for Xbox and PC in 2018, Sea of Thieves is expanding its horizons to include PS5 consoles by April 30, thanks to Microsoft's decision to bring some of its former Xbox exclusives to competitor platforms. This release is particularly noted for its support of full crossplay with other platforms, ensuring a broad playing field for gamers.

Despite the excitement surrounding its release, it's important to remember that Sea of Thieves has evolved significantly from its initial launch, now boasting a wealth of content compared to its earlier days, which saw criticism for its lack of depth and activities. The game has since transformed, offering a much richer and more engaging pirate adventure that continues to attract players worldwide.

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