Sea of Thieves, developed by Rare, made waves last month as the most downloaded game on the PS5 in both Europe and North America/Canada. This news comes straight from Sony’s own metrics and a recent blog post that highlighted the game’s popularity on the PS5 platform. Xbox made a strategic move by bringing Sea of Thieves to its competitor’s system at the end of April, and it seems to have paid off.

In addition to Sea of Thieves, other games from Xbox Game Studios like Grounded, Fallout 4, and Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, which is now under Xbox’s ownership, also secured spots in the Top 20 downloaded games on the PS5. Meanwhile, Minecraft continues to dominate the PS4 downloads in all three regions.

The blog post mentioned that F1 2024 made a strong entry into the top 3 most downloaded games in the EU region in May, alongside Sea of Thieves climbing the ranks in both the US and EU regions. Additionally, the PS VR2 list saw new release Madison VR joining the list of most downloaded games in May.

The Sea of Thieves team celebrated a significant milestone as 40 million players have embarked on pirate adventures since the game’s launch on Xbox and PC. Executive producer Joe ‘Three Sheets’ Neate expressed gratitude towards the game’s dedicated community for their creativity and camaraderie on the high seas.

For those interested in playing Sea of Thieves solo, the game offers a unique shared world experience where individual players can interact in various ways. While multiplayer gameplay is popular, solo play is also a viable option. Players can learn more about sailing solo and tips for navigating the game’s challenges in Matt’s guide to solo adventures.

Overall, Sea of Thieves’ success on the PS5 reflects its enduring appeal and the strong support from fans worldwide. As the game continues to evolve with new updates and content, it remains a favorite among gamers looking for a thrilling pirate experience on the high seas.