Elden Ring is the fastest-selling ‘Souls’ game in the United Kingdom, so far, leaving other Soulsborne games in the dust.
As reported by Gamesindustry.biz, Elden Ring sits firmly in the number one spot of boxed sales in the UK. The data compiled by the GfK indicates that Elden Ring is on track to becoming FromSoftware’s most successful game of all time.
While some consider Bloodborne as the best Soulsborne, before now, 2016’s Dark Souls 3 had the most successful launch. Perhaps largely due to the fact that Bloodborne is a PS4 exclusive, while Dark Souls 3 is multi-format.
However, Elden Ring has now beaten Dark Souls 3 in boxed sales at launch by an impressive 26%. Furthermore, the 26% does not include digital sales, that data is expected to arrive later this week.
FromSoftware’s latest title is also currently the third most successful game this year behind Pokemon Legends: Arceus and Horizon Forbidden West.
Additionally, Gamesindustry.biz reports that 63% of boxed sales were on PlayStation, 17% on Xbox and 3% on PC. It will be interesting to see how the digital sales impact the overall numbers in what I suspect would see Elden Ring establish itself further as one of 2022s best-selling games.
In terms of the boxed sales charts during launch, Elden Ring claimed the number one spot, with Horizon Forbidden West, Pokemon Legends: Arceus, Mario Kart 8: Deluxe and FIFA 22 making up the remaining numbers in the top five.
Is Elden Ring the best game ever?
In related Elden Ring news, FromSoftware’s latest title is proving to not only be one of the best-reviewed games in years, but it’s also one of the most successful games on aggregate websites such as Metacritic and OpenCritic.
In our review of Elden Ring, we said: “If Dark Souls was the earthquake, Elden Ring is the aftershock. In a sense, it’s more of a love letter to the Soulsborne fanbase, incorporating dramatic fragments of each past game into a single product that is rewarding and fulfilling. While not perfect, I believe that FromSoftware has followed through on the hype surrounding this game and been able to create something truly mesmerising.”
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