Elden Ring is the most successful non-FIFA and Call of Duty game in the UK for years. To perhaps no shock to most people.
As reported by Gamesindustry.biz, Elden Ring is the biggest launch game outside of Call of Duty and the FIFA series. The last game to achieve this was Rockstar Games’, Red Dead Redemption 2 in 2018.
Last week was a huge deal for Horizon Forbidden West, which became Sony’s most successful PlayStation 5 game released this year. However, data compiled by GSD (Games Sales Data), Elden Ring sales are 2.5x more than Horizon Forbidden West.
Gamesindustry.biz also reports that the week one sales for FromSoftware’s latest hit are bigger than the likes of Cyberpunk 2077 and Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla. Both of them achieved impressive sales numbers during their first week.
According to GSD, 68% of sales for Elden Ring were digital. In terms of platforms, nearly 85% of sales on Xbox were digital, 73% on PC and just over 50% on PlayStation.
Overall sales, both digital and physical were broken up at 32% on PlayStation 5, 30% on PC, 29% on Xbox, and 9% on PlayStation 4.
Elden Ring is top of the charts!
Elden Ring tops the charts in the UK. As of the week ending February 26th, the FromSoftware title sits at number one in the digital charts followed by FIFA 22, Horizon Forbidden West, GTA 5 and Horizon Zero Dawn sneaking in at number five.
Furthermore, in terms of both digital and physical sales combined, Elden Ring is number one ahead of Horizon Forbidden West, FIFA 22, GTA 5 and Pokemon Legends: Arceus.
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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