Elden Ring is the biggest game to launch in the UK since Call of Duty: Vanguard, according to the latest digital and physical data provided by GSD.
It sold 2.5 times the sales of last week’s big new release, PlayStation’s Horizon: Forbidden West. In fact, it is the biggest game to be released outside the Call of Duty and FIFA franchises since Red Dead Redemption 2 in October 2018.
Its first week sales were larger than those of Cyberpunk 2077 and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, which had big opening sales in 2020.
Note: Nintendo does not share digital data.
According to GSD figures, digital downloads made up more than 68% of Elden Ring sales. Xbox and PC were the largest digital platforms. Approximately 85% of Elden Ring sales were downloaded on Xbox, and 73% were on PC. For the PS5 and PS4, sales were digital at just over 50%.
According to GSD numerical and physical figures, 32% of sales were on PlayStation 5, 30% on PC, 29% on Xbox and 9% on PS4.
Elden Ring’s success means Horizon: Forbidden West slipped to number two this week in the combined charts, with sales down 80%. In the digital charts, it ranks third behind FIFA 22.
The only other new game on the charts is Grid Legends, which nearly makes it into the top ten at number 10. 60% of the racing game’s sales were via digital downloads.
Here is the list of the GSD UK Digital Top Ten for the week ending February 26:
|3||Horizon: Forbidden West|
|4||Grand Theft Auto 5|
|5||Horizon: Zero Dawn|
|6||Assassin’s Creed Valhalla|
|8||Unknown: The Nathan Drake Collection|
Here is GSD UK’s aggregate (physical + digital) top ten list for the week ending February 26:
|2||Horizon: Forbidden West|
|4||Grand Theft Auto 5|
|5||Pokemon Legends: Arceus|
|6||Horizon: Zero Dawn|
|7||Call of Duty: Vanguard|
|8||Assassin’s Creed Valhalla|
|9||Mario Kart 8 Deluxe|
|10||Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy: Definitive Edition|
GSD digital data includes games from participating companies sold through Steam, Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, and Nintendo Eshop. The participating companies are Activision Blizzard, Bandai Namco, Big Ben Interactive, Capcom, Codemasters, Electronic Arts, Focus Home Interactive, Koch Media, Konami, Microids, Microsoft, Milestone, Paradox Interactive, Quantic Dream, Sega, Sony, Square Enix, Strelka, Notable Absentees, Take-Two, Ubisoft, Warner Bros. Nintendo and Bethesda, along with smaller studios.
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