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    Elden Ring celebrates the biggest non-FIFA or Call of Duty launch in the UK


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    As of March, Elden Ring is the biggest video game launch in the UK since Call of Duty: Vanguard, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and even Cyberpunk 2077.

    These numbers are by no means, arbitrary. According to the latest statistics supplied by the overall game sales data.

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    Its sales are 2.5x that of last week’s big new release, PlayStation’s Horizon: Forbidden West. Furthermore, Elden Ring has seen the biggest numbers in terms of game launch when compared to the usual Call of Duty and FIFA releases since 2018–as seen here:

    GSD UK Digital Top Ten for the week (February 26):

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    1 Elden Ring
    2 FIFA 22
    3 Horizon: Forbidden West
    4 Grand Theft Auto 5
    5 Horizon: Zero Dawn
    6 Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
    7 NBA 2K22
    8 Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection
    9 XCOM 2
    10 Grid Legends

    GSD UK Combined (Physical + Digital) Top Ten for the week (February 26):

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    1 Elden Ring
    2 Horizon: Forbidden West
    3 FIFA 22
    4 Grand Theft Auto 5
    5 Pokémon 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: The Definitive Edition

    Further breaking down the numbers, GSD UK states that digital downloads accounted for more than 68% of Elden Ring’s revenue. Xbox and PC were the biggest digital platforms with nearly 85% of Elden Ring sales coming on Xbox and 73% on PC. For PS5 and PS4, over 50% of sales were digital downloads.

    On the other hand, in terms of both digital and physical figures, 32% of sales came from PlayStation 5, 30% from PC, 29% from Xbox, and 9% from PS4. Truly, the numbers don’t lie, and perhaps we can expect those numbers to rise–if only people stopped returning, or even selling their own copies of the game after such a short period.

    Elden Ring is out now on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.


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    Carlos Franco
    Carlos Franco
    UnGeek's middle-aged pinch hitter plagued by chronic backpain and powered by 2000s pop culture. He survives through coffee, anime, and hoping that BLACKPINK will part ways with Teddy Park someday.


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