Elden Ring is the fastest selling ‘Souls‘ game so far, and has reached number one in the UK boxed charts.
The news comes via the GfK UK boxed charts which monitors physical sales of games throughout the UK. As reported by Gamesindustry.biz, the game has smashed the sales of previous Souls games. These include Dark Souls, Demon Souls, Bloodborne, and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.
Dark Souls 3 was the biggest games launch for the series in 2016, but Elden Ring has beaten that achievement by 26 per cent. That’s only for boxed sales too, with digital sales likely to be very popular as well. Those figures are released later this week.
The majority of Elden Ring‘s sales were on PS5, with 63 per cent of boxed sales originating there. 17 per cent were on Xbox, with the same number on PS4. Just three per cent were on PC. It’s worth noting that digital sales are more common on PC and Xbox which will likely account for these differences.
Horizon: Forbidden West dropped to the number two slot, with the PlayStation exclusive seeing a 79 per cent drop in sales week-on-week.
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