Elden Ring is a new IP by Japanese developer FromSoftware. While the studio has created many unique titles, in recent years it has become famous for its challenging action RPGs including Demon’s Souls, the Dark Souls trilogy, Bloodborne and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Elden Ring follows this pattern, but stands alone as the first title in what will likely become a new series.
Elden Ring Sales
The previous biggest ‘Souls’ game launch (at boxed retail) was 2016’s Dark Souls III. Today, it has been confirmed that Elden Ring sales have beaten that title’s boxed launch by 26%. This does not take into account digital sales. Digital sales is a market of rapid growth, so it’s likely that increase will grow once data for digital arrives later in the week.
63% of boxed sales were on PlayStation 5, with 17% on Xbox, 17% on PlayStation 4 and 3% on PC. It’s worth noting that both PC and Xbox formats are more heavily bent towards digital sales.
GfK UK Boxed Top Ten for the week ending February 26:
|Last Week||This Week||Title|
|New Entry||1||Elden Ring|
|1||2||Horizon: Forbidden West|
|2||3||Pokémon Legends: Arceus|
|4||4||Mario Kart 8: Deluxe|
|7||6||Call of Duty: Vanguard|
|3||7||Dying Light 2: Stay Human|
|6||8||Animal Crossing: New Horizons|
|14||10||Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition|