Elden Ring: his huge launch shelled in the kingdom
While waiting for Bandai Namco we sort of a statement to take stock of the global game sales, new information flock to illustrate the scale of the launch made by Elden Ring.
After the Statistics of Steam and the big figures from Japan, Games Industry delivers details on the launch and distribution of sales of the event event in the United Kingdom. No need to make comparisons with the previous gamesoftware games: Elden Ring is downright gone beat the launches of major titles like CyberPunk 2077 and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla with sales estimated at least 360,000 copies in three days, downloads included.
As the journalist Christopher Drption explains, putting aside FIFA and Call of Duty, you have to go back to the launch of Red Dead Redemption 2 in October 2018 to find a more impressive launch, even if we should note that we can not Not compare fully with the Nintendo games, because it does not share digital sales with anyone.
In the United Kingdom, Elden Ring’s sales took place mostly on PLAYSTATION (41%) and then on PC (30%) and Xbox (29%). It is also learned that downloads represent no less than 68% of game sales. The share of digital according to the consoles is also interesting. While the physical format still opposes a minimum of PlayStation resistance, the Xbox ecosystem seems to have switched for good for download. In fact, the download share for Elden Ring is 50% on Playstation consoles and 85% on Xbox consoles.