Elden Ring UK Launches Beat Horizon Forbidden West and Cyberpunk 2077

FromSoftware’s games have always gained a niche audience, but it seems their latest title is bucking that trend. Elden Ring has had such a successful first few days that it is the most successful launch title in the UK since 2018, not counting annual Call of Duty or FIFA payments. This means it has beaten titles like Horizon Forbidden West and Cyberpunk 2077.

How many copies has Elden Ring sold?

There are no exact numbers available on how many copies Elden Ring has sold in the UK, but it’s the biggest UK launch since Call of Duty: Vanguard. If Call of Duty and FIFA are both excluded from the fray, Elden Ring will be the biggest launch in the UK since Red Dead Redemption 2 in 2018. The game sold 2.5x more copies than Horizon Forbidden West, according to GamesIndustry.biz† Other notable games that the title has beaten include Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Cyberpunk 2077, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Far Cry 6, Gears 5, The Last of Us Part II, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Final Fantasy VII Remake , Crash Bandicoot 4 and Ghost of Tsushima.

In a world where digital downloads are becoming an increasingly large part of the market, it should come as no surprise that just over 68% of Elden Ring’s sales were digital. Xbox digital sales were a whopping 85%, while PC sales were 73% digital. PlayStation sales were fairly evenly distributed, with just over 50% being digital purchases. However, PlayStation proved to be the most popular platform with 32% of the game’s digital and physical sales on PS5 and 9% on PS4. This left 30% of sales on PC and 29% on Xbox.

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