Elden Ring Dominates UK Charts, But Physical Sales Poor On Xbox

To the surprise of no-one, Elden Ring got off to an absolutely flying start in the UK last week, racing to first place in the UK boxed charts and surpassing the likes of Horizon: Forbidden West and Pokémon Legends: Arceus along the way.

In fact, it's even smashed the previous launch figures set by the Dark Souls series in the UK. However, in regards to Xbox specifically, it seems very few physical copies were sold in comparison to PlayStation. Just 17% of boxed versions of Elden Ring for Xbox were bought last week, with PS4 and PS5 accounting for 80% (and PC for 3%).

Here's what GamesIndustry.biz had to say about this in their report:

"63% of boxed sales were on PS5, with 17% on Xbox, 17% on PS4 and 3% on PC. Note: PC and Xbox are heavily digital platforms, this is purely for boxed sales."

While this might look disappointing on the face of it, it's not actually unusual for Xbox to sell far less physical copies of games in the UK. GRID Legends, for example, also only sold 26% of boxed versions for Xbox last week, compared to 73% for PlayStation. Digital just seems to be the more popular choice on Xbox (in the UK at least).

Elsewhere in the UK boxed charts, Dying Light 2 dropped from third to seventh place last week, and Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy — Definitive Edition enjoyed a surprise resurgence, jumping back into the top ten.

Here's a look at the top ten all formats chart for the week ending February 26th:

Last Week This Week Game
N/A 1 Elden Ring
1 2 Horizon: Forbidden West
2 3 Pokémon Legends: Arceus
4 4 Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
5 5 FIFA 22
7 6 Call of Duty: Vanguard
3 7 Dying Light 2
6 8 Animal Crossing: New Horizons
8 9 Minecraft (Nintendo Switch)
14 10 GTA: The Trilogy — Definitive Edition

Ukie Games Charts©, compiled by GFK

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[source gamesindustry.biz]