There's been a lot of talk in regards to UK sales figures over the past couple of years about how PlayStation often sells a lot more physical copies of games than Xbox, but what about digital? Well, the new LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is an interesting example, as Xbox has proved the "dominant platform" for digital sales.
As shared by GamesIndustry.biz, 41% of digital copies of the game were sold on Xbox during the week ending April 10th, compared to 34% on PlayStation, 18% on PC, and 7% on Nintendo Switch. Altogether, 61% of all purchases of LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga were digital, with 39% being physical editions.
"It is comfortably the second biggest game launch of the year overall in the UK. And the fastest-selling LEGO game in history."
Even so, Sony sold the most UK copies of The Skywalker Saga during its launch week, as the physical sales boost brought the combined total to 39% on PlayStation, 34% on Xbox, 16% on Nintendo Switch, and 11% on PC.
It's clear how much of a digital platform Xbox has become for many, then, and the fact that Microsoft was offering 6000 Rewards Points for buying LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga via the Xbox Store was potentially a big factor as well.
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