Hellblade 2 Apparently Failed To Crack Top 100 Game Sales In Europe Last Month

GamesIndustry.biz has just released its European game sales data for the month of May, and it was apparently a very tough month across the board for sales. Older games like EA Sports FC 24 and the ever-present Grand Theft Auto V took the top two spots, while brand-new releases like Xbox's Hellblade 2 failed to even crack the top 100 in Europe.

In fact, the triple threat of Hellblade 2, System Shock Remake and The Rogue Prince of Persia for PC all failed to make that top 100 list - although Xbox's Hellblade 2 is probably the most high-profile of these three releases.

Of course, Hellblade 2 is the only one of these three to launch day one on Xbox Game Pass, leading to questions about how relevant this sales data is for the Ninja Theory title. GamesIndustry's Christopher Dring has responded to these questions - advising that "most" Game Pass releases still make the top 10.

Given that the site doesn't provide all of the data for this top 100 list, the whole thing is a bit vague to be honest. However, with Dring saying Starfield made the top 10 despite launching on Game Pass, it's safe to say that Hellblade 2 performed significantly worse than the 2023 Bethesda RPG. This is to be expected of course, but still, it's something to think about when comparing the two Xbox exclusives.

Anyway, we'll drop the top 10 down below so you can get an idea of what made the list:

1 EA Sports FC 24 (EA)
2 Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar)
3 F1 24 (Codemasters)
4 Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut (Sony)
5 Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door (Nintendo)
6 Helldivers 2 (Sony)
7 Hogwarts Legacy (Warner Bros)
8 Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar)
9 Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (EA)
10 Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Activision Blizzard)

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[source gamesindustry.biz]