Elden Ring launched last week to rave reviews and is already looking like a GOTY contender despite its share of technical issues. Fans of the Souls games have flocked to the latest title in droves – we've already seen it smash records for From Software on platforms like Steam, and it appears retail copies of the game are also breaking records for the studio.
New launch-week sales numbers have been published by GI.biz, showing that Elden Ring has managed to surpass other Souls titles in physical sales at launch. For the week ending on February 26th, Elden Ring debuted as the number one selling game in the UK, beating out the likes of Horizon: Forbidden West and Pokémon Legends: Arceus, which take up the second and third slots respectively.
Boxed sales for Elden Ring are 26 percent higher than Dark Souls 3 at launch, a number that is made more surprising due to the fact that many console gamers have shifted to digital releases since that game's release, with lower physical game sales taking place across the industry. Currently, Elden Ring is the fastest selling ‘Souls' game to date.
Around 63% of physical sales in the UK for Elden Ring were for PlayStation 5, followed by 17% on Xbox platforms, and 17% on PS4 respectively. Just 3% of physical sales were for PC, but we've seen the game crack 900,000 concurrent players on Steam, so we know the game is selling very well digitally on PC.
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KitGuru Says: We just published our Elden Ring analysis with benchmarks across over ten different graphics cards, so if you're interested in how well the game runs on PC right now, you can check that out HERE.