Elden Ring had the biggest Call of Duty UK launch since Red Dead 2

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Elden Ring‘s UK release was the biggest launch for a game other than FIFA or Call of Duty since Rockstar‘s Red Dead Redemption 2 in 2018.

According to digital and physical GSD sales data published on GamesIndustry.biz, FromSoftware‘s newest game sold over twice as well as Horizon Forbidden West and even outsold huge launches from last year such as Cyberpunk 2077 and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.

Digital sales are said to account for over 68% of Elden Ring’s sales, with Xbox and PC being the largest digital platforms. Almost 85% of Elden Ring’s Xbox sales were digital, as were around 73% of its PC sales.

The physical sales of Elden Ring were split between 32% on PS5, 30% on PC, 29% on Xbox and 9% on PS4.

Earlier this week we reported that Elden Ring had likely smashed Souls series launch records in the UK.

Elden Ring’s physical launch alone beat 2016’s Dark Souls 3 by 26%. This is particularly significant considering the expansion of the digital market over the past six years.

As noted by GI.biz’s Christopher Dring, Souls-like genre sales had been declining at UK retail since Dark Souls 3’s release.

“Sekiro did half of what DS3 did (and 30% of what Bloodborne managed),” he said. “While Demon’s Souls (Remake) did half of what Sekiro did. Elden Ring looks set to end all that and take the genre to new heights.”


Steam figures offered a picture of how Elden Ring performed in terms of global, digital audiences last weekend, topping nearly 900,000 concurrent players on PC.

That was nearly seven times more than Dark Souls 3’s highest ever concurrent player count (129,975).

Having received near-universal praise from critics, Elden Ring is already sitting near the top of some ‘best game of all time’ lists.



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CalicoReidsoPosted:

Elden Ring is going to be the best game of 2022. Anything is better than the last 2 COD's

RareparrotPosted:

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Rareparrot Elden ring is trash i know yall are gonna reply to me saying im delusion but your delusion the game is trash its a fantasy game no one likes those


Man you're delusional, you flame every game that's not team-fortress or call of duty. Maybe you're just terrible at the game? I saw you say you refunded it after an hour. For the game being so long you didn't even dip your foot in and I'd put money on the fact that it's because you couldn't figure it out. The games not bad you're just bad at the game.


1v1 me kid ill show you whos trash

tO0tPosted:

Rareparrot Elden ring is trash i know yall are gonna reply to me saying im delusion but your delusion the game is trash its a fantasy game no one likes those


Man you're delusional, you flame every game that's not team-fortress or call of duty. Maybe you're just terrible at the game? I saw you say you refunded it after an hour. For the game being so long you didn't even dip your foot in and I'd put money on the fact that it's because you couldn't figure it out. The games not bad you're just bad at the game.

XBL-ABPosted:

Rareparrot Elden ring is trash i know yall are gonna reply to me saying im delusion but your delusion the game is trash its a fantasy game no one likes those


ok news bot, nice spam tho

THQPosted:

Rareparrot Elden ring is trash i know yall are gonna reply to me saying im delusion but your delusion the game is trash its a fantasy game no one likes those

Disagree as do half a million people, next. Stop just flaming every news article

RareparrotPosted:

Elden ring is trash i know yall are gonna reply to me saying im delusion but your delusion the game is trash its a fantasy game no one likes those


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