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The Skywalker saga smashes the sales charts

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is making some serious numbers in the UK, coming in as the second-biggest boxed launch of 2022 so far.

According to sales data provided by GSD (and reported by Eurogamer), TT Games’ ambitious sequel had the second-best launch week of any boxed game in the UK this year, behind Nintendo’s Pokémon Legends Arceus. And it’s topped the canned sales chart for the past week, beating out Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Elden Ring and perennial bestsellers FIFA 22 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

It also means that LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga sold more physical copies during launch week than other high-profile, cross-platform 2022 releases like Elden Ring and Ghostwire: Tokyo, as well as platform exclusives from tries like Horizon Forbidden West and Gran Turismo 7 There are some caveats to this achievement, however.

First of all, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga has launched on just about every major gaming platform possible (mobile devices aside), including PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S /X, Nintendo Switch and PC. It also debuted on a Tuesday, which gave it more time to generate sales compared to typical Friday releases, and its biggest launch platform was the Switch, where gamers generally prefer physical copies. to digital.

That still doesn’t diminish the long-delayed game’s performance in the UK sales charts, suggesting TT Games is poised to win here. The proof of this will be the holding of these figures in the weeks following the launch, but we will keep you informed. For now, check out our final verdict on LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga by clicking here.

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