Elden Ring becomes Europe’s biggest new games IP since The Division

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Elden Ring is now officially the biggest new games IP since Ubisoft’s The Division in 2016.

That’s according to data from the latest GSD market report which tracks the sales of games in Europe. As reported by GamesIndustry.biz, the game easily grabbed the number one spot in most major European territories for February 2021. The only exception to its chart dominance was Germany, where Pokémon Legends: Arceus took the top spot.

According to the data, the most popular platform for Elden Ring sales was on the PC, which has made up for 44% of sales of the game so far. Close behind is the PlayStation 5 version, which is said to make up 27% of sales. Coming up in the rear is the Xbox version at 16% and the last-gen PlayStation 4 version with 13%.

Coming in second for the month was the PlayStation exclusive Horizon: Forbidden West, which itself was the best selling PS5 launch outside of the Call of Duty series. For games releasing on just one console, again that was Pokémon Legends Arceus on the Nintendo Switch. According to the figures, that narrowly beat those of Elden Ring‘s sales on PC in February.

Hardware wise, the figures also revealed that Xbox also managed to outsell the PlayStation 5 for the first time with Xbox Series console sales in Europe. However, GamesIndustry.biz notes that this is most likely related to the stock issues that continue to plague both consoles. The Xbox Series S model, it says, seems to be much easier to get than either the Series X or the PlayStation 5.

Earlier this month, Elden Ring was already declared the biggest non-CoD or FIFA launch since Red Dead Redemption 2. You can check out our review of the game here.

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Elden Ring

  • Release Date: February 25, 2022
    • - 25 February 2022 (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S)
  • Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X
  • Genre(s): Action, RPG