Elden Ring is Europe’s Biggest New IP Since 2016

FromSoftware's newest game was the biggest seller in Europe last month, ahead of games such as Horizon Forbidden West, Pokemon Legends: Arceus, Dying Light 2, and more.

Posted By | On 15th, Mar. 2022

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FromSoftware’s open world action-RPG Elden Ring has got off to a solid start, with nearly every aspect of the experience enjoying universal accolades across the boards. Unsurprisingly, the title is also performing quite well on the commercial front, and as it turns out, has become the biggest new IP launch in Europe since The Division in 2016.

As reported by GamesIndustry, the latest data revealed by GSD reveals that 44% of Elden Ring’s sales came on PC, followed by PlayStation 5 version selling 27%, the Xbox version selling 16%, and the PlayStation 4 version selling 13%.

As such, it was Europe’s biggest game of February, and ranked No. 1 in most of the major territories, barring Germany, which saw Pokémon Legends: Arceus topping its monthly charts.

Meanwhile, Horizon Forbidden West is the biggest PlayStation 5 launch in the region, and the best launch for a non-Call of Duty PS5 title, placing it at the second position in the overall charts for February. 59% of its sales were on the  PlayStation 5, with the rest being on the PS4.

Additional key takeaways include Pokémon Legends: Arceus being the best-selling game on a single format, and Dying Light 2 Stay Human coming in at No. 5 while selling best on PlayStation 5, accounting for 44% of sales, followed by the PlayStation 4 version selling 28%, the Xbox version selling at 16%, and the PC version selling at 12%. Finally, SEGA’s new strategy game Total War: Warhammer 3 on PC reached No. 7 in the charts.

In total, 13.56 million software units were sold across European markets in February, making it 8% higher over February 2021, with the physical market enjoying a good share of 5.9 million units (up by 11%), and digital sales accounting for 7.66 million units (up by 6%).

You can check out the European GSD February 2022 top 20 games below. Keep in mind that Nintendo does not share their digital sales data, so the position for their games only accounts for the physical sales data.

PositionTitle
1Elden Ring
2Horizon Forbidden West
3Pokémon Legends: Arceus
4FIFA 22
5Dying Light 2 Stay Human
6Grand Theft Auto 5
7Total War: Warhammer 3
8Mario Party Superstars
9XCOM 2
10Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
11F1 2021
12Red Dead Redemption 2
13Big Brain Academy: Brain vs Brain
14NBA 2K22
15Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
16Call of Duty: Vanguard
17Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
18Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition
19Pokémon Brilliant Diamond
20Just Dance 2022

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