It seems that LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is doing so well that it has already sold more than the last Pokemon title and horizon 2.
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We had already heard about the massive numbers coming from the initial sales (3.2 million copies in two weeks), but the latest LEGO video game has now taken its success to a whole new level. For GamesBeat, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga it now sits comfortably as the second biggest video game release of 2022 in the United States, behind only Bandai Namco and FromSoftware. elden ring.
NPD Group gaming analyst Mat Piscatella said:
“LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga was the best-selling game of the month across Nintendo, PlayStation, Xbox and Steam platforms… It achieved the highest launch-month dollar sales for any LEGO title in history, and after one month ranks among the top 6 best-selling LEGO sets to date.”
Also, it’s the first non-Nintendo game since Monster Hunter: Ascend (in March 2021) to finish a month as #1 on the Nintendo Switch sales chart. This speaks volumes about the broad appeal it has across different generations of gamers and Star Wars fans. Of course, all the anticipation and hype he’s generated since he was revealed almost three years ago helped, too.
To put things in perspective, the skywalker saga has even sold more Pokémon Legends: Arceus (only physical) and Horizon: Forbidden West, the last behemoth of Sony’s own. Needless to say, those games are exclusive to the platform, but their IP power is pretty heavy.
With the summer holidays just around the corner, Lucasfilm Games, WB Games, and TT Games should only expect those numbers to rise, giving the family-friendly celebration of Skywalker Saga some extra legs. Although it was heralded as the culmination of star Wars video games, we wouldn’t be surprised if the powers that be wanted to go ahead with LEGO Star Wars: The Mandalorian or another project that covered installments outside of the Skywalker Saga.
Francisco J. Ruiz is that guy who has seen Jurassic Park a thousand times and love Star Wars. Her hunger for movies is matched only by her love for video games. He has a degree in English Philology from the University of Malaga, in Spain. While he continues to write about what he likes (and doesn’t like) about websites around the world, he continues his studies.