According to the latest reports, Alden Ring is the biggest new IP since The Division 2016 and the best-selling game in the first week since Call of Duty: Vanguard was in November last year. Total sales of the game have exceeded 12 million copies since its release. Has achieved. A new press release issued by Framasoft mentioned the total sales of the game, ie 12 million, and announced that one million of this amount was sold in Japan. "It 's amazing to see how many people are experiencing Alden Ring," said Hidtaka Miyazaki, CEO and director of Alden Ring. On behalf of the entire development team, I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart. Alden Ring based on a story by George R. R. Made by Martin. We hope that players will enjoy a high level of freedom of action while adventure in the vast world of the game, discovering many secrets and facing its various threats. Thank you for your continued support.
Yasu Miyakawa, President of Namco Bandai, also said: P>
Collaboration between Framesoftor and Namco's gang has brought a whole new action and role-playing game called Alden Ring, which has sold more than 12 million units worldwide. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all my fans who have experienced Alden Ring. I'm very proud to work with Framesoftor, directed by Miyazaki and George R. R. Martin was involved in making such an extraordinary game.
A lot of effort was put into creating the Alden Ring so that we could exceed the expectations of our fans around the world. Likewise, we will continue our efforts to expand this IP beyond the game and into everyday life. We will continue to create fun and satisfaction through entertainment so that we can get closer to our fans around the world and connect with them.
The best-selling games of February
It should be noted that Alden Ring experienced the
highest sales on PC with 44% of total sales. Then
PlayStation 5 with 27%, Xbox with 16% and finally PlayStation 4
with 13% of total sales. Alden Ring was actually the
best-selling game in Europe in February and topped the
table in most major regions, with the exception of Germany,
which topped Pokmon Legends: Arceus.
The second best-selling game of the month was Horizon Forbidden West. This game is the best-selling PlayStation 5 game in the first week, with the exception of the Call of Duty series. 59% of game sales were expected on PlayStation 5 and the rest went to PlayStation 4. This shows why Sony continues to release new games on its eighth generation console. Of course, it goes without saying that the price of the game on the PlayStation 4 console was lower and on the other hand, upgrading it to ninth generation graphics was free.
The best-selling single-platform game was Pokmon Legends: Arceus, which performed better on PC than Alden Ring. since Nintendo does not share digital game sales figures, the published statistics are for the physical sales of the game. Dying Light 2: Stay Human is also ranked fifth in the table. Takland Studio's new zombie-themed game sold the most on PlayStation 5 with 44% of total sales.
sales of the game on PlayStation 4, Xbox series and PC were 28%, 16% and 12%, respectively. The other new game of the month is the effect of Total War: Warmer 3 strategy, which reached the seventh place in the table only with its release on PC. Overall, 13.56 million games were sold across European markets, up 8% from February 2021. Physical games accounted for 5.9 million copies (11 percent increase) and digital sales for 7.66 million copies (6 percent increase).
sales statistics of consoles and accessories
Excellent sales of Nintendo Switch
In terms of console sales in Europe, Nintendo Switch It was easily ranked first. It goes without saying that the sales figures for consoles in the UK and Germany are not included in this report. Overall, hardware sales fell 32 percent from January and 44 percent from February last year. Switch sales also fell 14 percent from February 2021, but up 52 percent from February 2020, the year before the Corona epidemic.
Xbox's superiority after a long time!
It is worth mentioning that PlayStation 5 and Xbox X series are still struggling with their lack of inventory. However, for the first time sales of Xbox series consoles Across Europe it was higher than PlayStation 5. This is primarily due to the availability of the Xbox S-Series. . This indicates a decrease of 27% compared to January and 11% compared to February of the previous year. The best-selling product has reportedly been the PlayStation 4 console dual-shock controller. Next in second place is the Dual Sense, which is followed by Nintendo Switch channels and Xbox Wireless Controller, respectively. Finally, the Pulse 3D headset is in fifth place, and since it is not a controller, it has experienced good sales.