Well yes. Although the results of the retail market alone, which we have seen in this article , showed in the first position in the UK in terms of sales, in its launch week, Gran Turismo 7, the truth in terms of copies distributed in total is quite different. digital is also coming into play, which today represents the most widespread and fastest growing distribution system.
Taking into account all sales, Gran Turismo 7 is doing very well, but it does not exceed the very high wall represented by the Elden Ring.
Let’s see together the sales ranking in the United Kingdom, from the first to the tenth position, as drawn up by GSD :
- Elden Ring
- Grand Touring 7
- FIFA 22
- Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Horizon Forbidden West
- Star Wars Battlefront II
- Horizon Zero Dawn
- Batman Arkham Collection
- F1 2021
Elden Ring took the best-selling title in digital format for the second consecutive week, recording a drop of only 56% (if this seems like a serious drop, it’s because you don’t know the average drops in these cases). Combining digital sales with physical sales, the decline grows to 61%. the From Software title also has the obvious advantage of being cross-platform, and has sold 42% of copies on PlayStation , 32% on Xbox consoles and 26% on Windows PCs.
Gran Turismo 7 stands out in second place since its debut, selling 57% of copies in digital format. A great result, especially when compared to that of Gran Turismo Sport at the time, with growth of 185% even in the digital market alone. Combining physical sales with digital ones, it can be seen that 78% of sales concerned the PlayStation 5 version , while the rest was destined for old-gen consoles. It is the third best launch on the next-gen Sony console in 2022, behind Elden Ring and Horizon Forbidden West.
It should be borne in mind that GSD only includes the data of its member companies in these rankings, and Nintendo is not, which explains why titles such as Pokémon Arceus Legends or Triangle Strategy are missing.