Earlier today we shared the UK’s top 10 software sellers for the week ending April 9, 2022. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga managed to snatch the top spot from Kirby for the week, but we now have a better idea of just how important the early game is.
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga now holds the honor of having the biggest launch of any LEGO game in history, taking the record from LEGO Indiana Jones. Star Wars managed to topple Jones with a whopping 8.4% sales difference.
To put things into more perspective, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga managed to overtake retail sales of Horizon Forbidden West and Elden Ring, but it couldn’t beat Pokémon Legends: Arceus, which holds the first place in the UK for Commercial Launches 2022.
As for the distribution between versions, LEGO Star Wars sold 31% of its physical units on PS5, followed by 26% on Switch, 23% on Xbox and 20% on PS4.
When it comes to beating the all-time bestsellers in the LEGO gaming genre, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will have to topple LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, which holds the top spot in terms of total sales. This title is followed by LEGO Batman at #2 and LEGO Indiana Jones at #3. LEGO Star Wars 2: Original Trilogy currently sits in fourth place, and LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga completes the top 5. All of these games have sold over a million units in the UK alone and have grossed £27m to £27m. 34 million box office receipts.
Obviously, the big issue here is digital sales. If the game sells so well physically, there’s no doubt that digital units are flying off virtual shelves as well. We don’t have any digital sales details yet, but those charts should arrive over the next few days.