Elden Ring Is Europe’s Biggest New IP Since The Division
Elden Ring is the best-selling new gaming IP in Europe since Ubisoft The Division in 2016.
Identified in the latest GSD data as reported gamesindustry.biz Elden Ring is also the biggest game released in Europe since 2021’s Call of Duty: Vanguard, meaning it has outsold the likes of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, Halo: Infinite, and Horizon: Forbidden West. The GSD data also included a breakdown by format. Showing that 44% of European copies of Elden Ring were sold on PC. Followed by 27% on PlayStation 5, 16% on Xbox, and 13% on PS4.
Elden Ring continues its global dominance as it became the top-selling US game of 2022
Last week and was only beaten by Call of Duty: Vanguard in the previous 12 months. Confirming the GSD data showing strong PC sales. Elden Ring’s popularity on Steam grew day by day during the opening weekend before. Becoming the sixth most played game of all time on the platform among concurrent users. It’s been proven to be some sort of cultural phenomenon. A crazy ad, a Twitch streamer’s chat playing while sweeping, someone using a Ring Fit Nintendo Switch controller to defeat a boss. And they even have their own candy.
In our 10/10 review, IGN said,
“Elden Ring is a massive iteration of what FromSoftware started with the Souls series, bringing relentlessly challenging combat into an incredible open world that gives us the freedom to choose our own path.”To make that choice with the most accessible information, check out our guide, which has everything you could ever hope to know about Elden Ring, including collectible locations, boss strategies, and more.
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally tweets @thelastdinsdale.