Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga tops sales chart, beats Elden Ring and Horizon Forbidden West

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will release in Spring 2022

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga has enjoyed an excellent launch and is currently top of the UK’s boxed game sales chart, which also features the likes of Horizon Forbidden West and Elden Ring.

The game was released on April 5th and has been a critical darling since hitting shelves.

Lego Star Wars has a Metacritic score of 82 along with a user rating of 8.6 from 194 ratings.

That is a remarkably strong start to life in stores and it is little surprise that the game is flying off the shelves.

After all, Star Wars is perhaps one of the strongest entertainment IPs out there, and this game taps into both a deep well of nostalgia and offers a fresh take on an ever-expanding universe.

The game is now the fastest-selling Lego title in history, both in the United Kingdom and worldwide.

The game remains at the very top of the sales charts, per Gamesindustry.biz, and is joined by some heavy hitters.

Per the report, FIFA 22 is the second-highest seller, with the season now approaching the run-in.

At number three, Pokemon Legends: Arceus climbs two places to number three, while Mario Kart 8: Deluxe is fourth.

Datacards location in Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

Perhaps surprisingly, it was a remarkably strong week for WWE 2K22, which has risen from 12th to fifth in the sales chart. The wrestling game has likely been boosted by a number of discounts on various storefronts, while it has also reviewed strongly, and is a notable step up on the last release in the franchise, WWE 2K20.

Elden Ring continues to show its strong legs by coming in sixth in the charts, while that is followed by Horizon Forbidden West. It’s fair to say that the latter has been somewhat overshadowed by the former, which came out a week later.

In eighth is Grand Theft Auto 5, which remains one of the biggest-selling videogames of all time.

At ninth is the Nintendo Switch version of Minecraft, while Animal Crossing: New Horizons rounds out the top 10.

It means that Kirby and the Forgotten Land has fallen out of the top 10, dropping to No.12.

There was just one new release in the charts: Moto GP 22. It debuts at No.39, with the majority of sales coming on PS5.

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