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Elden Ring Is the Biggest New IP Launch in Europe Since 2016

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Elden Ring Is the Biggest New IP Launch in Europe Since 2016 sales

According to a report from GamesIndustry.biz, Elden Ring is the biggest new IP launch in Europe since the release of The Division in 2016. Additionally, Elden Ring is the biggest game launch in Europe since Call of Duty: Vanguard arrived in November 2021. GamesIndustry.biz broke down sales of the title between individual platforms. PC accounted for 44% of sales, whereas PlayStation 5 accounted for 27%. Xbox sales accounted for 16% and PlayStation 4 for 13%. [Thanks, GamesIndustry.biz!]

In early March 2021, Famitsu reported PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 sales of Elden Ring had surpassed 278,000 units. The title secured both the first and second spot for most sales within the week of February 21-27, 2022. However, this number only accounted for PS4 and PS5 versions of the game within Japan.

Since its release, Bandai Namco has rolled out numerous bug fixes and updates to Elden Ring. These updates have included balance changes, performance-related issues, and fixing bugged NPC events. Additionally, its 1.02.2 update included an adjustment to the PlayStation 5 version of the game that would now save progression even when the game is not terminated. This was implemented due to several crash-related issues on the PS5.

Elden Ring is available for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC. You can read our review of the PC version, which includes PlayStation 5 impressions.

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