The force is strong with Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, as the game secured the top spot as the best-selling retail game in the UK during the week of April 23, according to the GfK. The report also notes that the game had the second-largest launch sales of the year, following Hogwarts Legacy. However, the sales figures for Jedi: Survivor were 35% lower than its predecessor, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, but this only accounts for boxed copies sold in the UK.
Price Tag Impact on Sales
One factor that could have contributed to the lower sales figures of Jedi: Survivor is its price tag, which is more expensive than its predecessor. According to the data, retail copies of Jedi: Survivor sold for around £10 more than Jedi: Fallen Order.
Of the boxed sales for Jedi: Survivor, 82% were on PS5 and 18% were on Xbox, as reported by GfK. However, the digital sales figures for the game worldwide have not yet been released, so it is still uncertain how the game will stack up against Jedi: Fallen Order, in terms of overall sales.
Dead Island 2 and Other Bestsellers
In other gaming news, Dead Island 2 dropped down to the second spot on the bestsellers’ list during the week of April 23, with sales decreasing by 45%. Meanwhile, FIFA 23 secured the third spot, followed by Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Hogwarts Legacy. The top ten best-selling retail games in the UK during the week of April 23, as per GfK’s report, are as follows:
- Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
- Dead Island 2
- FIFA 23
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Hogwarts Legacy
- Super Mario Odyssey
- Minecraft (Nintendo Switch)
- Minecraft Legends
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
- Resident Evil 4
Although Jedi: Survivor’s launch sales figures fall short of its predecessor, the game is still off to a strong start, at least in the UK. It remains to be seen how the game’s worldwide digital sales will perform in comparison to Jedi: Fallen Order. Nevertheless, Jedi: Survivor’s sales success and the overall week’s bestsellers are an indication that the gaming industry is set for exciting times ahead.