LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is the new Elden Ring

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LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is one of the best debuts of the year. In fact, it’s already the second best-selling game in the US in 2022 after Elden Ring. A large part of that is due to its appeal to families and availability on the Nintendo Switch, where the game performs particularly well.

“LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga was the best-selling game of the month across Nintendo, PlayStation, Xbox and Steam,” said Mat Piscatella, gaming analyst at NPD Group. “It achieved the highest monthly launch dollar sales of any LEGO game in history, and a month later was among the 6 best-selling LEGO games to date.”

It’s also the first non-Nintendo game since Monster Hunter: Rise in March 2021 to top the Switch sales charts. This tells the story of what’s going on in this game. It is exerting its broad appeal.

This LEGO Star Wars finds audiences on next-gen consoles, Steam and Nintendo Switch. The last one is crucial because the home audience has a lot of purchasing power. That’s what propelled Mario Kart 8 into the top 10 monthly grossing games.

The game has been so successful that it has even surpassed the sales of Pokémon Legends: Arceus (physical edition only) and Horizon: Forbidden West so far this year. Of course, these games are exclusive to the platform. But that didn’t stop them from surpassing games like Dying Light 2.

The Skywalker Saga should also have strong legs, as families want to pick it up during the holidays. The question now is whether this success will be enough for Warner Bros., Traveler’s Tale and Disney to make sequels.

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