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After years of comparatively boring LEGO video video games, evidently Traveller’s Tales have lastly knocked it out of the park with the discharge of LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga — not solely has the brick-building compendium seemingly received over critics and followers, but it surely debuted within the high spot of the UK Charts.
A Warner Bros’ printed launch, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga usurped Nintendo journey Kirby and The Forgotten Land in an effort to seize the coveted No.1 spot. In reality, this newest launch in a protracted, lengthy line of LEGO releases has formally had the largest UK launch in franchise historical past, beating out the earlier record-holder — 2008’s LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures — by round 9%.
As noted by GamesIndustry.biz, when it comes to bodily gross sales, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is the second fastest-selling game of 2022 thus far, overwhelmed out solely by Kirby’s newest jaunt. While this may occasionally come as one thing of a shock, it ought to be famous that not solely is the LEGO franchise big in Europe, however titles corresponding to FromSoftware’s Elden Ring and Guerrilla Games’ Horizon Forbidden West are much more more likely to see success in digital kind.
Elsewhere within the charts, the success of The Skywalker Saga helped increase gross sales for earlier LEGO adventures, with LEGO Harry Potter, LEGO Jurassic World, and LEGO Marvel Super Heroes titles all receiving sharp gross sales spikes. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is on the market now on PlayStation, PC, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch platforms.