Resident Evil: Village has comfortably taken No.1 spot in this week's UK boxed charts, according to GfK Entertainment.
"49% of its sales were on PS5, 31% on PS4 and 20% on Xbox." That's a bigger split than I was expecting.
Holy crap, that's a huge difference. 80% on PlayStation.
Physical copies only. Would be interesting to see the digital split between the platforms.
What i find odd, is how they have not stated whether the figures are for Series or xbox one, but have split PS4 and PS5 sales? But yet it is the 3rd best selling game on Xbox Series S|X? something is a miss. "It is already No.3 on the all-time Xbox Series list, behind Call of Duty and Immortals Fenyx Rising."
Isn't it one and the same version? So they have no way of knowing how many were bought for XSX and how many for XB1. But in that case I don't understand how they would know it's the third best selling XSX game...
Xbox One and Series are one and the same. There is no distinct Series S/X version like there is with PS4 and PS5.
There is no split because the Series X and regular Xbox One release is the only one release. No way to know how that splits, but, either way it only amounts to 20% overall which is pretty pathetic
I get that everyone, but how did they deduce it as being a number 3 on the Series S|X list? @Nyxus "Isn't it one and the same version? So they have no way of knowing how many were bought for XSX and how many for XB1." So how do they know it is the 3rd best seller on the Series? They must know the split? I would like to know the split between xbox one and Series. It is more common for gamers on xbox to buy digitally, and all this means is that the PS5 garnered nearly half of physical sales, which is what this figure accounts for. It would be interesting to see the digital split between the platforms.
Next time people want to talk about install base they should remember that, once you take out Series X/S sales, the PS5 version will have outsold the PS4 and Xbox One versions combined. But people are still going to say next year that games need to be on PS4 because of the install base. So dumb.
I bet they're waiting for Gamepass.
I bet is the same old story of low Xbox software sales since the start of last generation. Gamepass is just a new excuse to use.
Paleblood But game sales will get even worse, since many Xbox players are conditioned to wait for games now.
Damn so nobody bought it on PC ... Ah this is just physical copies
These are physical sales. Who on earth buys PC games physically?
I do buy some physical on PC; they just have a code anyways lmao
They have to come up with a way to start tracking digital sales and include those figures in the data.
Returnal dropped hard, I hope Returnal is commercially successful for HouseMarque.
Launch for Returnal seemed very weird. It is the only game I've tried buying in a store on release day and couldn't, since back in the 360 era when games would have a "ship" date not a "release" date. None of the Best Buy's in my state had any stock. Meanwhile the store I went to's game cage was stacked with dozens and dozens of copies of Pokémon Snap
Think they probably underestimated the games popularity as it's a niche genre they were playing with and generally don't make blockbusters. Though I found a copy on Friday on first go. But they did check the store and say they had to confirm it wasn't on hold so I think I got the last copy at my local store
The main issues are that the game is too expensive (I don't live in the UK but €80 here in Ireland is madness) and the game is not something that a lot of people are sure they would like (it's big budget rogue-lite). Regardless of the game's quality, those factors are not a good combination for sales, and a lot of people are likely waiting for a sale for the game to go down to at least a normal price. RE8 is obviously a much bigger budget game and yet it's €10 cheaper than Returnal. That is off-putting to customers. I think Sony needs to drop their new pricepoint or at least be a bit more flexible (game by game by basis). Returnal would be much more competitive at the same price that, e.g. GOT, TLOU2, Spider-man (PS4), etc sold at.
WTF u mean it dropped hard lol it was Tracked for 1 day and it placed 3rd idiot lol?
@dinodash "Returnal, falls to No.15 after an 84% drop in sales" I think someone needs to check his/her eyes/brain before calling someone idiot lol?
I would think tracking digital sales would be the easiest thing ever compared to physical ( sales vs shipped, getting sales reports in, etc, etc ). I mean all digital purchases go through the store so how hard would it be to keep a count of each sale via some coding in the background. You could literally have figures accurate up until the last sale as they happen.
@Teflon I pre-ordered mine and when I went to pick up Returnal the sales associate said they only had 3 copies that weren't preorders and they sold out 20 minutes after the store opened. So no one was prepared. They just turned away people after that.
That is unfortunate...it seems the publisher (Sony) may have dropped the ball on this one, if the reason for the lack of physical copies isn't somehow related to the global shipping woes (and it very well might be), but if it isn't Sony should have known a ps5 exclusive would sell well right now because gamers are starved for new content for ps5. Even if the game isn't what most gamers would normally buy in normal times, these are not normal times.
Most Xbox players buy their games digitally
Or they're waiting for the Gamepass version. :D
Or this is just the same old trend of low Xbox software sales we have seen since the start of last Gen.
That too. I can see japanese devs ditching Xbox all together if this continues.
You guys keep making this dumb excuse lool
It's the third biggest PS5 opening sales, but it's the seventh biggest PS5 first week sales, behind even Sackboy? ... What's the relevance of adding that sentence when today is only its 4th day out?
Game sale tallies finished either yesterday or today I think. First weeks aren't counted as a first full week but how many copies were sold to a specific day of the week. So say every Monday the chart resets. If it releases Friday, first week tallies until Monday etc
The reality of videogaming. And people still ask why japonese and not just them support so much Sony. Where is the money? Show me the money.
this split is very telling actually.
Lol remember that time a few days ago I promised RE Village on PS5 would outsell PS4 and everyone said "no way, install base, install base!" ( https://n4g.com/news/241496... @TheRealTedCruz @CrimsonWing69 @DreadfulHero I can't wait to hear the excuses about how "it's just one region, I'm sure sales were totally different everywhere else." Can't wait for the PSN charts for May showing it way higher on PSN on PS5 than PS4.
Well I had to have the PS4 version delivered to me via Doordash from a Gamestop in Houston because between Best Buy, 3 Walmart stores and 5 Gamestops, none had the PS4 version in my town but all had the PS5 version. I was told they were selling as soon as they got stock for the PS4 version at one of the Walmart stores.
The downside of gamepass. X players unable to buy a game normally
I can see this becoming an issue with japanese devs. Their games never sold well to begin with on Xbox.
I mean, from the consumer's perspective, that's an upside to Gamepass. If you can wait and you believe you'll be able to play a game in a few months as part of something you already pay for, that's a great position to be in. Now the question for Sony is whether they can figure a way to turn this to their advantage. Like by approaching publishers and saying, "hey, your sales are going to be on our platform anyway, why not do a timed exclusivity deal, then you can just launch on Gamepass later."
Not all game are guarantee to be on gamepass so more than waiting is just hoping. Microsoft will have to pay a lot of money to each developer to put their games on gamepass day 1.
And this is a negative effect that will hurt Xbox on the long run as its user base no longer wants to buy software and just wait and hope to get it on gamepass one day.
Cant speak for yourself, but i have gamepass ultimate, and i have still bought resident evil village? Gamepass does not stop me buying games i want, if they are not on gamepass, i buy them, simples.
Well deserved. The game is great. And 49% sold on PS5? That's crazy.
Why is that crazy?
Crazy in a good way. I didn't expect it to outsell the PS4 version.
Why not? Hitman 3 and Outriders on PS5 each outsold their PS4 counterparts, and now more people have PS5s than at those launches. I'd be willing to bet good money the same is true for Miles Morales, but I don't have numbers so I can't make that claim for sure. Sales on last gen machines always drop off after new consoles launch. Same thing happened last gen when MGSV launched cross-gen. PS3/360 had install base probably 3 times the size of PS4/Xbox One, but the game sold over 90% on the newer machines.
I actually bought it on xbox1 since i have no games for it really.
That sale split is good. Didn't knew many people already had a PS5 on the UK 🇬🇧. On the other hand, it has been the same old story with Xbox low software sales since the start of last Gen. People may want to say excuses as "is because of gamepass" or "is because they buy digitally only" but this is not new. It has been like than for many years.
80% of xbox gamers don't live, anywhere near a store. which explains the difference in sales
Means nothing when we don't know how many units it sold, and what the breakdown of digital vs physical was.
It's meaningful for comparing PS5 to PS4. It certainly undercounts the next gen platforms to a degree though, because people who have either the PS5 Digital or the Series S can't play physical games. It's also useful because a game that tops the physical charts is unlikely to bomb digitally. There are occasionally discrepancies (like I think there was a point last year between TLOU 2 and Ghost of Tsushima where one sold slighly better overall even though the other sold better digitally, can't remember which was which), but by and large chart performance through retail is going to be indicative of overall performance. We get such a small amount of solid data on these types of things though, that we have to go with what we can get. Unfortunately the UK boxed numbers are about the only instance where we reliably get sales broken down by platform. In the absence of better data (which I'd love to see), this is useful information to work from. So saying it "means nothing" is a bit of a reach.
I don't know. If we look at Ubisoft and EA sales reports Playstation sales are always double or more than Xbox. I wouldn't imagine Japanese games would be any different. Just look at Nier Replicant which also launched to 80% 20% split just like this one. Xbox gamers always say they buy games, but, when it comes to sales the excuse is they bought it digital. Where Playstation digital sales overall literally destroy Xbox completely in every way, so I would be doubtful of the digital sales excuse.
Isn't RE8 a Playstation marketed game? Aren't there more PS5 (although very hard to get) on the market then Series X/S? I bought it digitally on the Series X because I wanted the better frames and performance. It's rare now that I buy a physical disc for a game.
"Aren't there more PS5 (although very hard to get) on the market then Series X/S?" Yes, but this 20% figure includes ALL Xbox copies, i.e. XBOX one's 50 odd million consoles as well. Yet PS5 on its own accounts for 50% of sales despite only circa 7 million consoles sold last count.
Which is why we need real numbers not percentages - and we need to know the digital vs physical split. 50% of 100 mil is a lot, 50% of 100 is not. “but this 20% figure includes ALL Xbox copies, i.e. XBOX one's 50 odd million consoles as well.” But it doesn’t… because it’s physical only… for one country… P.S. there are definitely not 50 mil xbox ones or 7 mil PS5’s in the UK lol. The population is only 68 mil. That would mean over 10% of the country has a PS5, and 75% have an Xbox One… Sony and Microsoft would love if those numbers were true lol. With Capcom announcing 3 mil in sales worldwide, you’d assume the number of people who bought it in the UK, and on physical, is probably relatively small.
They isn’t many ps5 games so far that’s why lol my ps5 is playing more PS4 games at the min
I find this really interesting :- "Village is also the second biggest Xbox Series X/S launch so far, behind Call Of Duty, and the third biggest seller behind Cold War and, surprisingly, Immortals Fenyx Rising. In terms of other Resident Evil games, the physical sales are down 25% on 2019’s Resident Evil 2 and 40% down on 2017’s Resident Evil 7." A 40% drop in the physical sales figures compared to the last game, does this point to more gamers buying digitally? This would explain the 20% xbox figure, as xbox gamers tend to buy digital more than the competition.
People keep saying more people buy digitally on Xbox than on PlayStation, but is there any actual data that indicates this?
Would you not say an 80% to 20% physical sales gap, points to more playstation gamers buying physical than digital? This along with a 40% drop in physical sales across all platforms? It is not rocket science to see where the data is pointing. RE8 is the 3rd best selling launch game on series S|X, so where is the data to back that up? It surely is not in that 20% physical sales. The Medium turned a profit in less than a week, but RE8 has already outsold that launch figure on Series X alone? 3 million total sales (digital and physical) That is a maximum of 600,000 copies across xbox one and series, and that is only distributing sales across playstation and xbox, if xbox only sold 20%, then this figure is going to be much much lower once we factor in steam. Sorry, but although articles are claiming a PS/Xbox split of 80-20%, the evidence points to a flip on the digital side, i will await digital sales figures across the platforms.
"Would you not say an 80% to 20% physical sales gap, points to more playstation gamers buying physical than digital?" Not really. Usually physical sales are pretty indicative of digital sales, I don't expect a radical difference in any case. "Sorry, but although articles are claiming a PS/Xbox split of 80-20%, the evidence points to a flip on the digital side, i will await digital sales figures across the platforms." Sorry, but I'm going to need some more evidence for such a statement, because that would be a pretty crazy situation.
I checked and couldn't find a single copy of Resident Evil 8 for PS4 in my city. That includes Best Buy, 3 Walmart stores and 5 Gamestops. I had to have it delivered same day from a Gamestop in Houston. Every store had it for PS5 though.
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