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Starfield debuts at No.1 | UK Boxed Charts

Three new titles have joined the charts this week, including NBA 2K24

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Obscure_Observer252d ago (Edited 252d ago )

Dismantling false narratives about Xbox gamers that don´t buy games because of Gamepass.

Congratulations goes to everyone at Bethesda and Team Xbox for this amazing game which is nothing but a success made an instant classic!

EasilyTheBest252d ago (Edited 252d ago )

Starfield has topped the UK physical charts this week.

GFK's report showed that the space-action RPG sold more physical copies on Xbox than it did on PC.

Awesome game.
In before the Salt arrives.

Eonjay252d ago

The desire to get others as salty as possible does seem to be the actual goal here. Its not about supporting devs or actually enjoying a GOOD game. Its all about trying to trigger people so you can convince yourself you have something someone else wants. I think its great someone bought some games on XBox for this one week. Xbox was always in every possible universe going to outsell physical PC copies. Now go enjoy the game!

darthv72252d ago

You know... that isnt hard to do seeing as PC hasnt had physical copies of games for many many years now.

nommers252d ago

I don’t think physical copies of games are much sold at all on PC anymore. If they are it’s very rare.

Petebloodyonion252d ago

You know that there's no physical version on PC right?

EvertonFC251d ago (Edited 251d ago )

PC is 100% digital sales pmsl 🤣😂
It's scary how many gamers have disagreed with others stating PC is all digital.
Surely they know that's a thing for decades haha

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Flawlessmic252d ago

1 massive, eagerly awaited game from a highly acclaimed studio doesn't exactly change the narrative, bethesda games have always sold like hot cakes.

It's the exception not the rule at this point but either way very happy to see people buying the game enjoying my time with it so far, vanguard questline was pretty cool.

thesoftware730252d ago

Flaw,

That's not really the point though, The narrative is that Xbox games don't buy games period.

I get that you are saying as of right now it's not the "rule" but it does indeed disprove a false narrative.

Flawlessmic252d ago

@soft,

they generally don't though, whether you want to admit that or not, I'm a prime example of an xbox gamer that outside of gamepass i try to spend little else and use that money to buy games on other platforms. In saying that i purchased the premium upgrade for early access for starfield.

Like I said 1 massive game doest change the narrative or the actual fact that most games don't sell well on xbox, that's literally a fact lol

Ps. How you finding starfield so far?
If ur into forza maybe we can link up and play when that drops!

Elda252d ago (Edited 252d ago )

Agreed. I use my XBSX for GP only. I mostly buy physical copies of games for my PS5 & every now & then for my Switch. I'm playing the Vanguard side quest now & it's interesting.

Obscure_Observer252d ago

"1 massive, eagerly awaited game from a highly acclaimed studio doesn't exactly change the narrative, bethesda games have always sold like hot cakes."

Well, it certainly was a major blow at people expecting this game to fail both on sales and critical acclaim because it´s an Xbox exclusive.

Xbox gamers don´t play RPG games = false.
Xbox gamers don´t buy games because of Gamepass = false.
PC gamers won´t buy Starfield because of Gamepass = false.
Starfield won´t move Xbox consoles = false.
Bethesda needs Playstation to successful = false.
Bethesda games will be worse under Xbox because of Gamepass = false

Those are the narratives debunked by Starfield as of now.

If it´s really an exception or a new trend, we´ll find out very soon as Forza Motorsport is just around the corner.

Lightning77252d ago

If Xbox gamers don't buy games then why did Forza and Halo chart a few years ago?

LonDonE252d ago

Obscure_Observer YOU NAILED IT LOL THE SALT

Lightning77252d ago (Edited 252d ago )

Technically you are on to something. I also don't think every AAA release won't chart like this. Highly anticipated games like Forza and Halo charted now this game. Redfall flopped hard obviously.

Will something like Avowed or chart? If the game is very good plus with great marketing then I'd say yes It depends on the quality. Being a new IP is always hard so whom knows for Avowed.

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BrainSyphoned252d ago

Wow! Beating out an NBA game in its homeland of the UK and a bunch of old games? Impressive feat.

Cockney252d ago

Wouldn't the homeland of nba be the us?

Lightning77252d ago

Yearly sports games. It's s good change of pace to see something else at number 1

EvertonFC252d ago (Edited 252d ago )

Before I start congrats and SF is very good game but;
Don't all the Xbox gamers on here say GP is better than ps plus because of free day1 1st party, also moaning about £70 games yet go out and pay £100 for early access premium edition.
Slightly odd and just goes to show when games do eventually reach these premium prices as standard we will pay it.
Great stategy from a business perspective, but moving FWD Xbox will do this premium early play strategy from now and the Xbox gamers will lap it up even though they ripped into playstation games price hike of £70.
So we're happy with buying £100 premium game to play it 1week early now are we ?
Sony will be looking at this and going ohh they don't mind, I can guarantee Sony will follow suit so all our AAA 1st party playstation games will become £100 to play it 1 week early I can guarantee this will become a thing now and mostly likely have your stories ruined by gamers who play it early rather than wait a week for the normal price.
Feel free if I've got that all wrong and looking to much into it.

Lightning77252d ago (Edited 252d ago )

Btw nice of you to run away and block me when I schooled in the DM's most ppl do when I embarrass them so don't feel to bad. Funny because you DM me first then I shut you down.

Anyway.

"but moving FWD Xbox will do this premium early play strategy from now and the Xbox gamers will lap it up even though they ripped into playstation games price hike of £70.
So we're happy with buying £100 premium game to play it 1week early now are we ?"

There's also a little thing called options. Either pay for the 100 for early access or wait for the full release. Not hard to understand.

"I can guarantee Sony will follow suit so all our AAA 1st party playstation games will become £100 to play it 1 week early I can guarantee this will become a thing now and mostly likely have your stories ruined by gamers who play it early rather than wait a week for the normal price.
Feel free if I've got that all wrong and looking to much into it."

So you show concern for something like this but made excuses for PSN+ going up? Even if they did something like this why would you be so concerned suddenly? You never fought back against other things going up so why start there?

I'll say no Sony will not charge a 100$ for 5 day early access. The reason MS is doing this to generate more profits from first party releases. I don't think every 1st party will be early access like Flight Simulator. Hell Blade 2? Maybe. Avowed? Probably not. Gears 6 most definitely whenever thats announced however I think Fable will be the next game to get that SF like push and do early access. I think it'll only work for those big anticipated AAA releases.

Obscure_Observer252d ago (Edited 252d ago )

@EvertonFC

"So we're happy with buying £100 premium game to play it 1week early now are we ?"

Now? No offence, but I don´t think you´re up to date with things regarding Xbox lately.

Early access via Premium Editions for Xbox games is not something new, as Forza Horizon 5 had it, people happily paid £100 for it and the launch was pretty successful.

https://www.trueachievement...

And yes, I paid for Starfield´s Premium Edition not only to get early access and Shattered Space, but also a physical copy to fill my future stellbook from the Constelation Edition.

"Feel free if I've got that all wrong and looking to much into it."

Can´t really tell if you´re right or wrong. In on hand, there´s clearly a demand from PS fans to be granted early access for upcoming Playstation games. On the other hand, Sony is well aware of both Forza Horizon 5 and Starfield´s early access success via Premium Editions, and yet, Spider Man 2 won´t have it.

So I think we´ll have to wait and see how future unfolds.

ArmrdChaos251d ago

It's not like Microsoft tried to charge people for a demo.

Ps5conehead252d ago

So why are you on here and not playing it if it’s so great

EvertonFC251d ago

Can you not multitask 😂🤣 bless

derek251d ago (Edited 251d ago )

@Obscure, I suggest xbox fans drop the persecution complex. Xbox gamers do not buy games in the amount they use to years ago, this is a fact. Even Microsoft has stated that gamepass has impacted the purchasing habits of xbox console owners.

PhillyDonJawn251d ago

Oh that's been debunked. No one truly believes that

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thesoftware730252d ago

Man, this game is massive, MS and Bethesda must be celebrating this big win.

The game is on the lips of everyone from journalists, gamers, developers, and even the haters.

BrainSyphoned252d ago

Exactly why Trump is the greatest man to ever live.