Gran Turismo 7 has rocketed to pole position in the UK Sales Chart, becoming the fourth all-new number one in the last four weeks. We’re not lying when we say February/March was wild for new game releases. Triangle Strategy, Square Enix’s first new tactical RPG in what feels like ages, was released on the same day as Gran Turismo 7 and entered the UK Singles Chart at a respectable seventh place.
According to gamesindustry.biz, Gran Turismo 7 is the fourth biggest boxed release of 2022 in the UK and the #1 PlayStation in the country after the successful launch of Horizon Forbidden West. The latest in Sony and Polyphony Digital’s long-running racing sim franchise has got off to a great start, with 76% of sales “for the PS5 version… the rest coming to PS4”. Although people still struggle to pick up a PS5, games perform better than on Sony’s previous generation.
Interestingly, Gran Turismo 7 sold “28% fewer boxed units than 2017’s Gran Turismo Sport”. This is likely due to an increase in digital game sales. The other March 4 release in the UK, meanwhile, entered the Boxed charts at number seven. Triangle Strategy performed “almost exactly the same” as Bravely Default II, “but only managed half of 2018’s Octopath Traveler.” Being a niche title, Square Enix has to be at least somewhat pleased that Triangle Strategy cracked the top ten in the UK upon release.
You can check out the current UK Top 40 on Ukie, where we can see that Elden Ring has slipped to second place, while Pokémon Legends: Arceus remains in third place and continues to be “the best-selling UK boxing game of the year by far” according to gamesindustry .biz, thanks to a “16% increase in sales week over week”. 2022 has been a strong year for new game releases and we’ve barely scratched the surface.
https://www.gamepur.com/news/gran-turismo-7-tops-u-k-charts-while-triangle-strategy-enters-at-number-7 Gran Turismo 7 tops the UK charts while Triangle Strategy debuts at number 7