For some time now, it seems that the success of video games is only measured in sales numbers and of Active users, even when those titles are not online proposals whose player base is essential to ensure the future. What is clear is that in the 4 months of the year, the games that have prevailed have been Elden Ring and Lost Ark with a overwhelming force. The first supplanted the second, but to snatch the throne from FromSoftware’s RPG, a franchise with almost 20 years of life had to arrive.
In this case, the anticipation generated by LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga was completely excusable. We are talking about a title that has taken nothing less than 7 years to finish its development, although that has caused internal problems for its development team. Since last February 25, Elden Ring has dominated the list of sales on Steam, but the massive bet of TT Games has snatched the position.
If we take a look at the information collected by the SteamDB portal, the LEGO adventure game has not only crowned first place on the sales list last week —even though it came out on Wednesday, April 5—, but also holds fourth, fifth and sixth place in the top 10 with its different editions. This success relegates the Japanese RPG to a far from negligible third place while the second place in the table has been occupied by Steam Deck, who seems to have improved its forecast of consoles shipped.
Regardless of this, the British game’s record does not carry over to the other areas of Steam. Although we speak of a sales success during its first weekplacing it as the best-selling game not only in the LEGO saga, but in all Star Wars licenses in its first week, it remains at a seventeenth place in the table of most played of the platform, while Apex Legends has suffered a rebound in recent hours and has snatched fifth place from Elden Ring.