GSD analysts estimated that Starfield was inferior in terms of initial sales in the European market to only four games released in 2023.
Top 10 new products of the year* by the number of copies sold in the first week in Europe:
▪️The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (no data on digital sales);
▪️Star Wars Jedi: Survivor;
▪️Remake of Resident Evil 4;
▪️Final Fantasy XVI;
▪️Dead Island 2;
It is important to note: Starfield had an advantage over other games. The owners of the premium edition of the title started playing Starfield five days before the official release, so the statistics included its sales in about a week and a half, and not in seven days. At the same time, analysts did not take into account the performance of the game in Game Pass.
*GSD does not track data for all games. For example, analysts did not look at the sales of digital versions of games by Take-Two, Ubisoft, Square Enix and many other companies, including Larian Studios.