Star Wars: A Sales History - Part 1 Overview - NewsWilliam D'Angelo, posted on 19 December 2011 / 8,677 Views
VGChartz is celebrating the release of Star Wars: The Old Republic by looking at the sales of every Star Wars game released from 2005 to today. There have been 15 games released in the franchise since 2005, including four in the LEGO series. The sales data included are through the week of November 26 and was collected when the data was broken down by Americas, EMEAA and Japan.
The sales history will be broken down into four articles. The first of which will be looking at the sales of every platform combined. The second will focus on the games released on a Sony platform will be up tomorrow, the third on the games released on a Microsoft platform will be up on Wednesday, and the fourth will focus on the games released on a Nintendo platform will be up on Thursday.
Sales of All Platforms Combined
The global sales of Star Wars games fluctuate from nearly 12 million for the best selling game, all the way down to just 200,000. LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga is the only Star Wars game to break the 10 million barrier, while the top five games have sold more than five million units. The top 11 have sold more than one million units, while the bottom four haven’t cracked one million sold. The top nine games have been released on three or more platforms, while the bottom six games are only one one or two platforms.
The LEGO games are by far the most popular series of Star Wars games, selling a combined 28.26 million units. LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga combines the games LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game and LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy along with some extra. It is the best selling game with sales of 11.90 million units.
Other series of Star Wars games include The Force Unleashed, Battlefront, and The Clone Wars. The Force Unleashed series has sold 10.88 million units. The Battlefront series has sold 8.93 million units and The Clone Wars series has sold 3.97 million units.
Star Wars game sales in the Americas vary from over seven million sold down to 206,000. Like with the global sales LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga is the best selling game in the franchise. The top two games sold five million units or more and the top 10 have sold one million units or more. The top nine games have been released on three or more platforms, while the bottom six games are only one one or two platforms.
Star Wars game sales in EMEAA vary from over four million sold down to 77,000. Like with the global and America sales LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga is the best selling game in the franchise. The top seven games have sold one million or more units and the top 10 have sold half a million or more. The top nine games have been released on three or more platforms, while the bottom six games are only one one or two platforms.
Monthly Sales for Select Games
LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga sold 819,780 copies in its first month with 449,610 sales in the Americas. The sales gap between the Americas and EMEAA has grown consistently since it was released. Sales in the Americas continue to grow to this day by over 100,000 each month across all platforms, while in EMEAA it is selling roughly 20,000 to 30,000 each month.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed sold 2.96 million units in its opening month with 1.71 million of that in the Americas. While the gap between the Americas and EMEAA has grown it remains within 1.5 million units. The game was more front loaded than LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga. It has been selling around 20,000 units each month in the Americas and less than 10,000 in EMEAA.
LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars is the most recently released Star Wars game. It sold 1.35 million units in its opening week with 841,000 of those in the Americas. The gap between the Americas and EMEAA has remained within a 500,000 unit range since its release. The game sold 122,000 units last month in the Americas and 46,000 in EMEAA.
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