Research firm Newzoo has revealed what it claims were the top-grossing PC and console games in the US and UK during the first quarter of 2023.
Warner’s open-world action RPG sold over 12 million copies and raked in $850 million in sales globally in the first two weeks following its release on February 10, making it the company’s biggest launch ever.
It enjoyed the largest European launch outside of the FIFA and Call of Duty series since October 2018’s Red Dead Redemption 2, and was the best-selling game in the US during the first quarter, ahead of Modern Warfare 2 and the Resident Evil 4 remake.
Survival game Sons of the Forest and Riot’s Valorant were also notable PC successes during the first quarter of 2023. In the US, the former was the second-highest grossing game and the latter was the third-highest grossing title, with their positions reversed in the UK.
The US and UK console revenue charts contained many of the same titles as each other too. NBA 2K23 was at No.2 in the US and No.8 in the UK, while Fortnite was at No.3 in both.
First-party games dominated Nintendo Switch software sales, taking 14 of the 20 available places across the US and UK top ten charts.
Metroid Prime: Remastered led the way in the US and was at No.2 in the UK, behind Fortnite.