Starfield is the fifth fastest-selling game in Europe this year based on its launch week performance.
The data isn’t quite like-for-like, as Starfield’s sales take into account its early access release. Bethesda’s sci-fi RPG was released on September 6 for Xbox Series X/S and PC, but players who pre-ordered its Premium Edition or Constellation Edition were able to start playing on September 1.
The data also doesn’t take into account the number of people who played Starfield via Game Pass. The standard edition of Bethesda’s sci-fi RPG was a day one release for Microsoft’s subscription service on both console and PC.
European 2023 Week One Sales
- Hogwarts Legacy (Warner Bros)
- Diablo 4 (Activision Blizzard)
- The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Nintendo)*
- Star Wars Jedi: Survivor (EA)
- Starfield (Microsoft)
- Resident Evil 4 (Capcom)
- Final Fantasy 16 (Square Enix)
- F1 23 (EA)
- Dead Island 2 (Deep Silver)
- NBA 2K23 (2K Games)
* Digital sales data unavailable
Starfield seemingly broke Microsoft‘s record for the biggest launch day for an Xbox Game Studios title.
Over six million people played the game by the end of its first official day of release, including more than one million concurrent players, according to the platform holder.
Its release also helped propel Xbox Series X/S consoles to their two biggest sales weeks of the year in the UK.
VGC’s Starfield review called it “the ultimate Bethesda game”, saying it “takes what people loved about Fallout and Skyrim and casts it across an enormous galaxy”.
Bethesda recently released Starfield’s first update and announced plans for new features set to be delivered in future patches.