Baldur’s Gate 3 Has Already Become The Top-Selling Title On Xbox

The award-winning RPG has pulled no punches on the platform.

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  • Baldur’s Gate 3 is dominating the Xbox store, as shared by the studio’s Director of Publishing, Michael Douse.
  • It was the top-selling title on the store some time ago in the top-paid category, overshadowing AAA entries.
  • It came out on Aug 3 for PC, followed by PS5 on Sept 6 and Xbox Series S and Series X on Dec 7. 

Just like the other platforms, Baldur’s Gate 3 has been on a stride on the Xbox Series consoles. The RPG has sold like hotcakes on sale since its arrival barely a week ago. Now, it has hit a major milestone that even Larian Studios’ Director of Publishing, Michael Douse, had to acknowledge. The dev recently took to Twitter and gave a shoutout to the Xbox players that put BG3 at the number one spot amidst the competition.

He has thanked the fans for making such a massive feat possible for Baldur’s Gate 3. It was the top-selling game on the Xbox store at one point when browsed by the top paid entries. At the time of writing, the first spot has been taken over by none other than Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, as the RPG sits in second place.

The current top-selling games on the Xbox store by top-paid option.
The current top-selling games on the Xbox store by top-paid option.

The success has excited a lot of players who were curious about its performance on the platform. Despite its fair share of bugs, Baldur’s Gate 3 has done quite well on Xbox. However, Larian Studios is far from done with it, as Michael has promised a slew of patches that will squash any remaining bugs, like the infamous save issue affecting a plethora of Xbox gamers. A new firmware update has tried to fix the save bug with some success.

Cross-platform multiplayer is still on the devs’ roadmap and will likely arrive somewhere in the near future. We can also expect many other refinements and new features down the road.


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The indie RPG towered over AAA titles this year and hogged the Game of the Year Award away from many contenders. Before its reign on Xbox, it was the best-selling pre-order on PlayStation at one point. We suggest you glance over our guide for the best legendary items before exploring The Forgotten Realms for the first time. Also, read our write-up for the best barbarian subclass to have the best odds against the unfolding narrative.

It came out with a riveting reception on August 3, 2023, for PC. The PlayStation 5 version arrived soon on September 6, followed by the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X on December 7. eXputer’s Huzaifah Durrani has hailed it “one of the greatest RPGs of all time” in his review with a striking 5/5 score. He pointed out the excellent worldbuilding, compelling story, fleshed-out characters, and more that make it shine the most.

So, what makes Baldur’s Gate 3 an absolute behemoth among the other RPGs? Our bite-sized video precisely answers that, with a little bit of its history mixed in between.

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Shameer Sarfaraz is a Senior News Writer on eXputer who loves to devoutly keep up with the gaming and entertainment industries. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and several years of experience reporting on games. Besides his passion for breaking news stories, Shahmeer loves spending his leisure time farming away in Stardew Valley. His articles have been cited by VGC, IGN, GameSpot, Game Rant, TheGamer, GamingBolt, The Verge, NME, Metro, Dot Esports, GameByte, Kotaku Australia, PC Gamer, and more. Experience: 4+ Years

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