Diablo 4 Remains Germany’s Best-Selling Game In July, Final Fantasy 16 Hits New Milestone

The Square Enix title has now sold 100k copies the European nation.

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  • Diablo 4 retained its position as the best-selling game in Germany for the second month running, while Final Fantasy 16 reached a new sales milestone.
  • The game surpassed 100k sales, with Star Wars Jedi: Survivor now selling over 200k copies in the European country.
  • Pikmin 4 and Remnant 2 were the only two debuts this month, with GTA V and FIFA 23 being the major gainers.

In an impressive feat, Diablo 4 topped the German game sales chart for the second consecutive month since its release in July. The Blizzard RPG held its No.1 spot at the top of the list after previously charting at the position last month and beat major names like FIFA 23 and Final Fantasy 16 (which reached a sales milestone) to the crown this time around. Hence, the new entry in the franchise is ruling the video game industry in Europe.

The Association of the German Games Industry recently posted the video game sales chart for the month of July. As per the ranking, all major sellers like GTA V, Red Dead Redemption 2, and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom were beaten to the No.1 spot by Diablo 4. Even though all the other titles in the top five besides Zelda gained several places, Bethesda’s RPG retained its spot and won the chart for the second month running.

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Diablo 4 tops July’s Germany video game sales chart

Moving on from Diablo 4, Nintendo’s brand-new title, Pikmin 4, debuted at No.10 with only ten days of sales to account for. The strategy video game was one of the only two new titles to appear on the chart this month, with Gunfire Games’ shooting game Remant 2 being the other one at No.15. F1 23, Hogwarts Legacy, surprisingly The Crew 2, and Call of Duty Modern: Warfare 2 completed the rest of the top 10 in the order listed above.

Other major games like Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and NBA 2K23 took major nose dives this month, falling over ten places from their standings in June. On the other hand, two recent releases hit new milestones in Germany during the month of July. Electronic Arts and Respawn’s Star Wars Jedi: Survivor has now shipped over 200,000 copies in the European nation, garnering it a platinum sales award.

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In addition, Square Enix’s Final Fantasy 16 has now sold over 100,000 copies in Germany a little over a month after its release. Even though the game barely made the chart at No.20, it garnered the Gold Sales award from the association. This new milestone further proves the developer’s official stance on the action title’s sales, which have been a hot topic for debate.

According to an exclusive piece from IGN last month, Square Enix was really happy with the sales of Final Fantasy 16 and called them “extremely strong.” As per the developer, the difference in the install bases of PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 is massive but the title still performed really well. In addition, with its “considerably high” meaning that as more PS5s continue to sell worldwide, the sales of the game will only increase.

Taking into consideration the sales figures of the acclaimed Final Fantasy 7 Remake and the difference in size of the install base of the PlayStation 4 at the time of this title’s release, we can see that the attach rate of Final Fantasy 16 is considerably high, given the PS5 install base.

Furthermore, Naoki Yoshida has already hinted at a DLC for the game and even though nothing is certain right now, something similar is very likely to come out as a way to tie up the storyline of the supporting characters.

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Ahmed Mansoor is a News Writer who has a deep passion for single-player adventure games. He loves to keep tabs on the gaming and technology industries and loves to break stories that interest his audience. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and several years of experience writing for games. Experience: 3+ Years || Education: Bachelor's in Journalism || Written 600+ News Stories.

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