- Forspoken has reportedly debuted high up on the sales charts in various regions, including Japan, the United States, Canada, and European regions.
- The game’s PS5 version managed to sit on the second podium in Japan; Monster Hunter Rise surpassed it. The game passed many entries, including One Piece Odyssey, Grand Theft Auto 5, and the like.
- It took seventh place in the United States and Canada, crossing past The Last of Us Part 1, God of War Ragnarok, and the sort.
- Square Enix’s new IP occupied eleventh place in the European regional sales charts. It was ahead of games like Emblem Engage, Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, Grand Theft Auto Online, and more.
Forspoken‘s release has been filled with contentious events, but it has reportedly managed to persevere through its shortcomings to move over a decent number of copies. Square Enix’s new IP has debuted at the second spot in the region, as revealed in the latest PlayStation 5 sales charts for last month covering the Japanese region.
The title was seemingly only crossed by Monster Hunter Rise last month in Japan, which has come as a surprise to the industry. Despite a release in the last ten days of January, Freya’s chronicles have already proven to be a staggering hit in the region, as apparent by the sales charts. It has seemingly surpassed some significant entries.
Forspoken managed to overshadow entries including One Piece Odyssey, Grand Theft Auto 5, and the like. However, Japan is not the only region on which the game appears to have left an imprint; the United States and its neighbor Canada have also seen the game move more copies than anyone expected.
Square Enix’s polemical entry has climbed its way to the top 10s in the sales charts in the United States and Canada, occupying the 7th spot. It managed to loom over some prominent entries, including The Last of Us Part 1, God of War Ragnarok, and the like, in the United States and Canada region.
The game also seemingly performed well in the European regions but failed to reach the top 10 spots in the sales charts by a small margin. Forspoken was able to leeway its way into the 11th spot in the European sales charts for January (digital and physical), unveiled by GamesIndustry.biz recently.
It managed to barely climb over Fire Emblem Engage, Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, Grand Theft Auto Online, and One Piece Odyssey. However, Square Enix’s new work was exceeded by titles like Elden Ring, Dead Space, Call of duty: Modern Warfare 2, God of War Ragnarok, and Red Dead Redemption 2.
The initial sales in January reported that Forspoken was globally outsold by Hi-Fi Rush on Steam by a wide margin. However, examining the recent sales charts for various aforesaid regions reveals different results, which suggests that the game was reportedly able to slowly toil its way back to the top charts last month.
Regardless, no sales figures were revealed for any of the discussed regions last month, so we can’t guess the exact amount for now.
The new Forspoken IP has been riddled with controversy through and through, with it garnering criticism before and after launch.
For instance, the developers received backlash for absurdly high PC system requirements, downgraded graphics upon launch, mediocre storyline, awkward dialogues, and the like. However, it received praise for its enjoyable traversal and action-packed combat.
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