Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Q2’s Best-Selling Premium Game

New NPD report about the US gaming market reveals much about the industry

As another Quarter of fiscal year 2022 has come to an end, a lot of new earning reports have come out. Major companies like Sony and Xbox have been revealing their latest earnings. If you have kept up with the news, you would know this hasn’t been a great time for the industry.

Decline has been a constant this quarter for almost every company. Whether we talk about game sales or consumer spending, almost everything has gone down. So, the fans have been in crisis mode even though the reasons for it are pretty clear. 

It is not all bad news though, as there have been some good highlights for companies. Some games have carried the industries and their companies this quarter. One of those games is Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, and recent NPD reports back its performance up.

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is the best selling premium game of Quarter 2 2022. The NPD group reported this in their latest US gaming market dynamics report. It has sold more copies than any other “Premium game” in this quarter making it a huge success. 

Considering how successful Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga after its release, this is no surprise. It beat games like Elden Ring to take the top spot on the Steam Sales chart. Knowing how big of a phenomenon Elden Ring is even now, this is nothing short of amazing.

With a concurrent player peak of 82,000 players, the game beat the previous Lego game record of Lego Marvel Super Heroes. Hence, Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga was an unprecedented success story. Its sales figures further back this point up. 

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga has sold more than 5 million copies 4 months after release. The game sold almost 3.2 million copies within 2 weeks of its release and that really tells you how big it was. So, this landmark of the highest selling game this quarter is very well deserved for the Star Wars game. 

Another good news was also present in the NPD report. Even though spending on most gaming good went down this quarter, subscription service spending still grew. Players spent almost 15% more on subscriptions this quarter than the last one. 

Its safe to say that this niche of gaming has a really exciting future as it continues to grow even in tough times. Hopefully every other niche of the industry also starts showing increasing profits in the next quarterly reports. 

Ahmed Mansoor

Your average video games enjoyer with a deep passion for single-player adventures who writes about his favorite hobby.