Gran Turismo 7 Steals #1 Physical Sales Spot In Germany

Elden Ring managed to climb to the second spot, while Nintendo continued dominate the charts during March.

The advent of 2022 has brought forth new dawn for the next generation of games. The year started with a bang; from the shocking acquisition news of Microsoft buying Activision Blizzard to the massive leaks of Elden Ring seeping into the community every other day, 2022 has prospered as the year of gaming thus far. A bundle of big titles has seemingly dominated the first quarter of the year. Games like Gran Turismo 7, Elden Ring, Kirby and the Forgotten Land, and Horizon Forbidden West have overshadowed most games worldwide.

The stellar sales of titles like Horizon Forbidden West and Elden Ring have reached global milestones that were considered improbable, likewise, sales in Germany show similar triumph. The sales of different games have varied in various countries. game – Verband der deutschen Games-Branche e.V. recently unveiled the March sales chart for physical sales in Germany. Gran Turismo 7 has towered over the various momentous titles in Germany, and rightfully so.

Gran Turismo 7
Top 20 PC & Console – March 2022 || Souce: game – Verband der deutschen Games-Branche e.V.

The Gran Turismo franchise is one of the giants in the racing genre of games. The title is centered around authentic race circuits that you catch in professional sports compared to the Forza series, which has a more open-world style. The intricate controls needed for precise racing on a circuit setting present a nice change in the racing genre. It is compelling to see a racing game stand atop a title like the rightful successor of the Souls-like genre.

The rage-inducing title, Elden Ring, has incremented by one on the podium. The game has been a global success, and the community is happy with the new open-world formula blended with the classical Souls-like genre that players are used to loving. The new vibrant colors alongside the dark-Esque vibes preserve the original essence of the Souls’ universe.

It is worth noting that Nintendo titles appear to have dominated the overall month in Germany, with Kirby And The Forgotten Land sitting in the third spot. Ten Nintendo games alone in the top 20 sales list prove that these titles can go toe-to-toe against next-generation titles. The canvas of the gaming industry, Minecraft is also steadily holding onto the charts at the ninth spot. Minecraft is further going to evolve through updates and its thriving mod community and shows no sign of halting.

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