LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga has sold more than three million copies

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga has sold more than three million copies in its first two weeks, becoming the biggest global LEGO video game launch of all time.

We already had an inkling that TT Games’ long-awaited title was selling pretty well, given its strong position in the UK digital and physical sales charts. But publisher WB Games has now confirmed that LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga has smashed global records to become the fastest-selling LEGO video game across every platform.

That’s on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, Nintendo Switch and PC, and across every single region and edition, too. Essentially: no stone has been left unturned in the saga-spanning sequel’s quest for ultimate glory, and we’re now witnessing the true selling power of this fully-fleshed out and ambitious video game.

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To put a firm figure on things, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga has apparently sold 3.2 million copies since launching on April 5. All things taken into consideration, though, that number maybe isn’t too surprising. This game has been a very long time coming, having first been announced at E3 in 2019 for a 2020 release.

Multiple delays, a whole lot of radio silence and one very frustrated community later, WB Games finally announced a definite release date for the game in January this year. At the same time, reports of poor working conditions at developer TT Games emerged, citing ‘premeditated crunch’, a term that refers to staff working overtime to ensure a project is finished by its deadline.

Only LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga obviously wasn’t finished by its original deadline, or even its second one. Still, that negative press clearly hasn’t hampered the appetite for a new LEGO Star Wars game, and it’s likely that The Skywalker Saga will continue to do solid numbers for the foreseeable future. It’s TT’s first LEGO title since 2019, after all. What else are we going to play?

For more on LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, check out our definitive verdict, or head over to our dedicated hub.

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Chris Wharfe

I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.

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