Last week’s UK retail sales numbers are in, and from the looks of it, Callisto’s performance was “well.”
The boxed sales numbers were shared by GamesIndustry’s Christopher Dring on Twitter a few hours ago. The retail launch numbers were lower than those of Dying Light 2 but higher than those of some other B-tier games of the year, including Gotham Knights. The majority of boxed sales (74%) again came from the PlayStation 5 version of the game, though it’s worth noting that digital downloads aren’t included in the sales figures yet.
“So it looks like Callisto Protocol has done quite well in UK retail. Boxed launch sales are about 17% lower than the more established Dying Light 2,” Dring Wrote on Twitter. “But higher than some of the other B-tier games released this year (Gotham Knights etc). 74% of boxed sales were on PS5.”
In addition to initial sales figures for the new Striking Distance title, Dring also had some data to share regarding EA’s Need for Speed Unbound and 2017’s Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle.
As reported by Dring, boxed launch sales for the latest Need for Speed entry were about 64% lower than Need for Speed heat sales.
Need for Speed Unbound sales in the UK are down 64% compared to Need for Speed Heat. Numeric would make that a little better but I really don’t know why EA would stick with this series if they weren’t going to support it. deserves better. 78% of boxed sales were on PS5
– Christopher Dring (@Chris_Dring) December 4, 2022
Meanwhile, the pre-2017 version of the recently released Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope game, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, sold better than Sparks of Hope.
Dring revealed that “Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is higher in the UK charts this week than Sparks of Hope”. “The 2017 game has seen significant increases in sales now for four straight weeks.”
Interesting sales data this week, and we’re sure we’ll see more exciting data in the coming weeks. As always, we’ll update as soon as more sales figures for the Callisto protocol become known worldwide. Are you wondering if you should pick up the game? Be sure to read our launch review.
The Callisto Protocol is now available globally for PC, PS5, PS4 and Xbox Series X | S and Xbox One.