Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga saw the biggest launch in the history of the Lego series, at least on console. The game sold 3.2 million units in its first two weeks and broke sales records “across all platforms, regions and editions”, Warner Bros. announced. Games.
Warner Bros. Games did not specify which Lego game previously held the record for the biggest launch. The series debuted in 2005 with the original Lego Star Wars, and since then TT Games has released over 20 Lego games based on franchises like Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and Marvel and DC superheroes.
The sprawling game features stories, content, and characters from all nine Skywalker Saga films. This week again, the game’s roster of playable characters has grown even further with the addition of Rogue One characters like Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor. The Classic Character Pack also debuted this week, bringing with it new versions of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Darth Vader, and Lando Calrissian.
The Skywalker saga was developed by TT Games alongside Lucasfilm Games. The game was delayed several times before finally launching in early April. These delays would have led to a “significant crisis” for developers at TT Games. Some developers said they were “collapsed outside working hours due to the workload and some of the stresses they were under”.
For more, check out GameSpot’s The Skywalker Saga review as well as GameSpot’s roundup of the best Lego games of all time.
No new Lego series sets have been announced, but you can expect the franchise to continue in the future given its success. In other Lego video game news, Lego Builder’s Journey, a puzzle game, launched this week on PS4 and PS5.
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