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F1 22 was PlayStation’s best-selling digital game in July

F1 22 was PlayStation's best-selling digital game in July

This season’s official Formula 1 game, EA SPORTS F1 22, has leapt to the top of Europe’s digital game sales for both PS4 and PS5.

Following Electronic Arts’ Chairman and CEO Andrew Wilson claiming that F1 22 was “outperforming expectations”, PlayStation’s sales figures look to back up that sentiment up.

This season’s official Formula 1 game topped the overall digital sales chart for both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 in July for the European region, as published via the Japanese console manufacturer’s blog.

It was ahead of titles such as The Quarry, Far Cry 6, Gran Turismo 7 and Stray.

EA Sports F1 22, Verstappen, Miami

Even in the US and Canada, where sales of the F1 games haven’t been as strong typically, F1 22 reached fourth in the overall PS5 chart – this was contrasted by a lowly 18th on the PS4, however.

These strong digital sales, plus topping the UK physical game sales chart upon release, go a long way to justifying EA’s decision to purchase the British-based Codemasters team and its intellectual property for $1.2 billion in 2021.

The game recently added the Algarve International Circuit and is set to feature cross-platform multiplayer for the first time by the end of this month.

The Redmond-based gaming giant’s decision to add in a customisable living space and road-going supercars may have been divisive, but purely from a sales perspective, it looks to have worked.

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