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.
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.