Seizing Star Wars Day. The franchise’s best-selling video game has been revealed. We have had a number of titles since the franchise was born, from good to things we prefer not to remember anymore.
Through the industry analyst, Matt Piscatella, a document was presented where we see the 10 best-selling Star Wars games. There are some surprises and games that I personally would have liked to see.
It's May 4th, so here are the top 10 best-selling Star Wars games in the U.S. from January 1995 through March 2021.
2015's Star Wars: Battlefront remains the best-selling Star Wars game in U.S. history, with Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order ranking 2nd.
Source: The NPD Group pic.twitter.com/H6VP6TzhZ5
— Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) May 4, 2021
Yes, just as you are reading it. Star Wars Battlefront (2015) is the best-selling video game in Star Wars history. The number of titles that came out from 1995 to March of this year has been analyzed.
In second place we find Jedi Fallen Order, developed by Respawn Entertainment, which despite not having so many years in the market, became one of the most beloved games of the saga.
Star Wars Battlefront II (2017), meanwhile, is the third best-selling game. With a bumpy launch, Electronic Arts decided to improve on different aspects such as the much-criticized loot boxes and now it has become an excellent multiplayer title.
Other surprises that are in the top 10 are The Force Unleashed, the LEGO games, and the two previous Battlefront titles released in 2004 and 2005 respectively.
In position No. 10 is none other than Shadows of the Empire, one of the many classic LucasArts games that in 1996 came to PC and Nintendo 64.
Star Wars: Where’s KOTOR ?!
I understand why Star Wars: Battlefront (2015) is the best-selling video game. After all, we hadn’t had a multiplayer of the series for a long time.
In addition, having DICE, creators of Battlefield, generated a lot of hype. The game received rave reviews for capturing the essence of Star Wars very well.
It is surprising that KOTOR (Knights of the Old Republic), the action-RPG developed by Bioware and which became a cult game, is not on the list. Some recent rumors talk about a possible remake made by Aspyr.