Shadow of the Tomb Raider hasn’t performed significantly nicely by way of bodily gross sales since its launch final week. Lara’s newest journey has seen bodily gross sales within the UK down 70% in comparison with the 2013 reboot, and has been held off the highest spot by one other robust efficiency by Insomniac’s PlayStation unique, Spider-Man.
It’s value declaring, nevertheless, that the Tomb Raider sequence has had a barely potted historical past in the case of bodily vs digital releases. The reboot, which got here out in 2013, launched at a time when digital releases have been nicely established, however nonetheless rising – not fairly the actually dominant drive they’re in the present day, significantly on console.
The subsequent game, Rise of the Tomb Raider, had a timed unique, throughout which period it was solely obtainable on Xbox One. That might go some option to explaining why that game is the most well-liked of the trilogy on Steam. According to Steam Charts, it peaked at a participant rely of greater than 44,000, in comparison with 29,000 for Tomb Raider, and a present excessive of slightly below 38,000 for Shadow.
Of course, that also implies that Shadow is being outperformed by certainly one of its greater sisters, however that’s simply on Steam. Digital downloads aren’t coated by UK chart trackers, and with no exclusivity offers in place, I’d think about that Shadow of the Tomb Raider might be doing simply nice by way of digital console gross sales.
If you’re but to make your thoughts up on the brand new Tomb Raider, you may take a look at our Shadow of the Tomb Raider review. If you’ve already began off on Lara’s journey however you’re struggling, take a look at our Tomb Raider tips, protecting every thing from stealth takedowns to how greatest to deal with your outfit to outlive within the Jungle.