Outriders Soars Up Sales Charts Despite Launching On Xbox Game Pass

The NPD Group has released its monthly video US game sales report for March 2021, and they seem to further confirm that a game’s inclusion on Xbox Game Pass does not doom its sales. Outriders, a surprise hit that launched day-and-date on the service, still managed to put up impressive numbers on Xbox.

Outriders managed to take the third spot on the Xbox top-sellers list for March 2021, trailing only Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. This put it above other huge games like Madden NFL 21 and Forza Horizon 4, both of which are also available on Xbox Game Pass. The game actually came out on April 1, but the sales data extended to April 3, meaning it did this in just a few days.

But Outriders also managed to take the third spot on the PlayStation charts, only trailing Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Spider-Man: Miles Morales while actually beating Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Outriders was third on the all-platform charts, as well, and because many of the games on that list are from last year, it’s likely to climb even higher.

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Author: Gabe Gurwin