Ghost Recon Wildlands came out in 2017 to a great reception, turning into the biggest game of that year and even surpassing Horizon Zero Dawn and Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. However, Ghost Recon Breakpoint sales appear to not be anywhere near its level, according to Christopher Dring on Twitter.
According to Dring, even though Ghost Recon Breakpoint debuted in the number 2 spot in the United Kingdom, its physical sales are only a fifth of what Wildlands’ were. While we don’t have numbers on digital sales yet to pick up the gap, that’s not very good news.
While digital sales are increasing in prominence every year, there’s still a large amount of physical sales that go along with them. Considering Wildlands’s popularity, there should be no reason that Ghost Recon Breakpoint sales can’t have that same level of success.
Ghost Recon Breakpoint takes place on a fictional island called Auroa, a private island owned by Skell Technologies, a drone builder that has had this island taken over by a paramilitary group known as the Wolves, led by former Ghost Recon member Cole Walker.
The Ghost Recon team in the game must now find a way to survive the Wolves and kill Walker, while also managing to complete their mission. However, going by various reviews of the game, which came out on October 4, it seems like it doesn’t live up to the hype of its predecessor.
Critics have described the game as miserable and expressed criticism about its dialogue, mission designs, and, of course, the microtransactions that are so widespread these days. All of this might be the reason why Ghost Recon Breakpoint sales are so bad physically.
While the game has to be a commercial success to debut at number 2 on the charts in the United Kingdom, there’s no telling how many digital sales are being used for it. If you want to know for sure you can get Ghost Recon Breakpoint on the Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC now.