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Star Wars is the sixth highest grossing video game franchise in UK history | UK Time Tunnel

Ahead of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, we look at the biggest Star Wars games and launches over the last 30 years

The upcoming release of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will by the 119th Star Wars video game released since 1993 (when LucasArts published X-Wing).

That’s an average of almost four Star Wars games a year over the last three decades.

That’s according to Dorian Bloch, the games lead at GfK. It means that there are more games based on Star Wars than any other IP, including Mario and The Sims (with all its various expansion packs).

Combining data from GfK, Gallup and Chart-Track, the charts company says that £492 million has been made by physical Star Wars video games since 1995, making it the sixth biggest video games IP in the UK. It’s bigger than Pokémon, but behind the LEGO franchise (note: All data is based on boxed game sales only). For clarity, LEGO Star Wars games are counted under both ‘LEGO’ and ‘Star Wars’ for the below chart.

Biggest Selling Games Franchises UK

Pos Franchise Total Boxed Revenue Title Count (since 1995)
1 FIFA £1.96bn 51
2 Call of Duty £1.53bn 33
3 Mario £1.07bn 101
4 Grand Theft Auto £769m 23
5 LEGO £506m 80
6 Star Wars £492m 107
7 Pokémon £486m 96
8 The Sims £438m 108
9 Assassin’s Creed £409m 29
10 Need for Speed £378m 31

The biggest boxed Star Wars game launch came in 2015, when EA released Star Wars Battlefront for PS4, Xbox One and PC. The game sold more than double the previous best-selling Star Wars game – The Force Unleashed back in 2008.

This week’s Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will want to beat its predecessor -- Fallen Order -- which is in sixth place. The game is likely to have charted in the Top Five with digital data included.

Star Wars game releases have slowed down in recent years, but when they come they launch big. Last year's LEGO Star Wars game was the fourth biggest Star Wars launch of all time (and the biggest in the LEGO Star Wars sub-series). In terms of EA's recent Star Wars titles (since 2015), only Star Wars Squadrons missed out on the Top Ten.

Biggest Star Wars Game Launches (UK)

Pos Title Publisher Platforms Release Year
1 Star Wars: Battlefront EA PS4/Xbox One/PC 2015
2 Star Wars: The Force Unleashed LucasArts PS2/PS3/360/
Wii/DS/PSP
2008
3 Star Wars: Battlefront II EA PS4/Xbox One/PC 2017
4 LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Warner Bros PS4/PS5/Xbox Series/Switch 2022
5 Star Wars Episode 3: Revenue of the Sith LucasArts/Ubisoft PS2/Xbox/DS/GBA 2005
6 Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order EA PS4/Xbox One 2019
7 LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Warner Bros PS3/PS4/Xbox One/
360/3DS/Vita/PC
2016
8 LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars LucasArts PS3/360/Wii/
DS/3DS/PSP/PC
2011
9 Star Wars: The Old Republic EA PC 2011
10 Star Wars: Battlefront LucasArts/Activision PS2/Xbox/PC 2004

As for the biggest Star Wars games in the UK, there are many that rose up the charts over time. Games like LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga and Star Wars: Battlefront II (the 2005 original) didn’t deliver big day one numbers, but found an audience more gradually. In fact, the three best-selling LEGO Star Wars games didn’t feature in the biggest launch list at all.

Out of 107 games, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is No.8 in the biggest Star Wars games of all time, setting a high bar for EA’s new game this week.

Biggest Star Wars Games (UK)

Pos Title Publisher Platforms Release Year
1 Star Wars: Battlefront EA PS4/Xbox One/PC 2015
2 LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga LucasArts PS3/360/Wii/
DS/PC
2007
3 LEGO Star Wars 2: The Original Trilogy LucasArts PS2/Xbox/360/GC/ DS/GBA/PSP/PC 2006
4 Star Wars: Battlefront II LucasArts PS2/Xbox/PSP/PC 2005
5 LEGO Star Wars TT Games PS2/Xbox/GC/GBA/PC 2005
6 Star Wars Episode 3: Revenue of the Sith LucasArts/Ubisoft PS2/Xbox/DS/GBA 2005
7 Star Wars: The Force Unleashed LucasArts PS2/PS3/360/
Wii/DS/PSP
2008
8 Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order EA PS4/Xbox One 2019
9 Star Wars: Battlefront II EA PS4/Xbox One/PC 2017
10 LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars LucasArts PS3/360/Wii
DS/3DS/PSP/PC
2011

Every Star Wars Boxed Game Released In The UK (Since '93)

Pos Title Publisher Format Release Year
1X-WING LUCASARTS/US GOLD PC/PC 1993
2 SUPER STAR WARS NINTENDO SNES 1993
3 STAR WARS CHESS MINDSCAPE PC/Mega CD 1993
4 X-WING: IMPERIAL PURSUIT LUCASARTS/US GOLD PC 1993
5 B-WING US GOLD PC 1993
6 REBEL ASSAULT US GOLD/LUCASARTS PC/3DO/Mega CD 1993
7 THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK JVC SNES/Game Boy 1994
8 X-WING / B-WING / IMP. PURSUIT LUCASARTS/US GOLD PC 1994
9 STAR WARS ARCADE SEGA Sega 32X 1994
10 TIE FIGHTER LUCASARTS PC 1994
11 TIE FIGHTER: DEFENDER OF EMPIRE LUCASARTS PC 1995
12 REBEL ASSAULT 2 LUCASARTS PS1/PC 1995
13 X-WING COLLECTOR'S CD LUCASARTS/AVALON PC 1996
14 SUPER RETURN OF THE JEDI THQ/AVALON SNES/Game Boy/Game Gear 1996
15 DARK FORCES LUCASARTS PS1/PC 1996
16 TIE FIGHTERS COLLECTOR'S CD LUCASARTS/AVALON PC 1996
17 DARK FORCES EXTRA US DREAMS PC 1996
18 X-WING EXTRA US DREAMS PC 1996
19 SHADOWS OF THE EMPIRE LUCASARTS/NINTENDO PC/N64 1997
20 YODA STORIES LUCASARTS/THQ PC/GBC 1997
21 X-WING VS TIE FIGHTER LUCASARTS PC 1997
22 STAR WARS US GOLD/NINTENDO/UBISOFT Game Gear/Master System/Game Boy/NES 1997
23 REBEL ASSAULT / X-WING COLLECTORS AVALON INTERACTIVE PC 1997
24 DARK FORCES 2 - JEDI KNIGHT LUCASARTS PC 1997
25 MONOPOLY STAR WARS ATARI/BANDAI NAMCO PC 1997
26 X-WING VS TIE FIGHTER: BALANCE OF POWER LUCASARTS PC 1998
27 JEDI KNIGHT: MYSTERIES OF THE SITH LUCASARTS PC 1998
28 STAR WARS: TERA KASI LUCASARTS PS1 1998
29 STAR WARS SUPREMACY LUCASARTS PC 1998
30 REBEL ASSAULT/REBEL ASSAULT 2 AVALON INTERACTIVE PC 1998
31 X-WING/TIE FIGHTER AVALON INTERACTIVE PC 1998
32 JEDI KNIGHT & MYSTERIES OF THE SITH LUCASARTS PC 1998
33 STAR WARS: X-WING COLLECTOR SERIES 3 LUCASARTS PC 1998
34 STAR WARS: ROGUE SQUADRON LUCASARTS N64/PC 1998
35 X-WING / BALANCE OF POWER LUCASARTS PC 1999
36 STAR WARS: X-WING ALLIANCE LUCASARTS PC 1999
37 STAR WARS DROIDWORKS UBISOFT PC 1999
38 STAR WARS EP 1: THE PHANTOM MENACE LUCASARTS PS1/PC 1999
39 STAR WARS EPISODE 1: RACER LUCASARTS N64/Dreamcast/GBC/PC 1999
40 STAR WARS: GUNGAN FRONTIER UBISOFT PC 1999
41 STAR WARS: PIT DROIDS UBISOFT PC 1999
42 STAR WARS: YODA'S CHALLENGE ACTIVITY UBISOFT PC 1999
43 STAR WARS: FORCE COMMANDER LUCASARTS PC 2000
44 STAR WARS: JEDI POWER BATTLES LUCASARTS/THQ PS1/Dreamcast/GBA 2000
45 STAR WARS EARLY LEARNING ACTIVITY UBISOFT PC 2000
46 STAR WARS MATHS: JABBA'S GAME GALAXY UBISOFT PC 2000
47 STAR WARS EP 1: DEMOLITION LUCASARTS PS1/Dreamcast 2000
48 STAR WARS EP1: OBI-WAN'S ADVENTURES THQ GBC 2000
49 STAR WARS: THE COLLECTION LUCASARTS PC 2001
50 STAR WARS: BATTLE FOR NABOO LUCASARTS/THQ PC/N64 2001
51 STAR WARS: STARFIGHTER LUCASARTS PS2/PC 2001
52 STAR WARS: SUPER BOMBAD RACING LUCASARTS PS2 2001
53 STAR WARS: GALACTIC BATTLEGROUNDS LUCASARTS PC 2001
54 STAR WARS: RACER REVENGE LUCASARTS PS2 2002
55 STAR WARS: JEDI KNIGHT II - JEDI OUTCAST LUCASARTS/ACTIVISION XB/GameCube/PC 2002
56 STAR WARS: JEDI STARFIGHTER LUCASARTS/ACTIVISION PS2/XB 2002
57 STAR WARS: OBI WAN LUCASARTS/MICROSOFT XB 2002
58 STAR WARS: ROGUE LEADER LUCASARTS/ACTIVISION GameCube 2002
59 STAR WARS: CLONE CAMPAIGNS LUCASARTS PC 2002
60 STAR WARS EP 2: ATTACK OF THE CLONES THQ GBA 2002
61 STAR WARS: GALACTIC BATTLEGROUNDS SAGA ACTIVISION PC 2002
62 STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS LUCASARTS PS2/XB/GameCube 2002
63 STAR WARS EP II: NEW DROID ARMY THQ GBA 2002
64 STAR WARS: BOUNTY HUNTER LUCASARTS/ACTIVISION PS2/GameCube 2002
65 STAR WARS: KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC LUCASARTS/ACTIVISION XB/PC 2003
66 STAR WARS: JEDI KNIGHT - JEDI ACADEMY ACTIVISION XB/PC 2003
67 STAR WARS GALAXIES: AN EMPIRE DIVIDED LUCASARTS PC 2003
68 STAR WARS: REBEL STRIKE – Rogue Squadron 3 LUCASARTS GameCube 2003
69 STAR WARS: FLIGHT OF THE FALCON ACTIVISIO/THQN GBA 2003
70 STAR WARS: BATTLEFRONT LUCASARTS/ACTIVISION PS2/XB/PC 2004
71 STAR WARS TRILOGY: APPRENTICE OF FORCE UBISOFT GBA 2004
72 STAR WARS GALAXIES: JUMP TO LIGHTSPEED LUCASARTS PC 2004
73 STAR WARS: KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC 2 LUCASARTS XB/PC 2005
74 STAR WARS: REPUBLIC COMMANDO LUCASARTS XB/PC 2005
75 LEGO STAR WARS TT GAMES PS2/XB/GameCube/
GBA/PC
2005
76 STAR WARS EP III: REVENGE OF THE SITH LUCASARTS/UBISOFT PS2/XB/DS/GBA 2005
77 STAR WARS GALAXIES: RAGE OF WOOKIES LUCASARTS PC 2005
78 STAR WARS: BATTLEFRONT II LUCASARTS PS2/XB/PSP/PC 2005
79 STAR WARS EP III: ROTS ACTIVITY CENTRE UBISOFT PC 2005
80 STAR WARS: EMPIRE AT WAR LUCASARTS PC 2006
81 LEGO STAR WARS II: THE ORIGINAL TRILOGY LUCASARTS PS2/XB/360/GameCube/
DS/GBA/PSP/PC
2006
82 STAR WARS: E.A.W. FORCES OF CORRUPTION LUCASARTS PC 2006
83 STAR WARS GALAXIES: COMPLETE ADVENTURES LUCASARTS PC 2006
84 STAR WARS REVENGE OF THE SITH ACTIVITY CENTRE FOCUS MULTIMEDIA PC 2006
85 STAR WARS: LETHAL ALLIANCE UBISOFT PSP/DS 2006
86 STAR WARS: THE BEST OF PC LUCASARTS PC 2006
87 STAR WARS: EMPIRE AT WAR GOLD LUCASARTS PC 2007
88 STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT: RENEGADE SQUADRON LUCASARTS PSP 2007
89 LEGO STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE SAGA LUCASARTS PS3/360/WII/DS/PC 2007
90 STAR WARS: THE FORCE UNLEASHED LUCASARTS PS2/PS3/360/
WII/DS/PSP
2008
91 STAR WARS CLONE WARS: JEDI ALLIANCE LUCASARTS DS 2008
92 STAR WARS CLONE WARS: LIGHTSABER DUELS LUCASARTS WII 2008
93 STAR WARS: CLONE WARS - REPUBLIC HEROES LUCASARTS PS3/360/WII/
PSP/DS/PC
2009
94 STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT: ELITE SQUADRON LUCASARTS PSP/DS 2009
95 STAR WARS: FORCE UNLEASHED SITH EDITION LUCASARTS/ACTIVISION PS3/360/PC 2009
96 STAR WARS: JEDI KNIGHT GOLD PACK ASPYR Mac 2010
97 STAR WARS: THE FORCE UNLEASHED II LUCASARTS PS3/360/WII/DS/PC 2010
98 STAR WARS MAC PACK ASPYR Mac 2010
99 LEGO STAR WARS III: THE CLONE WARS LUCASARTS PS3/360/WII/
DS/3DS/PSP/PC/
2011
100 STAR WARS: THE OLD REPUBLIC EA PC 2011
101 KINECT STAR WARS MICROSOFT 360 2012
102 STAR WARS KOTOR COLLECTION LUCASARTS PC 2012
103 ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS ROVIO PC 2012
104 ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS II ROVIO PC 2013
105 STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT EA PS4/XB1/PC 2015
106 LEGO STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS WARNER PS3/PS4/XB1/360/
WIIU/3DS/Vita/PC
2016
107 STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT: ULTIMATE EDITION EA PS4/XB1/PC 2017
108 STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT II EA PS4/XB1/PC 2017
109 STAR WARS PINBALL SOLUTIONS 2 GO Switch 2019
110 STAR WARS JEDI: FALLEN ORDER EA PS4/PS5/XB1 2019
111 THE SIMS 4 STAR WARS: JOURNEY TO BATUU EA PS4/XB1/PC 2020
112 STAR WARS: SQUADRONS EA PS4/XB1 2020
113 VADER IMMORTAL: A STAR WARS VR SERIES PERP GAMES PS4 2021
114 STAR WARS: JEDI KNIGHT COLLECTION THQ NORDIC PS4/Switch 2021
115 STAR WARS: RACER & COMMANDO COMBO THQ NORDIC PS4/Switch 2021
116 LEGO STAR WARS: THE SKYWALKER SAGA WARNER PS4/PS5/XBS/Switch 2022
117 LEGO STAR WARS: THE SKYWALKER SAGA - GALACTIC EDITION WARNER PS4/PS5/XBS/Switch 2022
118 STAR WARS: TALES FROM THE GALAXY'S EDGE PERP GAMES PS5 2023
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Christopher Dring

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Chris is a 15-year media veteran specialising in the business of video games. And, erm, Doctor Who