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Unreleased game almost tops Australia’s game sales chart

Two Point Campus was delayed to August 2022, but that hasn't stopped the game from selling plenty of copies on its original launch date.
Two Point Campus has somehow climbed the Australian game sales chart despite not being released until August

In surprising news, an unreleased video game has somehow managed to climb to the top of Australia’s weekly game sales charts for the period of 16-22 May 2022. That game is Two Point Campus, which reached #3 in the charts, despite being scheduled to arrive on 9 August 2022.

The most obvious explanation for this phenomenon lies in the fact that the university management game originally had a release date of 17 May 2022, however, developer Two Point Studios announced a delay for the game’s release in April 2022.

It’s very possible that this information wasn’t clearly communicated enough to players or retailers in Australia, so when eager players arrived to pick up their copies at their local brick-and-mortar store, they found that the best they could get away with was a pre-order, and decided to throw their money down regardless.

Read: Australians spent $4 billion on video games in 2021. Here’s a breakdown.

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Two Point Campus does feature a special launch edition called the Enrolment Edition, which features exclusive retail packaging, bonus game content, and some other bits and pieces, which may have encouraged this splurge.

As a follow-up to the excellent Two Point Hospital, Two Point Campus brings the lighthearted nature of 1990s management simulator genre to the modern day, and applies it to the idea of operating a university. Developers Two Point Studios was founded by British game developer veterans who worked on iconic titles like Fable and Theme Hospital, the latter of which Two Point Hospital was heavily based on.

Two Point Campus is due out 9 August 2022 on PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5.

Read: When the world went wrong, Two Point Hospital was the perfect escape

Elsewhere on the Australian charts, Nintendo Switch Sports took the top spot, followed closely by Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. After the Two Point Campus pre-orders at #3, mainstays FIFA 22 and Grand Theft Auto V (of course) rounded up the top 5.

As always, New Zealand had a few interesting anomalies – this time it’s Stellaris, the 2016 sci-fi strategy game from Paradox Interactive sneaking in at #10

You can find the full charts below, courtesy of IGEA via Game Sales Data.

Australia Game Sales Chart: 16 May 2022 – 22 May 2022

  1. Nintendo Switch Sports / Nintendo
  2. Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga / Warner Bros. Interactive
  3. Two Point Campus / SEGA
  4. FIFA 22 / Electronic Arts
  5. Grand Theft Auto V / Take 2
  6. Elden Ring / Bandai Namco Entertainment
  7. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
  8. NBA 2K22 / Take 2
  9. Kirby and the Forgotten Land / Nintendo
  10. Gran Turismo 7 / Sony Interactive Entertainment

New Zealand Game Sales Chart: 16 May 2022 – 22 May 2022

  1. Grand Theft Auto V / Take 2
  2. NBA 2K22 / Take 2
  3. Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga / Warner Bros. Interactive
  4. Gran Turismo 7 / Sony Interactive Entertainment
  5. Elden Ring / Bandai Namco Entertainment
  6. Nintendo Switch Sports / Nintendo
  7. FIFA 22 / Electronic Arts
  8. Red Dead Redemption 2 / Take 2
  9. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla / Ubisoft
  10. Stellaris / Paradox Interactive

Edmond was the founding managing editor of GamesHub. He was also previously at GameSpot for 13 years, where he was the Australian Editor and an award-winning video producer. You can follow him @EdmondTran