The Dark Souls series has sold 27m copies

The Dark Souls series has sold 27m copies

FromSoftware's notoriously tough Dark Souls franchise has sold more than 27m units to date.

That's according to publisher Bandai Namco, which says that 2016's Dark Souls III has shifted in excess of 10m copies around the world.

That means the series has shifted 18.5m copies since 2015, when FromSoftware revealed that Dark Souls had sold more than 8.5 units. Obviously, 10m copies of Dark Souls III have been sold in the time in between, with the remaining 8.5m units likely being helped largely by Dark Souls Remastered, which launched in May 2018. That launched for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as well as Nintendo Switch.

On the PC side of things, Dark Souls Remastered shot straight to the No.1 spot on Steam.

FromSoftware is currently working on Elden Ring, which is a new open-world fantasy game made in collaboration with Game of Thrones writer George RR Martin. That was announced during Microsoft's conference at E3 2019, though there's no indication when this is going to be launching. You can check out the trailer for that game below: 

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