Elden Ring hits 12m sales globally

Elden Ring hits 12m sales globally

Brand new IP Elden Ring has already shifted 12 million units.

The milestone was announced by publisher Bandai Namco and developer From Software, coming just under three weeks after its February 25th release date. Elden Ring has sold much faster than the From's previous-bigger franchise, Dark Souls, of which the third entry shifted 10 million copies in its first four years on the market.

"It's astonishing to see just how many people have been playing Elden Ring," From Software boss Hidetaka Miyazaki said. "I'd like to extend our heartfelt thanks on behalf of the entire development team. We hope players enjoy a high level of freedom when adventuring through its vast world, exploring its many secrets, and facing up to its many threats. Thank you for your continued support.”

Bandai Namco CEO and president Yasuo Miyakawa added: "I would like to use this opportunity to give my thanks to all our fans who have brought Elden Ring into their gaming life. I am very proud to have been involved in bringing such a wonderful and fantastic game to life with FromSoftware, under the guidance of Director Miyazaki, and with George R. R. Martin.

"Much effort was placed into creating Elden Ring in order to exceed the expectations of our fans worldwide. With a similar goal, we will continue our efforts in expanding the brand beyond the game itself and into everyone's daily life. We will continue to create enjoyment and fulfilment through entertainment so that we can come closer and connect to our fans around the world."

To date, the Dark Souls franchise has sold more than 27 million copies

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