We already had the trends, now there are the (big) numbers: FromSoftware and bandai namco (gaming distributor) have announced that‘Elden Ring had sold 12 million copies since its release.a phenomenal score that smashes the previous studio record held by Dark Souls 3 (10 million sales).
Conquered reviews, an unprecedented success for a From Software game: Elden Ring proves that it is possible to interest a large audience in difficult games, provided that they are not only punitive in their gameplay mechanics
Bandai Namco credits Elden Ring’s popularity to the game’s simultaneous release in fourteen languages and rave reviews, but it’s a safe bet that the game’s greater accessibility (open-world oblige), very demanding but all the same less punitive than a Souls, weighed a lot in the balance.
ELDEN RING is the biggest new IP in Europe since The Division in 2016 and the biggest launch since Call of Duty: Vanguard
EU sales split:
European Monthly Charts: https://t.co/mWzpKuZw87
— Nibel (@Nibellion)
This monster success has in any case surprised until Hidetaka Miyazaki himself. The CEO of From Software and chief supervisor of all the studio’s games did not hide his satisfaction: “It’s amazing how many people have played at Elden Ring. I would like to extend our sincere thanks to them, on behalf of the entire development team.”.
Elden Ring is available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series and PC.