Elden Ring is stringing together records and has just beaten one even more prestigious than the previous ones.
Since its release on February 25, Elden Ring is at the center of many discussions, concerning the incredible speedruns carried out on the game – less than 30 minutes for the last recorded – or the story of a hacker who thinks he is a savior despite more than questionable methods of persuasion. Today the subject is quite different since it concerns a record thatElden Ring would have beaten.
After doing better than all the games Dark Soulsand better than any other game since 2018 not counting the annual editions of call of duty and Fifa, Elden Ring today breaks the record of The Division and becomes the best franchise creation. Since its release, the game is number 1 in many countries, including France. From its first days on sale, it had already sold more than 2.5 times the number of copies ofHorizon Forbidden West.
12 million copies sold worldwide
Good news that does not come alone, since Bandai Namco is proud to announce that the title has just exceeded 12 million sales in less than a month. Impressive numbers, which easily place Elden Ring in the race for the best game of the year 2022. In a statement, the publisher said it was blown away by the success of the game, especially considering that it is not aimed at all types of players.
Hidetaka Miyazaki, CEO of From Software, says: “It’s amazing how many people have played Elden Ring. I would like to express our sincere thanks on behalf of the entire development team. We hope players enjoy a high level of freedom as they venture into this vast world, explore the many secrets, and face the many threats. Thank you for your continued support. »
Yasuo Miyakawa, CEO of Bandai Namco, explains: a lot of effort has gone into creating Elden Ring and exceeding the expectations of our fans around the world. With the same goal, we will continue our efforts to grow the brand beyond the game itself and into everyone’s daily lives. We will continue to provide fun and fulfillment through entertainment so that we can connect with our fans around the world. »
A collaboration with the author of Game of Thrones that has paid off
You will understand, you have not finished hearing aboutElden Ring since Bandai Namco plans to expand the franchise beyond video games, whatever that means. Elden Ring owes part of its success to the collaboration with George RR Martin, the author of the Game of Thrones works, who contributed to the creation of the fantastic universe of the game.