Elden Ring has been available for three weeks now, and it’s causing quite a stir. FromSoftware has just released a statement announcing record sales figures for its first open-world action-RPG.
The Japanese studio and Bandai Namco, its publisher, are proud to announce that Elden Ring has already sold more than 12 million copies worldwide, including 1 million in Japan alone. A plebiscite that FromSoftware has never seen before.
Praised by gamers and the press – already the second highest rated game in the world on OpenCritic – Elden Ring has been selling out by the pallet since its release on February 25th.
To measure FromSoftware’s performance, it’s important to remember that the Dark Souls trilogy has sold a total of more than 27 million copies in 10 years. Four years after its release, Dark Souls 3 had sold 10 million units. FromSoftware’s new production is well on its way to breaking all records and exceeding all expectations of the studio and its publisher.
Yesterday, we also learned that Elden Ring is the best launch of a new license in Europe since The Division in 2016. In the U.S., FromSoft’s role-playing game is the best commercial launch since the release of Call of Duty: Vanguard in November 2021.