Elden Ring has sold over 20 million copies worldwide, confirms Bandai Namco

Elden Ring has sold over 20 million copies worldwide, confirms Bandai Namco

Elden Ring has sold over 20 million copies worldwide, confirms Bandai Namco

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Elden Ring has sold over 20 million copies worldwide, publisher Bandai Namco has confirmed. Critic darling and Game of the Year winner at The Game Awards 2022, Elden Ring hit the milestone just days away from its one-year anniversary – February 25. The total combines shipping and sales figures for physical and digital copies sold. . It should be noted that the game reached this number without any DLC or post-launch expansion. For comparison, Dark Souls 3, FromSoftware’s beloved 2016 title, took four years to sell 10 million copies. Elden Ring doubled that feat in just one year.


“The companies would like to thank everyone who played this game from the bottom of their hearts and will continue to develop different ways for fans to enjoy the world of ELDEN RING in the future,” Bandai Namco said in a prepared statement. The achievement of Elden Ring is simply on another level here – coming close to the last reported sales figures of God of War (2018), which sold 23 million units as of November 2022. Sekiro: Shadows Die FromSoftware’s Twice, which was also a multi-platform release, managed to sell over five million copies by July 2020. Meanwhile, the much-revered Bloodborne, which was limited to the PS4, sold just over 2 million copies by the end of 2015.

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If anything, the Elden Ring feat proves just how successful single-player games can still be in today’s video game climate that rewards live-service models with battle passes and in-game purchases. also highlighted underwhelming open-world design choices prevalent in the industry and pioneered by Ubisoft, dictated by endless map icons, waypoints, an objective checklist, and too much grip – essentially, distracting from the wonders of exploration.

The last announced sales details for Elden Ring date back to August, when it surpassed 16 million in sales, with those numbers likely increasing during the Christmas season, thanks to the buzz it generated at The Game Awards.

As the first anniversary approaches, fans are wondering if FromSoftware has any Elden Ring DLC ​​in the works. After all, during his acceptance speech at The Game Awards, director Hidetaka Miyazaki promised that more content was on the way. “As far as Elden Ring is concerned, we have several other things we want to do,” he said at the time. As usual, data miners such as Sekiro Dubi have been hard at work, uncovering cut content in-game that could potentially emerge as DLC content. One of them turned out to be the Colosseum DLC, where players could compete in PvP matches against others online. Arenas have always existed in the main game, but their gates were inaccessible during gameplay until the update was rolled out.

Last year, FromSoftware also confirmed development of Armored Core VI Fires of Rubicon, where mecha robots battle it out in a dystopian post-apocalyptic world to claim control of a mysterious energy source. Directed by Masaru Yamamura, designer on 2019’s sekiroFromSoftware’s next game will let players assemble their own robots and pilot them on fast-paced missions that will test their mettle.

Elden Ring is available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series S/X.

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