Within just 17 days after its release, Elden Ring managed to reach over 12 million copies sold worldwide and 1 million copies sold in Japan.
The newly-released Elden Ring has sold over 12 million copies worldwide and 1 million copies in Japan since its debut on February 25. The news was shared by FromSoftware and Bandai Namco via a press release revealing the sales data as of March 14.
In comparison, the Dark Souls series was only able to achieve total sales of 12 million copies after the release of the third installment, and FromSoftware's previous game, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, managed to reach two million copies sold in 10 days.
FromSoftware President and CEO/Director Hidetaka Miyazaki shared: "It's astonishing to see just how many people have been playing Elden Ring. I'd like to extend our heartfelt thanks on behalf of the entire development team."
President and CEO of Bandai Namco Yasuo Miyakawa added that the company will make effort to ensure that the Elden Ring brand will be recognizable outside of the gaming community as well. "I am very proud to have been involved in bringing such a wonderful and fantastic game to life," he said. "Much effort was placed into creating Elden Ring so that we could exceed the expectations of our fans worldwide. In like manner, we will continue our efforts in expanding the brand beyond the game itself, and into everyone’s daily life."
In November 2021, Bandai Namco management expressed their hopes that Elden Ring would sell more than 4 million copies in five weeks, however, as we see now, the game's sales exceeded the forecast. Elden Ring also became FromSoftware's highest-rated title, surpassing Bloodborne and Sekiro with an average Metacritic score of 96 out of 100.
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