The game’s performance is one of the most successful among other Japanese RPG hits.
Bandai Namco has released a financial report for the second quarter of the 2023 fiscal year where it revealed that FromSoftware's hit action RPG Elden Ring has sold 17.5 million copies worldwide.
The figure reflected in the report provides the information as of September 30 and includes both physical and digital sales. The previous sales update took place in August when the publisher revealed that the game sold 16.6 million copies as of June 30.
Elden Ring was released in February 2022 which means that the RPG managed to achieve this impressive milestone in less than a year with the first 12 million units being sold in just 17 days after its release.
The FromSoftware title is now the fastest-selling multi-platform Japanese game. It has beaten other Japanese RPG hits including Final Fantasy XV which has sold 10 million copies in 6 years and Final Fantasy VII Remake whose sales have reached 5 million copies since 2020.
The game is also showing the best results among other FromSoftware games. For instance, Dark Souls 3 which was released in 2016 was able to achieve 10 million copies sold only four years after its release, and the studio's previous title, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, reached sales of 3.8 million copies in a year after its launch.
Previously, Bandai Namco said that it was planning to bring the Elden Ring's brand to other mediums to make it recognizable outside of the gaming community as well. However, this time when the company's executives were asked about the future of Elden Ring content, they declined to comment.
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