Elden Ring dominates gaming right now
Things are going incredibly well, and FromSoftware just announced that it had sold 12 million copies of the game three weeks since its release. For comparison, as an industry analyst Daniel Ahmad noted, the Dark Souls series did not even reach 12 million copies sold before Dark Souls 3, for Elden Ring to do in three weeks, what the Dark Souls series took three games to complete. Albeit well-deserved.
IN Press release from Bandai Namco and FromSoftware, the publisher and developer reported that one million of those sales were in Japan, with the remaining 11 million coming from the rest of the world. “It’s amazing to see how many people are playing Elden Ring,” wrote creator Hidetaka Miyazaki. “I would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the entire development team.”
Bandai Namco President Yasuo Miyakawa added, “A lot of effort has been put into creating Elden Ring to exceed the expectations of our fans around the world. Likewise, we will continue our efforts to expand the brand beyond the game itself and into everyone’s daily lives.” a life.”
Elden Ring seems to be one of the first games in a long time whose hype led to both high sales and critical acclaim – the game has racked up tons of excellent ratings, and our very own Tyler Kolp sang its praises. “The Souls games are excellent, so despite reusing much of what we’ve seen before, it all works,” he wrote in his review of Elden Ring. “Where Elden Ring is reclaiming the past, it’s like playing a new, remastered, and updated version of the Souls game – with some frustrating technical issues that replicate those old days. And when Elden Ring aims for something more, it takes off.”