Elden Ring had a massive launch, sold 12 million copies worldwide

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. just announced that their massive hit action RPG Elden Ring has already sold 12 million copies worldwide and more than 1 million copies in Japan. In case you missed our review, we said, “Elden Ring is the culmination of all the Souls entries up to this point, creating a near perfect gameplay experience filled to the brim with incredible boss fights, gorgeous graphics, and an insanely large world to explore.” You can check out BANDAI NAMCO’s announcement below:

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. (headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Yasuo Miyakawa) and FromSoftware, Inc. (headquarters: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Hidetaka Miyazaki) co-developed the brand new action RPG “ELDEN RING” (Japan published under FromSoftware, Inc. / all other regions published under BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.) has sold more than 1M units in Japan (※1, 2) and 12M units worldwide (※1, 2).

FromSoftware’s talented development meets BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment’s worldwide marketing

Under the concept of delivering deep and lasting, quality content to customers worldwide, FromSoftware’s talented development has come together with BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment’s worldwide marketing network to bring about a brand new action RPG, “ELDEN RING” for the home console video game platforms.

“ELDEN RING” was created under the guidance of FromSoftware’s Hidetaka Miyazaki, incorporating the expansive worldview through the eyes of George R. R. Martin, author of the fantasy novel series, “A Song of Ice and Fire,” while applying FromSoftware’s expertise in developing pulse pounding, action based titles, and with the game’s vast and explorative world filled with excitement and adventure, customers worldwide have been showering the game with praise for its unprecedented and overwhelming gameplay experience. Simultaneous release of the game in fourteen languages (※3), coupled with the worldwide network tests prior to release, raised expectations to bring about sales of more than 12M units worldwide.

Please look forward to more of “ELDEN RING” as an IP (characters and other intellectual property) in hopes of expanding beyond the realm of games.

A word from President & CEO/Director of FromSoftware, Inc., Hidetaka Miyazaki

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.

“Elden Ring” is based on a mythological story written by George R. R. Martin. We hope players enjoy a high level of freedom when adventuring through its vast world, exploring its many secrets and facing up to its many threats.

Thank you for your continued support.

A word from President & CEO of BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc., Yasuo Miyakawa

Co-development between FromSoftware and BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment has brought about the brand new action RPG, “ELDEN RING,” which has surpassed 12M units in sales worldwide.

I would like to use this opportunity to give my thanks to all our fans who have brought “ELDEN RING” into their gaming life. I am very proud to have been involved in bringing such a wonderful and fantastic game to life with FromSoftware, under the guidance of Director Miyazaki, and with George R. R. Martin.

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.

We will continue to create enjoyment and fulfillment through entertainment, so that we can come closer and connect to our fans around the world.

※1: Figures as of March 14, 2022.

※2: The total sales figure is derived from distribution figures of the package version and sales figures of the downloadable versions.

※3: Fourteen languages only available on the Steam version.

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Richard Allen is a freelance writer and contributing editor for various publications. While he enjoys modern gaming, he is a retro gamer at heart, having been raised on a steady diet of Contra, Mario, and Dragon's Lair.  Chat with him via @thricetheartist on Twitter.

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