The Dark Souls series has surpassed 8.5 million copies sold

From Software has announced that the Dark Souls series has collectively sold over 8.5 million copies.

The studio held a Japanese presentation where it broke down the sales numbers for each iteration of Dark Souls, including the original game’s Prepare to Die Edition and the current-gen re-release of Dark Souls II titled Scholar of the First Sin.

[via Eurogamer]

Dark Souls has sold 2,828,000 units worldwide
Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition (“with Artorias of the Abyss”) has sold 2,765,000 units worldwide
Dark Souls 2 has sold 2,311,000 units worldwide
Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin has sold 600,000 units worldwide
That’s a total of 8,504,000 sold

The Dark Souls series acted a spiritual successor to From Software’s Demon’s Souls, and was succeeded by the PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne that was released earlier this year.

At this year’s E3, publisher Bandai Namco confirmed that a third Dark Souls would be coming in 2016, and we came away from what we saw pretty impressed.

For more on Dark Souls, check out our preview of Dark Souls III.

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