FromSoftware and Bandai Namco Entertainment have announced that Elden Ring has topped 12 million units sold worldwide barely even 3 weeks since it was released back on February 25.
The announcement can be seen on the FromSoftware website, with the figures coming in as of March 14, 2022 and considers total sales of both the physical and digital versions. This is massive for a new IP and considering that this is a “Souls” title, which was widely believed to be a niche genre, it makes the accomplishment all the more impressive.
FromSoftware President and CEO Hidetaka Miyazaki shares his happiness about the announcement:
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.
President and CEO of Bandai Namco Entertainment Yasuo Miyakawa also shared a few words about the accomplishment:
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.
Elden Ring is now available for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and PC.