It’s been exactly 25 days since Elden Ring was launched and its developer FromSoftware said the massive, open-world RPG has sold over 12 million units worldwide.
That’s less than a month since the game was launched on 25 February.
Chief of FromSoftware, Hidetaka Miyazaki, said it was “astonishing” to see just how many people were playing Elden Ring and thanked fans for their continued support.
The company also dropped this little teaser in its press release – “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”.
Does this mean we could see a series built around Elden Ring? Perhaps a movie?
Either way, We’re still in the early months of 2022 and it looks like Elden Ring is on track to be the best selling game this year.
Research company NPD Group’s latest estimate showed FromSoftware’s latest masterpiece coming out tops as the best selling game in the US for February.
Impressive, considering Elden Ring was released three days before the month ended.
While no specific numbers were given, the Executive Director for the NPD Group Mat Piscatella tweeted that sales for Elden Ring in February were the highest for any tracked title released in the last 12 months, trailing only Call of Duty: Vanguard.
Bear in mind that CoD: V was released on 5 November, 2021 – compared to how Elden Ring launched three days before the end of February.
Elden Ring was also Europe’s biggest new game for February.
According to the latest GSD market report, it was also Europe’s biggest new games IP since The Division back in 2016, and saw the biggest game launch since Call of Duty: Vanguard last November.
No sales numbers for Asia yet but FromSoftware did say Elden Ring sold 1 million units in Japan.
The game, with its (occasionally obscure) lore written by Game of Thrones’ George R R Martin, has also topped PlayStation’s downloads for February, beating Horizons Forbidden West, a PS exclusive.
Over a week after it launched, the game peaked with almost a million concurrent players on Steam alone, making it Steam’s sixth biggest game ever.
And despite the game’s growing popularity, FromSoftware’s Hidetaka Miyazaki has said the company will continue to craft difficult games.
No choice but for us Tarnished to keep on grinding, I guess.
*Featured image from FromSoftware
By Samantha Chan \ 10:00, 21 March 2022