Bandai Namco and From Software program have introduced that Elden Ring has topped 12 million gross sales worldwide. This information comes as Bandai Namco says it desires to “develop” the Elden Ring IP past the game, though it would not point out what which may entail.
Why are these Elden Ring gross sales numbers so excessive?
After launching on February 24th, Elden Ring gross sales have been by the roof. In a press launch, From Software program and Bandai Namco announce that the game has topped 12 million gross sales around the globe and throughout all platforms, with 1,000,000 gross sales within the studios’ native nation of Japan. In line with a GSD market report, Elden Ring is the largest new IP launch since 2016’s The Division, comfortably attaining the primary spot in February software program gross sales. We have come a great distance since that first gameplay trailer emerged final June.
From Software program head Hidetaka Miyazaki describes the information as “astonishing” and thanks followers for having fun with the game, which was co-created alongside A Music of Ice and Fireplace writer George R.R. Martin. For his half, Bandai Namco CEO Yasuo Miyakawa says he is “very proud” to have been concerned in Elden Ring, and that he desires to develop the Elden Ring model past the core game and “into everybody’s every day life”. It isn’t solely clear what meaning, however anticipate a number of Elden Ring-themed merchandise sooner or later.
The 2 males are proper to be proud; the Darkish Souls sequence did not handle to promote 12 million copies cumulatively till after the discharge of Darkish Souls 3, however Elden Ring has achieved that with only one game to its identify. After all, some would possibly argue Elden Ring is not actually a brand new IP; it shares a whole lot of similarities with Darkish Souls (in addition to a number of different old-school From Software program properties) and even options a number of the identical enemies and animations Darkish Souls does. Nonetheless, Elden Ring would not happen in the identical world and would not share a mythology with Darkish Souls, so for sensible (and authorized) functions, it is a new IP.
What’s Elden Ring?
Elden Ring is the most recent darkish fantasy motion RPG by From Software program. Not like that firm’s flagship sequence Darkish Souls, Elden Ring is a completely open-world game, though it does characteristic a number of “Legacy Dungeon” areas that resemble the interconnected areas of earlier Souls video games. In Elden Ring, you play as a Tarnished, and it is your objective to journey by the Lands Between, battling demigods and fixing the thriller of the titular Elden Ring. In case you’re a Souls veteran, you may acknowledge most of the Souls sequence’ hallmarks, together with the considerably controversial lack of a pause button (though there’s a considerably sneaky method to repair this).
You’ll be able to decide up Elden Ring proper now on PC, PlayStation consoles, and Xbox platforms. The Lands Between will be extremely unforgiving to new gamers, so in the event you’ve simply bought the game and also you’re unsure the place to start out, make sure to try our newbie’s information. Here is hoping that the runaway success of the game prompts From Software program and Bandai Namco to revisit it for an additional game in future. Now in the event you’ll excuse us, we’re off to bang our heads towards Godrick’s axe a couple of extra instances.